Tools and Resources
Getting Ready to Teach at Clark College
New Faculty Orientation
Technology You Should Know
General Teaching and Learning
- Information from Northwest Commission on Community Colleges and University's Accreditation program
- The Teaching and Learning Commons is an intellectual community space provided to enrich and encourage an exchange of knowledge about teaching and learning
- Harvard's Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
- ERIC article by Cynthia Lake Howell entitled Facilitating Responsibility for Learning in Adult Community College Students.
- Peer Review provides a quarterly briefing on emerging trends and key debates in undergraduate liberal education. Each issue is focused on a specific topic, provides comprehensive analysis, and highlights changing practice on diverse campuses.
Opportunities for Engagement
Mentorship & Support
A Focus on You
The Seasons of Academic Life
Social Media Resources
Resources for Improving Your Teaching Practice
Learning Centered Teaching
- The California Learning Communities Consortium (CLCC) is the collaborative project of California colleges committed to improving
the quality of student education through collaborative learning.
- Learning Centered Teaching Activities from Portland Community College: Classroom Activity Projects
- The 12 Vanguard Learning Colleges are serving as incubators and catalysts for the Learning College concept by building
on values that place learning first.
- America's Top 30 Community Colleges: “America’s Best Community Colleges”
- Kevin Carey's article on Cascadia University and "What your alma mater could learn
from Cascadia University": "Built to Teach"
- September/October 2003 edition of Change magazine with an article by Mary Ellen Weimer:
"Focus on Learning, Transforming Teaching"
- Active Learning, by the Center for Educational Innovation, provides an overview of strategies faculty can utilize in any discipline to engage students. This resource is a guide with tips on successful implementation.
- Short Introduction to Classroom Assessment -- British Columbia Institute of Technology's longstanding "How To" series' introduction to classroom assessment covers the basics of classroom assessment and includes a quick guide to planning
an appropriate project.
- Teaching Goals Inventory Online -- The University of Iowa has done all of higher education a favor by obtaining the rights
to put the "Teaching Goals Inventory" online. Faculty can sign in, complete the inventory, and print out the results.
- Create an Online Assessment Tool -- Survey Monkey "...has a single purpose: to enable anyone to create professional online surveys
quickly and easily." With this online program you can create your surveys and compile
- Penn State has an excellent online resource through their Schreyer Institute for Teaching
Excellence. As part of the site, they have two articles on classroom assessment for faculty who need 'more' material.
- Classroom Assessment Techniques -- Field-tested Level Assessment Guide (FLAG) for Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology Instructors.
- Course Planning and Assessment Handbook -- The University of Massachusetts has done us all a great favor by putting their "Course-Based Review and Assessment" manual online. The 50+ paged manual is great for more information or as a stand-alone source. Online Handbook
Resources for Teaching Online
Shifting to Online & Remote Teaching Quickly
9 Strategies for effective online teaching offers a short list of strategies that will help you and your students succeed in online learning.
Concerns About Teaching Online
Videoconferencing Alternatives: How Low-Bandwidth Teaching Will Save Us All. This article urges educators to utilize low-bandwidth alternatives to videoconferencing. High-bandwidth online learning has the potential to disadvantage low-income students and students with limited knowledge of technology.
Integrating Equity Into Your Classroom
Universal Design for Learning
- University of Washington's information page on Universal Design of Instruction.
- The Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy (CRDEUL) at
the University of Minnesota eBook on Curriculum Transformation and Disability.
- University of Minnesota's Pedagogy and Student Services for Institutional Transformation
(PASSIT) book on Implementing Universal Design in Higher Education.
- Rochester Institute of Technology Class-Act side on Universal Design
- Universal Design for Instruction Fact Sheet from the University of Connecticut's Center on Post Secondary Education and Disability's
FacultyWare program, which provides online resources on Universal Design.
- Campus Technology article on University of Connecticut FacultyWare Program
- Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing curricula that enable all individuals to gain
knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning
- Renton Technical College's Universal Design Project site with manuals, publications, styles and a strategy cookbook
Open Educational Resources (OER)
- The Open Washington website is an excellent resource for course materials, textbooks, images and videos.
It includes a self-paced tutorial for understanding and adopting OER, along with an
attribution builder tool to assist with Creative Commons licensing standards. Managed
by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), Open Washington
was awarded the "2016 Outstanding Site Award for Open Education Excellence" by the
Open Education Consortium, an international network for open education.
- Funded by the National Science Foundation, Applied Math and Science Repository (AMSER), is a portal of educational resources, including OER, built specifically of
use in community and technical colleges.
- OER Commons is a digital content hub offering leadership training, digital platform support and a
host of learning materials including courses, modules, syllabi, lectures and many
more resources contained in digital media collections worldwide.
- Managed by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC),
the Open Course Library is a collection of course materials for adoption or adaptation.
- Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that provides free, flexible licensing of your creative
work that allows you to share at several different levels. For instance, you may not
want to your work to be used commercially, or you may simply want attribution when
someone uses your work. For more information, watch the introductory video.
- MERLOT is a free and open peer reviewed collection of online teaching and learning materials and faculty-developed services contributed and used by an international education community.
Culturally Responsive Teaching
- A Guide to Discussing Indentity, Power and Privilege is a grouping of activities desinged to elicit productive discourse around issues of diversity and the role of identity within and outside the classroom.
- The Research Basis for Inclusive Teaching is a sypnosis of research on Culturally Responsive Teaching.
- Harvard's Project Implicit blends basic research and educational outreach in a virtual laboratory at which visitors can examine their own hidden biases.
- A Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching by Wlodkowski and Ginsberg (1995) highlights strategies to engage all learners in the classroom by connecting the content of the lesson to their own life experiences.
- Increasing Inclusivity in the Classroom is a teaching guide which outlines the importance of inclusivity in the classroom, presents examples of inclusive teaching and provides resources.
- Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, written by Zaretta Hammond, highlights the effects of culture on learning and data processing and provides resources for educators to design culturally responsive pedagogy.
- Show, Don't Tell: Decolonize your classroom, Syllabus, Rules and Practices is a short post by Dr. April Warren-Grice in which she outlines ides to be intentional about social justice within your course structure.
- Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary in the University Classroom provides tangible strategies instructors can incorporate into their classroom to foster a gender-inclusive learning environment.
- Teaching Race: Pedagogy and Practice is a guide written by Thurber, Harbin and Bandy (in press), and deliniates practices
instructors can integrate into their course design to facilitate conversations about
race, racism and racial justice.
Thin Ice: Stereotype Threat and Black College Students highlights the impact of stereotype thread on student learning, with speacial focus on high achieving black and students of color.