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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

First Year Students: Articles and Resources

This collection of resources for teaching first-year students was assembled by the Teaching Effectiveness Program at the University of Oregon. It provides links to a variety of different articles and reflections by faculty in various disciplines, including: Tools for Faculty…

Teaching Effectiveness Program, University of Oregon

Writing the Teaching Statement

This article, written by Rachel Narehood Austin, for Science Career Magazine, discusses the development of the teaching statement and provides practical suggestions, such as tailor the statement to the institution and keep it short. Read Writing the Teaching Statement

Rachel Narehood Austin, Science Career Magazine

How to Evaluate Teaching (Felder & Brent, 2004)

This article, written by Felder and Brent in 2004 for Chemical Engineering Education, discusses multiple ways of gathering data (e.g., peer ratings, student ratings, teaching portfolios) to evaluate teaching.  “In short, a key to effective teaching evaluation is to collect data…

Felder and Brent, 2004, Chemical Engineering Education

Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS)

Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) is a program in place at Purdue University which teams of undergraduates are designing, building, and deploying real systems to solve engineering-based problems for local community service and education organizations. EPICS was founded at Purdue…

EPICS, Purdue University

Problem-Based Learning (PBL)

This is a resource on problem-based learning (PBL) prepared by Don Woods from McMaster University. Woods presents: What is PBL? The use of small group self-directed PBL Books and resources to help you with PBL He also discusses the use of PBL…

Don Woods, McMaster University

Resources for Problem-Based Learning (PBL)

This collection of resources comes from the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education at the University of Delaware. It includes: Sample syllabi from various disciplines Sample problems that can be used in a number of disciplines Videos around issues related to…

Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education, University of Delaware

Problem-Based Learning (PBL)

This article on problem-based learning (PBL) comes from Speaking of Teaching, a newsletter published by the Stanford University Center for Teaching and Learning in 2001. It includes: an overview of PBL as a pedagogical strategy, how to structure and format the…

Center for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University

Cooperative Learning: Effective Teamwork for Engineering Classrooms

This article, written by Karl A. Smith presents a definition of cooperative learning and brief overview of different types of cooperative learning groups (informal, formal, and base). Smith presents elements of a well-structured formal cooperative learning group as well as the…

Karl A. Smith, University of Minnesota

Effective Strategies for Cooperative Learning

This article written by Felder and Brent detailed the use of cooperative learning in their courses (engineering and education) over a span of 15 years. This paper summarizes ideas for integrating cooperative learning. They discuss important concepts, such as how to…

Richard N. Felder & Rebecca Brent, North Carolina State University

Collaborative Learning: Small Group Learning Page (NISE)

This page, developed by the National Institute for Science Education, contains storied, resources, and advice for integrating collaborative learning. The “Doing CL” page contains a lot of great ideas for helping students work in groups as well as specific activities you…

National Institute for Science Education

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

Maintained at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), this web site contains a collection of case studies and teaching notes (500+) developed by faculty members across the sciences. Explore National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science