External Resources

Academic Teaching and Learning (T&L) centers are tremendous resources for university faculty, where often their graduate schools and post-doctoral fellowships are scholarship-focused and mostly devoid of pedagogical training. Some T&L centers not only serve their local users but also place open material on the web. These are superb sources of free, reliable information and guidance for faculty.

One excellent example is The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University. Sections are available for faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and undergraduates as learners. Resources include:

Check out the Institute for Teaching, Learning, and Academic Leadership (ITLAL) at the University of Albany. They provide an A to Z resource focused on student engagement with topics such as:

  • Getting to know your students and what motivates them
  • How to get students active, interacting, and engaged
  • How to get your course ready (and even better than it was before!)
  • How to get the most out of assessing student learning