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1.

Best Practices in Undergraduate Education

 

The “ Seven Principles of Good Undergraduate Education ”, by Arthur W. Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson, 1987, for the American Association of Higher Education and the Ford Foundation.

American Council on Education, Online Information Center: http://www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Online_Resources

Cengage for Learning – Communication Resource Center for Learning: Professional development tools for different educational topics. http://college.cengage.com/communication/resources/instructors/general.html

Teaching tips from Honolulu Community College - http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/goodteach.htm

2.

Syllabus Construction

 

University of California at Berkeley – Tools for Teaching - http://teaching.berkeley.edu/bgd/syllabus.html

University of Nebraska Lincoln – Tools for Teachihng - http://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/current/dev/teachingtools/syllabus-checklist.shtml

3.

Course and Lesson Planning

  L.D. Fink, University of Oklahoma, A Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning http://www.deefinkandassociates.com/GuidetoCourseDesignAug05.pdf

4.

Student learning outcomes

 

Benjamin Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Goals– Cognitive Domain. A tool to formulate higher level thinking skills, student learning outcomes in higher education

As formulated by the University of Oregon: http://tep.uoregon.edu/resources/assessment/multiplechoicequestions/blooms.html

As formulated by the Performance Juxtaposition Site: http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html

Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Abilities 

5.

Active and Cooperative Teaching & Learning

 

The following websites have information on active and cooperative teaching & learning:

Starting Point Teaching entry level Geo Science: http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/cooperative/techniques.htm l

University of Southern California –Center for Excellence in Teaching – handout on lecturing: http://cet.usc.edu/resources/teaching_learning/docs/

Castleton College – Teaching and Learning – The Active Learning Site: http://www.castleton.edu/teachlearn/alsite.htm

Stanford University Newsletter on Teaching ; Cooperative Learning – Students working in Small groups: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/CTL/Newsletter/cooperative.pdf

National Science Foundation – Cooperative Learning in Technical Courses: http://cgiss.boisestate.edu/~billc/Teaching/Tips/Cooperative_learning_felder_1994.pdf

University of Delaware – Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education - Problem based learning: http://www.udel.edu/inst/

Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction – Problem Based Learning: http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/pbl/

Service learning: National Service Learning Clearing House - http://www.servicelearning.org/slice/resource/uc-1000-quest-syllabus

6.

Learning styles

 

Indiana State University - Using Learning Styles to Adapt Technology for Higher Education

Emerging Technologies (emTech) - Resources on learning styles for teachers, students, and parents.

Dr. R.M. Felder at North Carolina State University - Dr. Felder's learning styles and teaching styles models especially apply to those in technical disciplines.

Learning-styles-online.com - Discover your own learning styles and review detailed descriptions of the various styles.

7.

Inclusive Classroom

 

Teaching Strategies: Creating an Effective Learning Climate - A set of resources from University of Michigan's Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) that addresses several factors for creating inclusive classrooms.

Association of American Colleges and Universities/University of Maryland Diversity Web - A compendium of campus practices and resources for class discussion.

Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination - A web site for students, teachers, and others interested in the causes and consequences of prejudice.

Creating Inclusive College Classrooms , written by Shari Saunders and Diana Kardia at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) at the University of Michigan, contains a chapter that provides guidance on ways instructors can create supportive learning environments for students. From A Guidebook for University of Michigan Graduate Student Instructors

Student with Disabilities
Association on Higher Education and Disability - http://www.ahead.org/
Montgomery College - Disability Support Services – Faculty Staff Guide - http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Plain.aspx?id=10022

Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transsexual (GLBT) Students
SMYL (Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League – support group) – http://www.smyal.org ;
Safe Schools Coalition – http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org ;
Advocates for Youth – LGBT Webpage – http://www.youthresource.com

8.

Classroom activities - Icebreakers

  Find examples of classroom activities at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/hancock/downloads/4247.pdf

9.

Effective Teaching for STEM disciplines

 

Teaching tips especially for faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-

http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/cooperative/techniques.html

http://www.capital.edu/21424/Chemistry-Biochemistry/

http://archive.wceruw.org/nise/

10.

Academic Integrity & Avoiding Plagiarism

 

http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/sub1.aspx?id=18885 - See section VIII for the College's policy on academic integrity.

Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Avoid It - An online tutorial provided by the MC library.

Handouts for Faculty - Handouts on how to cite sources (APA and MLA) and tips on detecting and preventing plagiarism.

Academic Integrity in Teaching and Learning - A top ten list for avoiding plagiarism problems from the Univerisity of North Carolina.

Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices - An Illinois State University resouces on best practices in avoiding plagiarism.

Cyberplagiarism: Detection and Prevention - A PennState University resource with links to examples of different types of plagiarism, as well as a list of causes of plagiarism and some signs to look for when attempting to detect it.

Preventing Academic Dishonesty - An excerpt from Barbara Gross Davis' book Tools for Teaching, which includes general strategies for preventing academic dishonesty. Barbara Davis is the Assistant Vice Provost at University of California, Berkeley.

11.

Resources from other centers for teaching and learning

 

The Association of Faculties for the Advancement of Community College Teaching - http://www.afacct.csmd.edu/

Indiana University - http://www.indiana.edu/~teaching/

Michigan State University - http://fod.msu.edu/index.html

University of Oregon - http://tep.uoregon.edu/

Honolulu Community College - http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/goodteach.htm

Illinois State University - http://www.teachtech.ilstu.edu:16080/resources/

Indiana State University - http://www.indstate.edu/cirt/

12.

Inquiry-based Learning

  Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs http://scaleup.ncsu.edu/

13.

Learning Outcomes Assessment

 

http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department.aspx?id=5534

14.

Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation

  Writing Letters of Recommendaton Presentation  
  Student Guide to Letters  
  Superlatives for Recommendation Letters  

 


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