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Higher Education Teaching Institute

Higher Education Teaching Institute session
The Higher Education Teaching Institute (HETI) provides faculty with substantive, dynamic, and innovative professional development to advance their proficiency in the art and science of teaching and learning.


LSC's Higher Education Teaching Institute is developed for all newly hired full-time faculty members and is designed to be completed in one year, although participants have two years to complete their participation in HETI. 

Key Outcomes

  • Improved understanding of adult learning theory (andragogy) 
  • Enhanced knowledge of college students 
  • Learner-centered teaching strategies 
  • Efficient assessment skills 
  • Effective classroom management skills 
  • Expanded use of resources, tools, and technology to support teaching and learning 
  • Heightened awareness of issues of diversity and inclusion in the global community
  • Reflective self-discovery related to college teaching

Program Outline

HETI hosts the following professional development opportunities available for LSC faculty:

  • Fall Teaching and Learning Conference
  • Fall online workshop on classroom assessments
  • Fall workshop with customized topics based on expressed needs. A sampling of topics include team based learning as well as how to flip a class
  • Spring online workshop on classroom management
  • Spring conference option: International Education Conference
  • Spring conference option: Teaching and Learning Conference
  • Accelerated Learning workshop
  • Instructional Skills workshop
  • Reflection and Renewal Retreat
  • Great Teaching Seminar

Adjunct Certification Program


This 10-week certification program is designed to provide adjunct faculty members with the knowledge and skills to plan and design their courses, to select and execute effective teaching strategies, to assess and evaluate student learning, and to establish an engaging learner-centered learning environment.

Program Outline

This 10-week program is offered in a hybrid format at each campus during the fall and spring semesters. Structured in a cohort design, each program must adhere to a minimum of ten and a maximum of 15 participants. Twenty-four hours of instruction are comprised of five face-to-face sessions totaling ten hours and 14 hours of online work which include structured discussion boards. Successful participants will have attended each instructor-led session, met online requirements while actively participating online, completed an approved capstone project with the objective of improving their teaching effectiveness, and written an approved reflective essay detailing discoveries and improvements planned as a result of the program. Successful participants will receive a one-time $500 stipend.


Eligible employees will have been employed by LSC more than 1 year or have worked 2 semesters in the last eighteen months. They must be an official instructor for an official course, and must have completed the core LSC and department requirements.

Key Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • experience support and encouragement
  • duplicate teaching strategies that engage their students
  • convert learning outcomes into activities and assignments
  • apply assessments that gauge student learning against proposed outcomes
  • analyze their course design for effectiveness in promoting student learning
  • combine teaching strategies to engage multiple learning styles
  • assess and employ strategies that promote the productivity of the learning environment