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Resources for Face-to-Face Faculty 


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:

Cengage for Learning – Communication Resource Center for Learning: Professional development tools for different educational topics.

Teaching tips from Honolulu Community College -


Syllabus Construction


University of California at Berkeley – Tools for Teaching -

University of Nebraska Lincoln – Tools for Teachihng -


Course and Lesson Planning

  L.D. Fink, University of Oklahoma, A Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning


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:

As formulated by the Performance Juxtaposition Site:

Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Abilities 


Active and Cooperative Teaching & Learning


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

Starting Point Teaching entry level Geo Science: l

University of Southern California –Center for Excellence in Teaching – handout on lecturing:

Castleton College – Teaching and Learning – The Active Learning Site:

Stanford University Newsletter on Teaching ; Cooperative Learning – Students working in Small groups:

National Science Foundation – Cooperative Learning in Technical Courses:

University of Delaware – Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education - Problem based learning:

Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction – Problem Based Learning:

Service learning: National Service Learning Clearing House -


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


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 -
Montgomery College - Disability Support Services – Faculty Staff Guide -

Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transsexual (GLBT) Students
SMYL (Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League – support group) – ;
Safe Schools Coalition – ;
Advocates for Youth – LGBT Webpage –


Classroom activities - Icebreakers

  Find examples of classroom activities at


Effective Teaching for STEM disciplines


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


Academic Integrity & Avoiding Plagiarism - 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.


Resources from other centers for teaching and learning


The Association of Faculties for the Advancement of Community College Teaching -

Indiana University -

Michigan State University -

University of Oregon -

Honolulu Community College -

Illinois State University -

Indiana State University -


Inquiry-based Learning

  Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs


Learning Outcomes Assessment


Writing Effective Letters of Recommendation

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



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