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.
On-Demand Teaching Resources
ITT provides all APU faculty members complimentary access to many high-quality, on-demand teaching resources on popular teaching topics. Our resources include video libraries, short articles, and practical newsletters—all focused on equipping faculty to be effective teachers.
- 20 Minute Mentor Commons
- Wiley Learning Institute
- Faculty Focus
- The IDEA Center
- The Teaching Professor
- Online Classroom
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.