Faculty Teaching Resources

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Syllabus Design, Course Design & Course Objectives
Syllabus Design, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://bokcenter.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k1985&pageid=icb.page29695

Four Questions to Pose on Your Syllabus, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/SyllabusWorkshop09.html


Components of a Syllabus, University of California at Berkeley:
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/docs/SyllabusComponents.pdf

Questions to Ask About a Syllabus, University of California at Berkeley:
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/syllabusquestions.html

Designing &Teaching a Course, Carnegie Mellon:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/designteach/index.html


Planning the Semester, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/semester.html

Course Design Tip Sheet, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/CourseDesign.html

Creating Assignments and Exams, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/wilkinson.html

The Educational Value of Course Learning Objectives, Carnegie Mellon:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/resources/Teaching/CourseDesign/Objectives/CourseLearningObjectivesValue.pdf

Learning Objectives, MIT:
http://web.mit.edu/tll/teaching-materials/learning-objectives/index-learning-objectives.html

Strategic Teaching, MIT:
http://web.mit.edu/tll/teaching-materials/teaching-strategically/index-teach-strategic.html

Teaching Goals Inventory, University of California at Berkeley:
http://fm.iowa.uiowa.edu/fmi/xsl/tgi/data_entry.xsl?-db=tgi_data&-lay=Layout01&-view

Content Tyrrany, Tomorrow's Professor:
http://cgi.stanford.edu/~dept-ctl/tomprof/posting.php?ID=73&search=content%20tyranny

Assignment Design Checklist, University of California at Berkeley :
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/assigndesign.html

Learning Goals, University of California at Berkeley:
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/establishinglearninggoals.html


Use of Technology

Boarding, Casting, & Tubing in the Classroom, Dr. Jon Ernstberger, SALT 3 Spring 2011, LaGrange College
http://www.lagrange.edu/resources/pdf/teaching-resources/ErnstbergerSALT2011Presentation.pdf

Use of Clickers, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://bokcenter.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k1985&pageid=icb.page29705

Classroom Response Systems, Carnegie Mellon:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/resources/PublicationsArchives/StudiesWhitepapers/ClassroomResponse_Nov07.pdf


Use/Misuse of PowerPoint, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://bokcenter.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k1985&pageid=icb.page29705

Lecture Webcasting, Carnegie Mellon:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/resources/PublicationsArchives/StudiesWhitepapers/LectureWebcasting_Jan07.pdf


Collaboration Tools, Carnegie Mellon:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/resources/PublicationsArchives/StudiesWhitepapers/CollaborationTools_Jan09.pdf


Podcasting, Carnegie Mellon:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/resources/PublicationsArchives/StudiesWhitepapers/Podcasting_Jun07.pdf

Impact of Laptop Computers on Students' Academic Lives, Carnegie Mellon:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/resources/PublicationsArchives/StudiesWhitepapers/LaptopStudyReport-2006.pdf

Technology Enabled Active Learning, MIT:
http://icampus.mit.edu/projects/TEAL.shtml

Tips for Online Student Projects, University of California at Berkeley:
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/onlineprojects.html


Presentation of Class Material:Lecture, Class Discussions, Problem-based Learning

Tips for Lecturing: Bok Center at Harvard:
http://bokcenter.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k1985&pageid=icb.page29696

20 Ways to Make Lecturing More Participatory, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/TFTlectures.html

Video on Lecture Tips, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://bokcenter.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k1985&tabgroupid=icb.tabgroup122049

Lecturing Tips, University of California at Berkeley:
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/docs/speakingtips.pdf


Lecturing, Tools for Teaching:
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/bgd/delivering.html

The Change Up in Lectures, National Teaching and Learning Forum:
http://www.ntlf.com/html/pi/9601/article1.htm

Leading Class Discussions, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://bokcenter.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k1985&pageid=icb.page29698


Types of Questioning for Class Discussions, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/questioning.html

Techniques for Responding, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/responding.html

Ten Strategies for Effective Discussion Leading, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/Dawes_DL.html

Planning Lively Science Sections, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/sectionplan.html

Alternatives to PowerPoint, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/notPPT.html

Better Teaching Strategies, Harvard Gazette Article:
http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2001/03.08/01-light.html

Video on Collaborative Learning, Harvard:
http://athome.harvard.edu/programs/light/index.html


In Classroom, small changes can make a big difference, Harvard Gazette Article:
http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/1997/09.25/InClassroomSmal.html

Video on Teaching Labs, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://bokcenter.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k1985&tabgroupid=icb.tabgroup122049


Problem Based Learning, Tomorrow’s Professor:
http://cgi.stanford.edu/~dept-ctl/tomprof/posting.php?ID=773&search=problem-based%20learning


Diversity in the Classroom
Socioeconomic Class in the Classroom, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/class.html

Managaing Hot Moments in the Classroom, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/hotmoments.html

Teaching in Racially Diverse Classrooms, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/TFTrace.html

Video on Fostering Diversity, Harvard:
http://athome.harvard.edu/programs/light/index.html

Recognizing and Addressing Cultural Variations in the Classroom, Carnegie Mellon:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/resources/PublicationsArchives/InternalReports/culturalvariations.pdf


Teaching Students with Disabilities, University of California at Berkeley:
http://dsp.berkeley.edu/TeachStudentsWithDisab.html


Links for Teaching Diverse Populations, Michigan State University:
http://fod.msu.edu/OIR/Diversity/diverse-populations.asp

Creating Inclusive College Classrooms, University of Michigan:
http://www.crlt.umich.edu/gsis/P3_1.php

Diversity Essay Series, University of Colorado:
http://www.colorado.edu/ftep/publications/diversity.html


Course Evaluation

Assessing Teaching, Carnegie Mellon:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/assessment/assessteaching/index.html

