Solve a Teaching Problem
This site provides practical strategies to address teaching problems across the disciplines. These strategies are firmly grounded in educational research and learning principles.
Designing Effective and Innovative Courses
This comprehensive tutorial centers a course around a set of overarching goals that answer the question, “What do I want my students to be able to do when they have completed the course?”
Develop a rubric. Rubistar maintains a great site with editable, flexible, existing rubrics for all kinds of assignments.
Team-Based Learning: Group Work that Works
A 12–minute video that explains the concept of team-based learning.
Information about the block-buster team-based learning strategy that’s ambitious, but well worth trying after you have mastered basic group learning techniques.
Information about using problem-based learning and case studies to teach is presented by the institutional leader in the nation.
The Jigsaw Classroom
Information about how to make each student an integral and essential part of the small group by making them responsible for teaching their peers.
Two articles from the Grading Handbook published by The Center for Teaching Excellence and The Writing Center at the University of Maryland give specific and concrete guidelines for grading student pages. A Step-by-Step Guide for Effective (and Efficient) Grading, by Linda Coleman, begins on page 12. 15 Concrete Tips for Effective Commenting and Grading, by Tim Helwig, begins on page 14.
The National Institute for Science Education
Follow the links to access resources for collaborative learning, assessment, and learning through technology in the sciences at the college level.
Where to publish your teaching ideas
The most comprehensive listing of teaching in the discipline journals anywhere, compliments of Eastern Kentucky University.
Conferences on teaching and learning
Maintained by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University, this site lists mostly North American conferences.
An electronic mailing list that distributes e-mail messages twice a week with career tips and information on issues of interest in higher education. “It’s billed as desktop faculty development,” says Dr. Reis at Stanford University. Past postings and subcription information can be viewed at this site.