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Faculty Resources for Teaching and Learning

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Teaching Non-traditional Students (2000). http://www.psychologicalscience.org/teaching/tips/tips_0900.html

Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education - Considered the standard for developing and evaluating quality undergraduate education. Some university sites that explore the seven principles:

Center for Universal Design in Education - The Center for Universal Design in Education (CUDE) develops and collects resources to help educators apply universal design to all aspects of the educational experience:

  • instruction
  • student services
  • information technology
  • physical spaces

Learning Theories

A collection of the most popular learning theories with links and resources for all. http://www.emtech.net/learning_theories.htm

Good Teaching: The Top 10 Requirements – a nice article that talks about the practical side of good teaching.

Writing Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes

Bloom’s Taxonomy: http://www.celt.iastate.edu/teaching/effective-teaching-practices/revised-blooms-taxonomy

Writing Measurable Learning Objectives: https://teachonline.asu.edu/2012/07/writing-measurable-learning-objectives/

Writing Effective Course & Lesson Objectives: Use this tool to easily create lesson or course objectives. http://teachonline.asu.edu/objectives-builder/

Global Learning – Teaching a Diverse Student Body
Purdue University developed a nice guide to help faculty consider various aspects of teaching a more diverse student body. http://www.purdue.edu/cie/pdf_links/GL%20teaching%20tips.pdf


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