The Nevada Engineering Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (NEATLE) provides support to faculty and students to ensure student success and global excellence, and to build a community of scholars at the College of Engineering. NEATLE has four principles: Prepare, Advance, Welcome and Serve (PAWS). NEATLE aligns with College’s operational pillars as outlined in the Strategic Plan: Student Success; Morrill-focused Student Success; Global Include Excellence; a Community of Scholars; and Research and Creative Works.
|Principles (PAWS) and goals:||Operational pillar: Student success||Operational pillar: Morrill-focused student success||Operational pillar: Global, inclusive excellence||Operational pillars: Community of scholars; Research and creative works|
|Prepare||Address remedial skills missing from students' knowledge base.
Develop a library of training modules, research-informed content and evidence-based pedagogical methods.
|N/A||Ensure compliance with the University's policies.||Contribute to graduate student experiences.|
|Advance||Provide tutoring services and enhanced learning opportunities for 100- to 700-level courses.
Improve student acquisitions of skills and knowledge by using assessment-based grading practices.
|Contribute to the mentorship of undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty members.||Create faculty engagement with advanced educational practices and collaborative opportunities.||N/A|
|Welcome||Engage with "K through gray" philosophy by enhancing outreach beyond current practices and providing enhanced learning, training and professional development at all levels.||Honor the Morrill land grant mission to deliver on the promise of providing the citizens of Nevada with a better future by providing access to learning.
Enhance the land grant promise by developing mechanisms to better provide access for all learners.
|Train faculty to design inclusive learning environments that ensure students are treated equitably, are able to access learning and have a sense of belonging.||N/A|
|Serve||Enhance opportunities for student feedback to be incorporated into the learning environment for teaching practices.
Institute campus-wide, continuous improvement practices based on assessment data.
|N/A||Develop career opportunities for teaching-centered faculty.
Provide professional development trainings for career advancement.
|Engage in professional dissemination of content including educational components in grant writing.|