Course transformation guide
This booklet compiles research on learning, and short how-to tips for various course strategies.
Designing an effective course
Tutorial providing a pathway through course design, from setting goals through exploring instructional techniques.
SEE ALSO: Teaching Introductory Geoscience Courses for discussion of designing an effective introductory course.
SEE ALSO: A course preparation handbook for guidance on course preparation from Stanford.
First Day of Class
What do you do on the first day of class to establish good rapport?
Develop clear, assessable learning goals to drive the course, and align courses across a curriculum.
Well-organized set of information about different instructional resources and approaches, with a focus on physics but applicable across disciplines.
Reaching Students: What Research Says about Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering
Report by the National Academies (2015) describing what we know about undergraduate STEM learning in an accessible report format.
Science Education Initiative Handbook
A practical guide to fostering change in university courses and faculty by embedding discipline-based education specialists within departments.
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Out of Carleton College, this set of peer-reviewed modules on educational innovations offers a wealth of information on different teaching techniques.
Science Literacy Maps
NSF-funded interactive tool to explore the connections between science and mathematics concepts across different STEM disciplines.
Student Assessment of Learning Gains (SALG)
Free course evaluation tool allowing instructors to get feedback from students on progress towards your learning goals.