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Education Programs





ETSU Higher Education Teaching Graduate Certificate


This 15-credit program provides specific pedagogical, andragogical, and curriculum design tools for the higher education environment. The focus is to further educate college and university faculty and those who seek higher education teaching positions.


Dr. Jill Channing, Graduate Coordinator, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

  • Email:
  • Phone: (423) 439-7617
Semester Application Deadlines
  • Fall: August 10
  • Summer: May 15
  • Spring: December 15





ETSU Community College Leadership Graduate Certificate


ETSU is accepting applications for its post-master's graduate certificate program in Community College Leadership. Course content will be delivered online with weekend seminar experiences available.


Dr. Jill Channing, Graduate Coordinator, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

  • Email:
  • Phone: (423) 439-7617
Semester Application Deadlines
  • Fall: August 10
  • Summer: May 15
  • Spring: December 15

Conferences, Workshops, and Seminars

Google Cloud Skills Boost generative AI learning path

  • Virtual, asynchronous. Free. Ongoing, without a closing date.
  • This learning path guides you through a curated collection of content on generative AI products and technologies, from the fundamentals of Large Language Models to how to create and deploy generative AI solutions on Google Cloud.

TBR Disability Awareness Series

This four-part series is designed to provide attendees with a deeper understanding of the experiences of individuals with disabilities, create awareness about how some disabilities may present themselves, and discuss accommodations for disabilities. Each session will be recorded and is anticipated to last about 90 minutes.

Digital Education Summit

OLC Accelerate

  • Virtual: October 3 - 5, 2023. Onsite: October 24 - 27, 2023 in Washington, DC.
  • This year’s conference theme is “Creating Connections: Uniting Learners through Collaboration and Creativity.”

Embracing the Power of Generative AI

  • Virtual: October 11, 20231:00 PM - 2:20 PM. Host: Cengage.
  • Join this webinar to learn why and how you can consider using AI to open new possibilities in the classroom. Hear first-hand experiences, insights and potential concerns from a grassroots higher ed panel including a student, an instructional designer, an administrator and faculty. Plus, you can continue the AI conversation in our All Access Community. The goal of this Empowered Educator event is to offer various perspectives, considerations and practical applications for ways you, as faculty, could use generative AI to improve learning outcomes.

We All Rise 2023 Virtual Conference

  • Virtual: October 18 - 19, 2023.
  • In 2021, in response to requests for an annual event like the We All Rise Biennial Conference, a virtual conference was created to allow an additional opportunity for colleagues to convene and learn from others who are involved with access, diversity, and equity work, with an emphasis on increasing student success and completion rates, as well as workforce preparation. These biennial virtual convenings cover topics such as reflections on implementation strategies and outcomes of access and diversity grant funded programs, innovations in practice, as well as extended sessions on critical and topical areas of focus.

2023 Regional Hip Drive-Ins (TBR)

  • October 24, 2023, at the TBR System Office, 1 Bridgestone PK, Nashville, TN 37214
  • The 2023 Regional HIP Drive-Ins are an opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators to come together to share evidence-based high-impact practice implementation and assessment. A focus of the regional drive-ins will be to highlight ways high-quality HIP courses advance TBR's mission of workforce development and student success. Faculty, staff, and administrators with an interest in scaling HIPs at their institution are encouraged to participate.

2023 IUPUI Assessment Institute

  • October 29 - 31, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Call for Proposals open until Wednesday, March 1, 2023. 
  • Hosted by IUPUI, the Assessment Institute is designed to provide opportunities for (1) individuals and campus teams new to higher education assessment and improvement to acquire fundamental knowledge about the field; (2) individuals who have worked as leaders in assessment and improvement to share and extend their knowledge and skills; and (3) those interested in assessment and improvement at any level or in any collegiate context to establish networks that serve as sources of support and expertise beyond the dates of the Institute.

Other Training Opportunities!

CORA Learning 

CORA is excited to partner with institutions to offer professional development around enhancing the ability to better serve men of color through our Men of Color series which includes Teaching Men of Color in the Community college, Supporting Men of Color in the Community College, and Teaching Boys and Young Men of Color and our Racial Equity in Education Series which include Racial Microaggressions, Unconscious Bias, and Best Practices in Teaching in the Community College.

LinkedIn Learning

Grow your skills and advance your career with LinkedIn Learning!


Coursera offers a variety of free courses for professional development in your academic field or other areas of interest.