Improving Teaching & Learning

Our primary focus is helping Health Sciences faculty improve teaching and learning in their courses. We believe there is always room for growth, so we continuously research the best teaching methods and share them accordingly. In addition to individual assistance, we run a number of group faculty development efforts.

Faculty Orientation 

The IMPACT team meets with new faculty and orients them with teaching tools and techniques in the GW Health Sciences context. Faculty join GW with a huge variety of experiences and needs, and our orientation process is tailored to meet everyone where they are and provide what they need to be successful.

Online Course Facilitation Observations and Feedback

At the discretion of program directors, we use a structured tool to provide faculty with qualitative feedback to enhance their online teaching and the student experience. This covers interaction with students and the learning environment and community. Feedback is constructive and given in the interest of continual improvement.

Faculty Workshops and Discussions 

We regularly organize and facilitate faculty development sessions that seek to foster both cross-departmental collaboration and continuous improvement. Topics range from technology tools, teaching and learning, to conducting research. The sessions are informal and discussion based. Review our archive and upcoming events.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) Workshop

We are certified to facilitate the online version of Quality Matters’ flagship workshop and do so regularly for GW faculty and staff, so everyone can be up on what it means to have high quality online and blended courses.

Keeping up with Research and Special Topics 

We keep up with the research and news in teaching, learning, and instructional technology so you don’t have to. Wondering if some gamification might help liven up your course? Looking for a tool to annotate and have group discussion on videos? Wondering about AR/VR for your class? Having trouble with students not engaging in class discussions? We can help separate the wheat from the chaff.