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DEEP: Developing Excellence in Eastern's Professors


The Developing Excellence in Eastern's Professors (DEEP) system, designed and developed by the Faculty Innovation Workgroup, advances faculty and professional development at EKU through the design of technology and resources that raise faculty teaching to the highest in the Commonwealth. DEEP represents an ongoing commitment to excellence among EKU faculty and an investment in the continued enhancement of teaching and learning across campus.

DEEP courses move faculty through four scaffolded levels that contain materials and assignments that promote intentional reflection and small changes in teaching. Each level signifies an intensified engagement in the pedagogical topic identified by learning outcomes and cognitive process dimensions outlined in the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy. The system is composed of content that is freely available online.

DEEP courses are available for anyone at EKU who wishes to learn more about a particular pedagogical area.  However, new faculty members, part-time faculty members, and graduate/teaching assistants may find these courses to be a particularly beneficial form of professional development.

System Organization

Each course, based on pedagogical topic, proceeds in levels to ensure that the structure and materials are consistent across the system.

System Organization Chart

Navigating the System

Click on the pedagogical topic(s) below to access the course, which will take you to information about the course and/or a registration form.

Creating Inclusive Classrooms

Discussion Boards

Flipping the Classroom

Foundations of Pedagogy

Information Literacy


Transparency in Learning & Teaching (TILT)

Please contact the Noel Studio with any questions about accessing courses or the DEEP system.

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