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 can’t wait to use all the resources. The [techniques] will help me continue to learn and improve my teaching practices.

Department Chair

Your content - especially the videos - is lucid, simple to understand, and it seamlessly bridges the gap between theory and practice. 

Faculty Member

When I discovered you, it was like I had stumbled on a goldmine. My colleagues are now as addicted to your resources as I am!

Faculty Member

I included the [K. Patricia Cross Academy] website in the facilitated online workshop I created for faculty to help them move to online teaching. The gratitude for sharing this site with faculty has been overwhelming! They are finding it so very helpful! We have even linked it to our Faculty Toolkit web page through Faculty Professional Development. 

Faculty Member

That’s good, that’s really good. That three minutes was more useful than an hour and 45 minutes of professional development today.

Faculty Member