Using Early Feedback from Students, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://bokcenter.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k1985&pageid=icb.page29688

Student Feedback Using the Muddy Card Method, MIT:
http://web.mit.edu/tll/teaching-materials/teaching-recitations/Using-MuddyCard-FeedbackSheet.pdf
and
http://web.mit.edu/tll/teaching-materials/teaching-recitations/MuddyCard-FeedbackSheet.pdf

Early Feedback, University of California at Berkeley:
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/docs/early_feedback.pdf


Grading

Grading Rubrics: Writing, Oral Presentations, & Lab Reports, MIT:
http://web.mit.edu/tll/teaching-materials/rubrics/index-rubrics.html

Assessing Learning, Carnegie Mellon:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/assessment/assesslearning/index.html

Assessment and Grading, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://bokcenter.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k1985&pageid=icb.page29701

Grading Papers, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/GradingPapers.html

Reading & Responding to a Senior Thesis, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/SeniorTheses.html


Writing
Improving Student Writing through Modeling, Bowling Green State University:
http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/lemayEandE/emulationandexcellence.html


Encouraging Student Writing, University of California at Berkeley:
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/publications.html#encouraging

Booklet on Writing, University of California at Berkeley:
http://sociology.berkeley.edu/documents/student_services/WritingforSociologyJan2008.pdf


Advising

Video on Advising, Harvard:
http://athome.harvard.edu/programs/light/index.html


Teamwork

Teaching Teamwork, MIT:
http://web.mit.edu/tll/teaching-materials/teamwork/index-teamwork.html

Using Groups in the Classroom, University of California at Berkeley:
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/usingresources.html


Encouraging Research

Encouraging Undergraduate Research, University of California at Berkeley:
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/research.html


Good Practices for Undergraduate Research, University of California at Berkeley:
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mellon/evaluation/goodpractices.html


Sample Project, University of California at Berkeley:
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/docs/researchprocess.pdf


Creating Teaching Portfolios

Teaching Portfolios, Bok Center at Harvard:
http://bokcenter.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k1985&pageid=icb.page29708


Teaching Portfolios, Carnegie Mellon:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/resources/DocumentingYourTeaching/TeachingPortfolios/TeachingPortfolios.pdf


Theories on Learning

How People Learn, National Academies Press:
http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=6160

Theory & Research Based Principles of Learning, Carnegie Mellon:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/principles/learning.html

Guidelines on Learning that Inform Teaching at MIT, MIT:
http://web.mit.edu/tll/teaching-materials/guidelines.html

Learning Styles, University of California at Berkeley:
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/newsletters0607/newsletter20.html


Bloom’s Taxonomy, University of California at Berkeley:
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/newsletters0607/newsletter18.html

General/Miscellaneous

Becoming a Master Teacher, National Educational Assocaition:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/resources/PublicationsArchives/ExternalPublications/BecomingMasterTeacher.pdf

Solutions to Common Teaching Problems, Carnegie Mellon:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/solveproblem/step1-problem/index.html

Blog by Bok Center at Harvard:
http://blog.bokcenter.harvard.edu/

Teaching Principles, Carnegie Mellon:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/principles/teaching.html

Assessing Departments & Programs, Carnegie Mellon:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/assessment/assessprogram/index.html

Diagram for Curriculum Review, Carnegie Mellon:
http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/resources/CurriculumReviewRevision/index.html

Classroom Contracts, MIT:
http://web.mit.edu/tll/teaching-materials/classroom-contracts/classroom-contracts.html

Good ideas, University of California at Berkeley:
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/preschairfellows/ideas.html


10 Ways to Make your Teaching More Effective, University of California at Berkeley:
http://teaching.berkeley.edu/tenways.html


Course Packet Publishers

http://www.coursepacks.com
http://www.universityreaders.com/coursepacks
http://www.eladcustompub.com

Seminars
SALT Seminar, Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Dr. Shelby Frost (Economist):  When Class Times Runs Out:  Creating Online Lectures. 
Dr. David McDonald (Business, Emerging Technology):  Web 2.0 and the Mobile Technology – A New Pedagogical Model.

Helpful links from the session include:
Mobi Device:  www.einstruction.com
Camtasia & Jing (free):  www.techsmith.com
Lecture capture:  www.tegrity.com

SALT Seminar, Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Below please find SALT 2 content.  I would like to point out the unbelievable coolness of map mashups.  Please consider taking a look at those links.  The next SALT is Tuesday, March 29 and Jon Ernstberger will be speaking about his classroom use of an ipad, twitter and youtube.  Please join us to support Jon.

Mashups:
*presented to show technology that can create connections among facts or across disciplines in a visual form
What is a mashup?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashup_(web_application_hybrid)

  1. Video or audio mashups
    1. How to create a video mashup from Bucks County Community College:  http://www.bucks.edu/mashup/creating_mashup.php
    2. Student work examples:  http://www.bucks.edu/mashup/entries.php
  2. Map mashups:  data or information stream is mashed with a map (in many cases, google maps)
    1. Popular:  Housingmaps:  mashup of craigslist housing ads and google maps  http://www.housingmaps.com/
    2. Current:  Libyan protest twitter feed mashup with google maps:  http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/02/google-maps-libyan-protests/
    3. Educational application: interactive electoral map mashup  http://www.mapmash.in/election_map.html

Voicethread software:
*presented to show alternative ways to achieve student engagement, particularly in a hybrid environment

  1. What is a voicethread anyway? 
  2. http://voicethread.com/?#q
  3. Example for Art History:
  4. http://mpbreflections.blogspot.com/2008/11/voicethread-for-art-histoyr.html

Library technology:  use of the smart board, clickers and synchronizing laptops by Mary Lou Dabbs