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Teaching Resources

Advice for New Faculty Members

Advice for New Faculty Members: Nihil Nimus by Robert Boice is a research-based account of the characteristics of new faculty who thrive in their new positions and those who struggle. 

Area of Focus: New Faculty Tag: New Faculty

What the Best College Teachers Do

What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain describes the results of a fifteen-year study of nearly 100 college teachers, including how the "best" teachers were selected and what characterized the "best" teachers. This is a quick, interesting read.

Area of Focus: Teaching Enhancement Services Tag: Teaching Effectiveness

McKeachie's Teaching Tips

McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers by Marilla D. Svinicki and Wilbert J. McKeachie is a great source for research-based strategies to improve student learning. The text has quick tips for meeting a class for the first time, facilitating discussion, making lectures more effective, motivation of students, assessment, and more.

Area of Focus: Teaching Enhancement Services Tag: Teaching Effectiveness

Active Learning Classrooms: Learning through inquiry and collaboration

McGill University - Teaching and Learning Services (http://www.mcgill.ca/tls/) has produced a series of videos that highlight how Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) are being used at McGill to enhance student engagement and active and collaborative learning. Carolyn Samuel and students comment on fostering classroom inquiry through the immediate access to technology and the use of writable walls to promote active learning.

Area of Focus: Learning-Centered Teaching Tag: Teaching Effectiveness

Active Learning Classrooms @ the College of Biological Sciences

University of Minnesota - Learn about the College of Biological Sciences' lecture-less active learning classrooms.

Area of Focus: Learning-Centered Teaching Tag: Teaching Effectiveness

Notes from Weimer Book Club Discussion 3-11-2015

CETL’s Learner-Centered Teaching Supports
•Consultations specifically tailored to address faculty’s interest in or questions about teaching
•Focused classroom observations to gather and share feedback confidentially with a faculty member specific to his or her needs and interests
•Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) – a way of gathering mid-semester, formative feedback from students about their perceptions of the strengths of the course as well as areas for improvement.
Area of Focus: Learning-Centered Teaching Tag: Classroom Strategies

SoTL and Institutional Change

Hutchings, Huber, and Ciccone (2011) suggested four areas of institutional impact of SoTL
1. Improving Teaching and Student Learning
2. Professional Growth and Faculty Development
3. Assessment
4. Valuing and Evaluating Teaching

Volume 8 (2013) of the journal InSight includes essays addressing these four areas
Full Issue: http://insightjournal.net/?page_id=134

Area of Focus: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Tag: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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