Chris Hakala

Course design and faculty development
Springfield College, USA

Chris is the Director of the Center for Excellence on Teaching, Learning and Scholarship and Professor of Psychology at Springfield College, USA. He has over 20 years’ experience as a professor and Center Director in higher education institutions. Over the years, Chris’s research has focused on reading comprehension, teaching, and learning, effective faculty development and assessment. In addition, Chris has been invited to present at many conferences around the country as well as dozens of colleges and universities on topics ranging from reading narrative text to how to effectively manage large classes, or how to engage students in ways that maximize student learning.

Develop your teaching with Chris Hakala
Invitation to University Teaching
Introduction To Teaching In Higher Education
by James M. Lang, Chris Hakala, Todd D. Zakrajsek, Jay Howard, Derek Bruff, Naomi Winstone, Sam Elkington
If you're new to teaching in higher education or want to brush up on those foundational concepts and skills, this learning path provides a rapid grounding in the essentials and suggestions for further study.
Learning path
Course Development Made Clear
Course Development Made Clear
by Chris Hakala

In this course you will learn the process of developing a course from start to finish using principles from the science of learning and backwards design.