Publications

We not only want to share those resources unique to FTEP, but the very best of resources across the Boulder campus and across the field of scholarly teaching and learning. Make sure you bookmark our Research on Learning pages, including our Memo to Faculty series, which highlights the latest scholarship of teaching and learning with an especial eye to practices in the classroom.

Getting Started

Whether you're a new faculty member, teaching a new course, or looking to reinvent an old course, our Idea Book on Pedagogy is full of (re)invigorating material.

In addition, our Bibliography of Research on Teaching and Learning has rich insight regarding:

  • Course Design, including
    • Developing a Syllabus (and don't forget FTEP's own workshop!)
    • Evaluating Student Assessments
    • Creating Learning Communities
  • Teaching with Technology
  • Theories of Learning
  • Student Growth and Development

The Faculty Teaching Excellence Program has commissioned and published three volumes of revelatory essays on teaching and learning.

On Teaching, Vol. I

Essays in Volume I include topics such as active learning strategies, the continuity of research and teaching, teaching Shakespeare, the scientist as story teller, and professional ethics.

For the full text please visit On Teaching, Vol. I (pdf)  

On Teaching, Vol. II

Volume II has essays on facilitating class discussion, gendered subjects, large lecture environments, ethics in academe, the Socratic method, epistemology, and other topics.

For the full text please visit On Teaching, Vol. II (pdf) 

On Teaching, Vol. III

Volume III has essays on such topics as science teaching, a case for a teaching portfolio, developing an inclusive curriculum, an interview with a University of Colorado at Boulder President's Teaching Scholar.

For the full text please visit On Teaching, Vol. III (pdf) 


The University of Colorado and the Faculty Teaching Excellence Program are committed to embracing diversity in each and every aspect of the campus community. The Faculty Teaching Excellence Program wants to explore the variety of ways in which faculty members enhance diversity in the classroom both between and among students, as well as in the curricula of courses. To that end, we wish to provide these ideas to our community of teachers, scholars, and students.

If you would like a copy of the above books, please contact us at FTEP@colorado.edu or 303-492-4985.

The Compendium of Good Ideas on Teaching and Learning

The Compendium of Good Ideas on Teaching and Learning has been developed from interviews with teachers on the Boulder campus who have been cited for excellence in the classroom and contains 113 practical teaching tips. To assist faculty in keeping up with developments in the field of teaching, the Faculty Teaching Excellence Program sifts through the mass of articles written on instructional methods and distributes copies of the best to all tenured faculty. Appearing four to five times each semester, this series is entitled Memo to the Faculty.

This is a collection of 180 concrete teaching tips designed to be useful for any college teacher.

Download the PDF

For the other publications we offer, please see the menu to the right.

Significant Links for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning