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Our Services

We offer a variety of personalized assistance and teaching tools.


Consultations

We are available to consult with you—in person, on the phone, or via email or in our online offices—about any aspect of your teaching experience. We can also visit your class if you like. Common topics include:

  • How can I get my students to be more motivated? 
  • What should I do about late students?
  • How can I critique so many students in one class period?
  • How am I supposed to grade?
  • How can I inspire creativity while also teaching skills?

Instructors are  welcome to request a consultation. Please call 415-618-3855 or email the team at facultydevelopment@academyart.edu.

Easy Grade Pro Tutorials

Onsite instructors, request a copy of Easy Grade Pro software ifrom your department’s Administrative Assistant. Online instructors, contact the Online Help Desk for a copy. Email online@academyart.edu, or call 1-888-431-ARTS (2787)

Printable tutorials for EGP Version 4:

For MAC

For PC

PLEASE NOTE: Multimedia tutorials are for version 3. However, there is enough overlap with version 4 that you will likely still find these helpful.

Easy Grade Pro, Tutorial 1

Easy Grade Pro, Tutorial 2

For individual help with EGP, please contact facultydevelopment@academyart.edu

Course Design Assistance

If you’re building a new course or updating an old one, we can help you:

  • construct a course that guides students to clear, measurable goals
  • fill out AAU curriculum forms
  • develop engaging activities & assignments

Course design instructions and templates can be found here.

Contact us to set up a course design consultation.

Class Visits

We are available to visit classes and provide personalized consultations—constructive, supportive, confidential feedback based on your questions and our observations. Class visits are scheduled in advance, and generally last about an hour. Most faculty find our visits to be extremely helpful and some even ask us to come multiple times.

Embedded Hours

Can't come to the Faculty Development office? Let Faculty Development come to you! A Faculty Developer will be at the locations below at the times listed to assist you with your teaching needs. 

Call 415 618 3855 or e-mail facultydevelopment@academyart.edu to set up an appointment, or just drop in! 

Building Room Day Time
79 New Montogomery 2nd floor across from the elevators Thursday 11:00am-5:00pm
  540 Tuesday 2:30pm-4:00pm
180 New Montogmery 5th floor commons/ 8th floor Admin. office Monday 9:0am-6:00pm
  303 Thursday 9:30am-1:30pm
460 Townsend Sofa outside Admin. office Thursday 8:30am-1:00pm
  3rd floor office/common table Tuesday 11:30am-1:00pm
491 Post B70 every other Tuesday 2:30pm-5:00pm
540 Powell Faculty Lounge Tuesday 2:00pm-5:00pm
60 Federal 5th floor conference room Tuesday 10:00am-12:30pm
601 Brannan 206H Thursday 7:45am-1:00pm
1849 Washington 3rd floor Faculty Lounge Tuesday 2:30pm-6:00pm
2300 Stockton 2nd floor Faculty Lounge every other Tuesday 2:00pm-5:00pm
625 Polk Faculty Lounge Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm
Cannery Suite 300-J Tuesday 9:00am-1:00pm

Events & Trainings

Come together with other faculty to share ideas, inspiration and best practices in teaching, at free professional development events hosted by our team.

The Teaching Expo is a lively, day-long set of offerings held every August, designed to help new and returning instructors kick off the fall semester. Attend interactive sessions, roundtable discussions, reading groups, multimedia presentations, a vendor fair, and more. Come for a couple of sessions or stay all day. Evening sessions are also available.

Expo Anywhere is an online offering of workshops featured at the Teaching Expo. Attendees from all over can participate via Adobe Connect for a day of professional development. Evening sessions are also available.

The Teaching Essentials Workshops are a half-day event offered every January, just before the start of the spring semester. As a smaller version of the Teaching Expo, it is designed to meet the needs of faculty members who are new to the Academy or new to teaching.

Customized workshops & trainings are also available for departments and small groups of faculty, upon request. We can provide a workshop from our menu of offerings or create something more tailored to meet your needs. Contact us to discuss your interests.