Below is a list of internally created and externally available resources, ideas, and best practices about the most common teaching topics and methods. We will periodically update and add to this list. If you do not find what you’re looking for, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Syllabus and Curricular Guidelines
- Sample APU Faculty Lectures
- Preparing to Teach (e.g., course design, first day of class, lesson planning, etc.)
- Effective Presentations/Lectures (e.g., creating memorable slides, working with PowerPoint, etc.)
- Teaching Strategies (e.g., active learning, group work, lecturing, etc.)
- Testing and Grading (e.g., designing exams, evaluating writing, etc.)
- Student Learning (e.g., learning styles/theories, motivating students, etc.)
- Faculty are responsible for ensuring that their course materials comply with copyright law. For more information, please refer to the Copyright Advisory created by University Libraries.
- Faculty interested in using copyrighted videos in their courses must secure permission prior to uploading videos in the LMS. Faculty needing help digitizing an approved copyrighted video can submit a Request for Video Digitalization.
- Faculty Focus publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom—face-to-face and online. Published by Magna Publications, Faculty Focus is a free enewsletter and dedicated website.
- The Teaching Professor is a lively, practical newsletter with a singular purpose: to provide ideas and insights to educators who are passionate about teaching. ITT carries only the most recent issues; if you need older issues, submit a request via email@example.com.
- Online Classroom is the newsletter of choice for those who want to stay abreast of the rapidly evolving world of online teaching. This monthly publication covers topics such as online course design, online learning strategies, online course management, engaging online students, and improving online courses. ITT carries only the most recent issues; if you need older issues, submit a request via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The IDEA Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide assessment and feedback systems to improve learning in higher education. The IDEA Center provides research papers and notes on various teaching and learning topics.
- The Toolbox is an online professional development newsletter offering innovative learner-centered strategies for empowering college students to achieve greater success. The newsletter is published six times a year, and the online subscription is free.
- College Teaching publishes interdisciplinary articles on issues related to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, teaching philosophy and practices, teachers’ roles, professional development and evaluation, incentives, and commentary on articles.