Nevada Engineering Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence

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.

NEATLE principles: Prepare, Advance, Welcome, Serve (PAWS)

PAWS alignment to College Operational Pillars
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.