Effective Teaching Practices
Many faculty are interested in what the research says about effective methods of teaching. Below are a select number of publications that we think could be helpful when thinking about how you want to approach your own teaching.
- Ten easy ways to engage students gives suggestions for making in class time more engaging for students.
- Improved Learning In a Large-Enrollment Physics Class demonstrates the efficacy of getting students actively involved in a large lecture class using clicker questions followed by instructor feedback and including small-group activities
- Active Learning in the College Classroom discusses various strategies to get students more active during class time.
- Best Practices for Designing and Grading Exams gives suggestions for designing and grading various types of exam questions, including multiple choice and essay questions, among others.
- Preparing an Effective Syllabus provides an overview of the functions of a syllabus as well as the parts of a syllabus.
- What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain
- Engaging Ideas by John C. Bean
- The New Professor’s Handbook: A Guide to Teaching and Research in Engineering and Science by Cliff Davidson and Susan Ambrose
- McKeachie’s Teaching Tips by Wilbert McKeachie and Marilla Svinicki