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TLC Workshop: Maximizing Student Performance in Lecture By Providing...

View the presentation and resources from the TLC Workshop, “Maximizing Student Performance in Lecture By Providing Clear Expectations,” March 29, 2016. Presented by Dr. David Wren, Chemistry Department. Learn how to increase student performance and motivation by using different methods to…

Dr. David Wren, Chemistry Department

A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning

This Faculty Focus article, by Mary Bart, discusses how a learner-centered syllabus might help you set a tone for learning in your classes. It talks about what kinds of elements you might find in a learner-centered syllabus and how long a…

Mary Bart, Faculty Focus

Experiential Learning: Service Learning, Fieldwork, Collaborative Research

This page contains research on experiential learning, which “refers to a broad spectrum of educational experiences, such as study abroad programs, community service, fieldwork, sensitivity training groups, workshops, internships, cooperative education involving work in business or industry, and undergraduate participation…

Center for Excellence in Teaching, University of Southern California

David A. Kolb on Experiential Learning

Kolb’s model of experiential learning can be found in many discussions of the theory and practice of adult education, informal education and lifelong learning. This page sets out the model, and examine its possibilities and problems. Read David A. Kolb on…

Mark K. Smith

Experiential Learning & Experiential Education: Philosophy, Theory, Practice &...

This is a website dedicated to experiential learning and experiential education. It contains many resources about the underlying philosophies and theories of experiential education as well as and index of group games and activities. There are also resources about facilitating…

James Neill

College Student Study Tips

A number of study resources for students generated by The College Grants Database. Topics include: Time management Note taking Study habits Writing skills Research Test-taking Presentation tips View College Student Study Tips

The College Grants Database

Study Guides and Strategies

Since 1996 the Study Guides and Strategies Website has been researched, authored, maintained and supported as an international, learner-centric, educational public service. Permission is granted to freely copy, adapt, and distribute individual Study Guides in print format in non-commercial educational…

Study Guides and Strategies

College Study Strategies & Study Tips

A large collection of study strategies and tips for students from the Academic Center for Excellence at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The tips are grouped into six categories: Time Management Studying Lectures & Reading Taking Exams & Controlling…

Academic Center for Excellence, University of Illinois at Chicago

Classroom Assessment Techniques: Concept Maps

This online video module, created by the Center for Instructional Innovation & Assessment at Western Washington University, walks through the use of concept maps as a way to improve teaching and learning in the classroom. If you’re interested in using…

Center for Instructional Innovation & Assessment, Western Washington University

Improving Your Teaching: Obtaining Feedback

This article, adapted from Black (2000) by the Center for Research on Teaching and Learning at the University of Michigan discusses ways you can gather mid-semester student feedback to improve your teaching. View Improving Your Teaching: Obtaining Feedback

Center for Research on Teaching and Learning, University of Michigan

An Introduction to Classroom Assessment Techniques

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) are informal methods that instructors can use in their classes to find out what students are learning. This guide, developed by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence at Penn State University, contains a brief explanation of…

Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Penn State University

How to Gamify Your Course and Make Your Teaching...

Presentation for the TLC by T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Games offer many effective tools for motivating players to learn and practice and develop skills. Learning? Practice? Skill development? That’s what teaching is all about! During this workshop, Dr. Gellar-Goad…

Dr. T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Department of Classical Languages

Contemplative Pedagogy or Mindfulness in the Classroom

Contemplative pedagogy (also called mindfulness in the classroom) consists of various teaching methods you might employ to create deeper levels of awareness, concentration, or insight in your students (Center for Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt University, 2014). This page designed by…

Designing Courses for Significant Learning Self-Directed Guide

The following is a link to a downloadable, self-directed guide (pdf format) which provides a systematic process for designing courses. The guide was created by L. Dee Fink, author of, Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses….

“Why Are We Doing This?” Establishing Relevance to Enhance...

This article by Jeff Fox is a Faculty Focus Article. Fox discusses the need to link clear learning outcomes to course assignments as well as establishing relevance every class period. “Why Are We Doing This?” Establishing Relevance to Enhance Student…

Creating a Learning-Centered Syllabus

This article from Brigham Young University’s Center for Teaching and Learning focuses on the creation of a learning-centered syllabus, one that “focuses on the needs of the students and their learning process, including specific information that facilitates their academic success“….

Center for Teaching & Learning, Brigham Young University