The K. Patricia Cross Academy

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

The K. Patricia Cross Academy was founded by Elizabeth Barkley and Claire Major and named to celebrate and preserve the legacy of K. Patricia Cross. A non-profit program under the fiscal sponsorship of The Social Good Fund, it is supported entirely by sales of Engaged Teaching: A Handbook for College Faculty and donations from a small group of donors, including the founders. The Academy is dedicated to supporting college faculty by offering free instructional videos and downloadable resources 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.

I will use this not only for my own use, but I teach math classes for future teachers and I want to provide them resources for teaching and teach them how to teach.

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

I wish to convey how much your resources have helped me. I am a passionate teacher/educator…I can’t thank you enough for your free resources that are so helpful to someone like me with loads of passion and no funds! 

Faculty Member

I really enjoyed navigating the site. I especially found it to be extremely beneficial for someone like me, who has more of an interdisciplinary focus in both communication and education, and particularly an interest in pedagogical communication. The site introduced a lot of really interesting and useful techniques for active teacher-student engagement regardless of the subject matter, which I also believe is very useful.

Teaching Assistant

My institution is always pushing me to attend workshops but honestly, I never go because of the commute and because I don’t have the time. These 24/7 online videos will be SO helpful.

Faculty Member