The K. Patricia Cross Academy

For Faculty • For Free • For the Future of Higher Education

The K. Patricia Cross Academy is an investment in the future of higher education named to celebrate and preserve the legacy of K. Patricia Cross. Founded by Elizabeth Barkley and Claire Major, we are a non-profit program under the fiscal sponsorship of The Social Good Fund. We are dedicated to supporting faculty by offering free instructional videos, downloadable resources, and CrossCurrents articles that clearly outline how to:


Implement high-impact, evidence-based teaching techniques that improve students' learning; and


Document student learning in ways that provide the information teachers need to improve their teaching as well as assist them in their efforts for hiring, tenure, and promotion.

Much needed. Especially useful to reach adjunct, marginalized, or new faculty. This will change the landscape for professors who are teaching students.

Faculty Member

The K Patricia Cross Academy website offers a wide variety of teaching tips that are great for engaging students. I have recommended the website to colleagues and instructional designers at UA Online to use as a resource.

Faculty Member

This will surely be a valuable resource for higher education in the coming months and years.


I found your website by participating in an ACUE class. The site has so many wonderful sources! Thank you!

Faculty Member

I really liked the design of the website. It was very easy to navigate, and I appreciated how all the different teaching techniques were right alongside each other. Believe it or not, I utilized some of these techniques as both a student, and as a teaching assistant. Overall, I think the website is a wonderful reference for both teachers and students in terms of expanding their learning capabilities! 

Teaching Assistant