Faculty Engaging in Discussion

Resources for Improving Teaching and Learning

Campus Workshops

Preventing and Responding to Disruptive Students in and out of the Classroom Sept. 26, 2014 - Tools to appropriately address disruptive behaviors that interfere with teaching and learning. Led by W. Scott Lewis, NCHERM Group (http://www.ncherm.org).

Powerpoint presentation (in pdf format) and Classroom engagement rubric

The Teaching Professor Newsletter

This monthly newsletter provides an ongoing source of new teaching/learning ideas. Information on how to access the newsletter (current and archived editions) is emailed with new issue alerts on the ATL listserv. Provided by Magna Publications. [Access to current and past issues of The Teaching Professor is restricted to NC A&T faculty only - NC A&T faculty should contact Scott Simkins (simkinss@ncat.edu) for access]

MAGNA Commons - Online Library of Faculty Development Workshops

Access an extensive online library of faculty development workshops 24/7 - categories include: teaching face to face, teaching online, teaching blended or flipped, academic administration, and distance education administration. Provided by Magna Publications. [Access is restricted to NC A&T faculty only - NC A&T faculty should contact Scott Simkins (simkinss@ncat.edu) for access]

Selected Web Resources

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.

Faculty Focus E-newsletter

A free online blog/e-newsletter providing useful ideas and commentary on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom.  Published by Magna Publications (which also advertises its webinar and conference offerings in newsletter postings).

Profhacker Blog - Chronicle of Higher Education

Provides tips and techniques for making effective use of technology in your teaching and professional life.

Teaching and Learning-Related Journals - A Sample

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.

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.

College Teaching

College Teaching provides an interdisciplinary academic forum on issues in teaching and learning at the undergraduate or graduate level. The journal publishes three kinds of articles: Regular, full-length articles report scholarship on teaching methods, educational technologies, classroom management, assessment and evaluation, and other instructional practices that have significance beyond a single discipline; Quick Fix articles present techniques for addressing common classroom problems; and Commentaries provide thoughtful reflections on teaching.

CBE Life Sciences Education

While the audience of this free, online quarterly journal is formally the K-20 life science education community, the articles published here can often be adapted across disciplines.  A great source of high-quality scholarship on innovative and effective teaching practices.