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    Elearning

    Technology can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Our trained specialists will help you troubleshoot technological questions related to the Learning Management System (LMS) and WMU Essential Studies (WES) to make sure that you understand how to leverage instructional technology to your鈥攁nd your students'鈥攂enefit.

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    Dual Enrollment

    Connect with eligible high school students and local K-12 partners to create postsecondary pathways that help students seamlessly transition to college.

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    Events and Communities

    Forge stronger connections with your students. Leverage Elearning to make teaching more efficient. Discover how to use the latest AI technology to your advantage. Explore cutting-edge pedagogical methods. And that鈥檚 just the tip of the iceberg鈥擶MUx Events and Communities offer something for every instructor.

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    Collaboration

    When higher education and industry join forces, everyone wins. Discover how WMU-Grand Rapids is actively addressing the unique needs of Southwest Michigan, aiming to educate, upskill, and reskill learners within our region.

A resource and partner to the university and its community.

WMUx exists to collaboratively imagine, design and realize ideas that transform and enhance the learning experience.

What is WMUx?

The landscape of higher education is evolving rapidly, and the imperative to create impactful, diverse, and flexible learning experiences is more critical than ever. Delivering excellent academic experiences necessitates thoughtfully designed courses, inclusive teaching, and leveraging instructional technology to its full potential; however, staying on top of it all can be daunting, overwhelming, or frustrating.聽聽

That's where WMUx comes in.聽聽

Drawing on the expertise of our teams, WMUx collaborates with instructors, staff, and administrators within the university to overcome challenges, seize opportunities, and propel academic innovation forward in ways that directly benefit our campus community. We also share our skills and services with our community outside of the university, forging unique learning experiences for pre-college students, adult learners, and organizations across southwest Michigan.聽

Teaching & Learning

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    Instructional Design & Development

    You bring the subject matter expertise, and we鈥檒l help you discover evidence-based teaching and learning strategies that can transform and enhance your students鈥 academic experiences. From individual instructors to entire programs and departments, we offer customized solutions to fit the diverse needs of our partners.

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    Instructional Technology

    Our experts are ready to help you better understand, navigate, and leverage technology so you can elevate your instruction, not complicate it! We provide administration and support for dozens of systems and tools that you use daily. From the Instructional Technology Center help desk to our accessibility experts, whatever problems are troubling you, we鈥檙e here to make the answers clear.

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    Faculty Development

    In collaboration with institutional units across the university, we help all instructors鈥攚hether you are board appointed, adjunct and part-time, or a graduate student鈥攄evelop the skills necessary to lead innovation in teaching, sustain growth throughout your career and across disciplines, and engage in impactful scholarship opportunities.

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Market Research

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Make data-informed decisions and answer critical questions without getting lost in the research. From market trend analysis to survey design to focus groups, our team utilizes quantitative and qualitative methods to equip you with the information you need to move your project forward.

Community Connections

  • OLLI

    The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WMU (OLLI) offers high-quality, non-credit educational opportunities for mature adults in southwest Michigan. With support from WMUx, this volunteer organization has collaborated with emeriti, faculty, and staff to offer compelling courses, thought-provoking trips, and impactful community service events year-round since 2011.

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  • Grand Rapids

    WMUx extends the reach of the university beyond Kalamazoo through our campus in Grand Rapids. As a leader in innovation, WMU-Grand Rapids identifies, develops, and opens the doors to learner-centered pathways for diverse populations across the region through our commitment to active community engagement and by providing cutting-edge academic experiences that respond to the needs of the modern age.

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  • Early College Programs

    Charting a path to professional success starts early. In collaboration with K-12 partners statewide, WMUx鈥檚 Early College Programs empower high school students to pursue dual enrollment by attending university-level courses, giving them the opportunity to earn credits towards their high school graduation requirements in addition to 六合彩开奖数据鈥檚 academic programs.

    Take the first step

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    Professional Development

    WMUx鈥檚 Professional Development team designs non-credit learning opportunities that help our clients overcome challenges and discover creative solutions. Our customized competency-based programs are built around relevant, real-world projects and practical activities that deliver tangible results.

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Mission Statement

  • Imagine.

    WMUx is driven by a vision of the future. We strive to define what academic innovation looks like by exploring teaching methodologies, how technology is incorporated into learning, and what types of support instructors need to succeed. WMUx embraces discovery by testing new ideas, taking risks, and finding inventive solutions that meet the individual needs of those we serve.

  • Design.

    WMUx acts as a catalyst for change by utilizing creative methods to approach challenges and solve problems. We work with our partners to identify opportunities and brainstorm customized solutions to meet specific needs. Our internal experts leverage the latest research and data analytics on teaching and learning to drive decision-making as we collaboratively design excellent academic experiences.

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    Realize.

    WMUx drives results. We connect ideas to intentionally designed processes that transform thoughts into action. How? Through collaboration. WMUx cultivates thriving relationships and connections within both our internal and external communities by forming inclusive teams that break down barriers to provide our partners with the resources and support they need.