Faculty Engaging in Discussion

Improving Teaching and Learning

A wide variety of resources are available for improving teaching and learning. Use the list below as a starting point for your inquiry.

Teaching Newsletters (Site License Subscription)

These monthly newsletters provide an ongoing source of new teaching/learning ideas. Both include access to current and archived issues. Information on how to access these newsletters is emailed with new issue alerts on the ATL listserv.  Note: NC A&T site license - access is restricted to NCAT IP addresses only.

The Teaching Professor - Discusses the best strategies supported by the latest research for effective teaching in the college classroom. Current and archived issues available in pdf, html, and mp3 formats.

National Teaching & Learning Forum - Offers readers access to current information and discussion about effective teaching practices, learning theory, and related educational issues. Current and archived issues available in pdf format.

Web Resources to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Pedagogy in Action

A pedagogic portal that includes comprehensive learning modules for an extensive list of teaching methods, related activities ready to use in the classroom, and a bibliography on research on learning.


MERLOT provides a family of resources focused on teaching, learning, and faculty development, including a searchable collection of learning materials on the main MERLOT site, a MERLOT Faculty Development Portal and a MERLOT Pedagogy Portal. MERLOT ELIXR provides faculty case stories about exemplary teaching, covering a variety of themes and disciplines.

IDEA Center Knowledge Base

Access and download (pdf format) IDEA papers, POD-IDEA Center Notes on Instruction, POD-IDEA Center Notes on Learning, and other resources at this site. Example: Getting Students to Read: Fourteen Tips

Tomorrow's Professor/Tomorrow's Academy

Regular postings on topics related to teaching and learning and faculty development. Over 600 archived topical postings available at this site, plus links to additional information on teaching and learning. Sign up for the listserv and receive faculty development in your inbox each week.

Carnegie Perspectives

Carnegie Perspectives is a series of commentaries from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching that explore different ways to think about educational issues. They are meant to stimulate thought and conversation about important teaching/learning ideas.

Teaching and Learning-Related Journals

Liberal Education

Liberal Education expresses the voices of educators, faculty and administrators in colleges and universities nationwide who are working to enrich liberal learning and undergraduate education. AAC&U's award-winning journal is the national forum about liberal education - a forum addressing teaching and learning, leadership, faculty innovation, and institutional change all in the service of improving undergraduate education.

The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching

Peer-reviewed journal with the goal of increasing student learning through effective teaching, interest in and enthusiasm for the profession of teaching, and communication among faculty about their classroom experiences.


Published by the Coulter Faculty Center at Western Carolina University, MountainRise is a new international journal focusing on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The scholarship of teaching and learning is growing internationally and becoming a key way to work for the continuous improvement and assessment of teaching and learning, with the goal of providing for more significant, enduring student learning.

International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education provides a forum for higher education faculty, staff, administrators, researchers, and students who are interested in improving post-secondary instruction. The IJTLHE provides broad coverage of higher education pedagogy across diverse content areas, educational institutions, and levels of instructional expertise.

International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning is an open, peer-reviewed, international electronic journal published twice a year by the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern University to be an international vehicle for articles, essays, and discussions about the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and its applications in higher/tertiary education today.

Innovate - Journal of Online Education

Innovate is a bimonthly, peer-reviewed online periodical that focuses on the creative use of information technology (IT) to enhance educational processes in academic, commercial, and governmental settings.