Links to Teaching Resources

Designing Effective and Innovative Courses
This week-long 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?” The tutorial is provided by Teach the Earth, the portal for Earth Education.

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. The site is provided by Eberly Center at Carnegie Mellon.

Team-Based Learning
This site provides information about the block-buster team-based learning strategy that’s ambitious, but well worth trying after you have mastered basic group learning techniques. The site includes a 12–minute video that explains the concept of Team-Based Learning: Group Work that Works. It is hosted by the Team-Based Learning Collaborative.

Develop a rubric. Rubistar maintains a great site with editable, flexible, existing rubrics for all kinds of assignments.

Enhancing STEM Education
This site offers extensive resources for incorporating evidence-based approaches, such as active-learning pedagogy and inclusive teaching, in STEM education. It is hosted by The Teaching Center at Washington University in St. Louis.

Conferences on teaching and learning
This site lists many North American conferences on teaching and learning. It is maintained by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University.

Tomorrow’s Professor
An electronic mailing list that is “billed as desktop faculty development,” says Dr. Reis at Stanford University. Past postings and subscription information can be viewed at this site.

Writing Across the Curriculum Materials

NMSU conducted a three-year Open Pathways Quality Initiative  project that focused on investigating student writing across the curriculum. This was conducted between 2013 and 2016, as part of our institutional preparation for reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The following materials are provided to make teaching writing in your discipline easier and more effective. These materials include questions to ask yourself before you give out a new assignment, types of ungraded and informal writing assignments, managing your workload when assigning writing, and a sample writing rubric: