The Memo to Faculty Series is a comprehensive list of resources for professors. It includes formal Memos to Faculty produced by the Faculty Teaching Excellence Program and informal links to additional resources.

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Memo to Faculty:

Author Title No.
Mortimer J. Adler The Three Column Revisited with Special Attention to the Conduct of Seminars 83
Deborah Allen & Harold B. White Problem Based Learning: Preparing Students to Succeed in the 21st Century 60
Susan Ambrose  How Does Students' Prior Knowledge Affect Their Learning? 88
Ken Bain The Syllabus as Promise: Can a Shift in the Syllabus Produce a Better Learning Environment? 78
Dan Bernstein Finding Your Place in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 94
Dan Berrett Habits of Mind: Lessons for the Long Term 80
Charles Blaich, Kathleen Wise, Ernest T. Pascarella, Josipa Roksa Instructional Clarity and Organization: It's Not New or Fancy, But It Matters 95
Edited by John Bransford, Ann Brown, and Rodney Cocking The Design of Learning Environments 87
Daniel J. Bernstein Representing the Intellectual Work in Teaching Through Peer Reviewed Course Portfolios  
Kenneth A. Bruffee The Art of Collaborative Learning: Making the Most of Knowledgeable Peers 71
Kenneth A. Bruffee Science in a Post-Modern World 49
Robert Boice Quick Starters: New Faculty Who Succeeded 32
Derek Bok Can Ethics Be Taught? 43
Sissela Bok The Search for Shared Ethics 44
Sissela Bok & Daniel Callahan The Role of Applied Ethics in Learning 40
Robert Cavalier On the Internet: Making Mosaic Internet Webs Work at the Course Level 46
John A. Centra Is There a Scientific Basis for Effective Teaching? 23
Paul Cobb The Importance of a Situated View of Learning to the Design of Research and Instruction 77
Paul Cobb Where is the Mind: a Coordination of Sociocultural and Cognitive Costructionist Perspectives 76
Paul Cobb Student Classroom and Course-Related Behavior 75
Paul Cobb, Terry Wood, & Erna Yackel Classrooms as Learning Environments for Teachers and Researchers 74
Jonathan Collett Teaching Strategies for the Culturally Diverse 22
K. Patricia Cross In Search of Zippers 11
Ted Talk by Angela Duckworth The Key To Success? Grit. 85
Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre Engaged Learning Through Student-Led and Student-Graded Discussions 82
Russell Edgerton Forward to Aristotle: Teaching as the Highest Form of Learning 72
Russell Edgerton The Teaching Initiative 24
Stephen C. Ehrmann Asking the Right Questions: What Does Research Tell Us About Technology and Higher Learning? 58
James Eison Confidence in the Classroom 16
Peter E. Ewell Organizing for Learning 61
Faculty Teaching Excellence Program Getting Feedback on Your Teaching: The One-Minute Paper 31
John L. Falconer, Garret D. Nicodemus, Janet DeGrazia, & Will Medlin (First place of publication: Chemical Engineering Education) Chemical Engineering Screencasts 84
Joel Fink So You Want To Be An Actor: Stages of Learning in the University Setting 7
Peter Frederick The Dreaded Discussion: Ten Ways to Start 15
Toby Fulwiler Writing: An Act of Cognition 12
Edward G. Grac Overcoming the Law School Image 6
Gerald Graff Conflicts Over the Curriculum 4
Tony Grasha The Naturalistic Approach to Learning Styles 55
David Hawkins Messing About in Science 42
Jeffrey Howard Academic Service Learning: Myths, Challenges, and Recommendations 68
Thomas P. Kasulis Questioning 3
Eileen Kintsch & Walter Kintsch Learning from Text 65
Catherine G. Krupnick Women and Men in the Classroom: Inequality and its Remedies 9
George Kuh  Assessing What Really Matters to Student Learning Inside the National Survey of Student Engagement  92 
Ellen J. Langer How Students Learn 13
Jill H. Larkin, Joan I. Heller, & James G. Greeno Instructional Implications of Research and Problem Solving 30
Patricia Limerick Clarity and Organization 20
Nona Lyons Teaching by the Case Method: One Teacher's Beginnings 25
Jean Macgregor Collaborative Learning: Reframing the Classroom 62
Wilbert J. McKeachie Implications of Cognitive Psychology for College Teaching 29
W. J. McKeachie Improving Lectures by Understanding Students' Information Processing 1
G. Stephen Monk Student Engagement and Teacher Power in Large Classes 8
Donald A. Norman What Goes On in the Mind of the Learner 34
Parker J. Palmer The Heart of a Teacher: Identity and Integrity in Teaching 59
Steven Pollock Interactive Engagement in Upper-Division Physics  91
Peter Reuell The Look of Music 86
Eugene Rice Rethinking What it Means to Be a Scholar 70
Eugene Rice Honors Constitution 69
Jonh Seeley, Brown Allan, & Collin Situated Cognition and the Culture of Learning 73
Mary Ann Shea Reflecting on Teaching: The Faculty Teaching Excellence Program at the University of Colorado Boulder 79
Lee Shulman Toward a Pedagogy of Substance 18
Lee Shulman Taking Learning Seriously 63
Claude M. Steele Race and the Schooling of Black Americans 64
Marilla D. Svinicki Practical Implications of Cognitive Theories 52
Marilla D. Svinicki It Ain't Necessarily So: Uncovering Some Assumptions 5
Uri Treisman Studying Students Studying Calculus: A Look at the Loves of Minority Mathematics Students in College 51
Chang-lien Tsien Re-tooling Research, Re-engineering Education 45
William M. Welty Discussion Method Teaching 19
Carl Wieman A Better Way to Evaluate Undergraduate Teaching 90
Carl Wieman Engage all your students with "challenge problems" 89
Daniel T. Willingham Do Students Remember What They Learn in School 93
Terry Woronov Machine Dreams: Six Myths and Five Promising Truths 41
Michael E. Zimmerman Your First Day of Teaching 81
  The Architectural Studio as an Exemplar of Education for Reflection in Action 2


Memo to Faculty on Student Persistence and Retention: 

Author Title No.
Thomas A. Angelo Classroom Assessment: Guidelines for Success 67
Anne Bezuidenhout Integrating Research and Undergraduate Teaching 48
Ernest L. Boyer The Scholarship of Engagement 54
John Seely Brown New Learning Environments for the 21st Century   
Arthur W. Chickering & Stephen C. Ehrmann Implementing the Seven Priciples 57
Arthur W. Chickering & Zelda F. Gamson Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education 50
Arthur W. Chickering & Linda Reisser Components of Positive Student-Faculty Relationships  
Carol S. Dweck Implicit Theories of Intelligence Predict Achievement Across an Adolescent Transition  
Carol S. Dweck  Why do Beliefs about Intelligence Influence Learning Success?  
Debrah J. Haynes  Contemplative Practice and the Education of the Whole Person  
Jennifer K. Knight & William B. Wood Teaching More by Lecturing Less  
Richard J. Light Characteristics of Highly Respected Courses 26
Richard J. Light Explorations with Students and Faculty about Teaching, Learning, and Student Life 28
Michele Marincovich & Jack Prostko  Why Knowing About Disciplinary Differences Can Mean More Effective Teaching  
L. McAlpine, C. Weston, C. Beauchamp, C. Wiseman, & J. Beauchamp Monitoring Student Cues: Tracking Student Behaviour in Order to Inprove Instruction in Higher Education  
Wilbert J. McKeachie Problem Students (There's Almost Always at Least One!)  
Jan Meyer and Ray Land from the ETL project Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge: Linkages to Ways of Thinking and Practising within the Disciplines
George A. Miller The Magical Number Seven Plus or Minus Two 39
Kathryn Mohrman The Synergy of Teaching and Research 14 
National Research Council "Knowing what Students Know: The Science and Design of Educational Assessment" - Link to PDF of the book on the National Academies Press website.
Parker J. Palmer The Courage to Teach 33
William A. Perry Different Worlds in the Same Classroom 37
Sharon Rubin                                                                                                                                   Professors, Students, and the Syllabus                                              10 
Lorrie A. Shepard The Role of Assessment in a Learning Culture  
M. K. Smith, W. B. Wood, W. K. Adams, C. Wieman, J. K. Knight, N. Guild, T. T. Su Why Peer Discussion Improves Student Performance on In-Class Concept Questions  
Claude Steele  A Threat in the Air: How Stereotypes Shape Intellectual Identity and Performance  
Michael Wesch From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-able: Learning in New Media Environments  
Kenneth J. Zahorski Planning the First Class Period 36