SPRING 2013 CLASSROOM ENHANCEMENT GRANTS: Designed to enrich the academic experience for the students by providing faculty resources to be used in or out of the classroom that tie in directly with the material in the course. The fall semester deadline has passed; the Spring semester deadline is January 28, 2013.
Forms for Classroom Enhancement Grants
Faculty Mentoring Initiative: a new program for faculty development and mentoring sponsored by the Office of the Provost.
Grant Resources: a summary of grant-writing resources for faculty prepared by the Office of the Provost.
Funds for International Travel: the Office of the Provost has money available for faculty travel linked to professional development.
Funded Faculty–Student Programs: the Office of the Provost supports several programs designed to encourage faculty-student interactions outside of the classroom.
The William L. Duren '26 Professorship Program: sponsored by the Newcomb-Tulane College; provides selected faculty additional resources to enrich courses or develop distinctive new course offerings.
Grants available to faculty who are Newcomb Fellows
Enhancing Education: Carnegie Mellon University's website on teaching excellence.
Gallery of Teaching and Learning - Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: this site offers resources and exhibitions on teaching methodologies.
Carnegie Foundation eLibrary - publications available for online reading (HTML) or download (PDF)
The IDEA Center - a non-profit center for teaching and learning at colleges and universities. They make a series of research-based studies and papers on teaching and learning available for download.
ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education: A rotating group of faculty authors this regular blog on a wide range of teaching questions, offering practical advice and examples.
MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching : peer-reviewed online teaching and learning materials.
University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence website - although developed for faculty at Kansas, these pages provide useful guides on course development, peer review, and creation of teaching portfolios.
Also see our page on PODCASTS related to teaching and learning.
Template for a Tulane syllabus : this document provides a basic outline for a SACS-compliant syllabus.
Syllabus construction guide, with pdfs and videos -- Rutgers Center for Teaching Advancement. This also includes links to other universities' guides (Cornell, Brown, Stanford).
Constructing a Syllabus: A Handbook for Faculty, Teaching Assistants, and Teaching Fellows (Brown University, Sheridan Center, 2005) - PDF download
Guide to syllabus construction -- University of South Carolina
Vanderbilt University | Center for Teaching - guidelines for creating a teaching portfolio.
Starting a Tenure Box (Prof. Hacker archives): helpful tips on how to organize the materials for your tenure dossier.
The Statement of Teaching Philosophy – some guides:
Turn to Your Neighbor: The Official Peer Instruction Blog :"Education does not need to be this way. Peer Instruction (PI), developed by Eric Mazur at Harvard University, offers a demonstrated method for large-scale educational change. “Turn to your neighbor” is the classic catch-phrase of Peer Instruction methodology, whereby teachers encourage students to engage with each other to develop deep subject-matter understanding, rather than sitting passively in lecture. In Turn to Your Neighbor: The Official Peer Instruction Blog, PI and flipped teaching expert and Peer Instruction Network Co-founder, Julie Schell and innovative educators from Ethiopia to New York City examine all facets of innovative teaching with a special focus on Peer Instruction."
Motivating Students: a useful summary of motivation research and pertinent references maintained by geoscience faculty at Carlton College.The page has hints, links, bibliography, and more.
Tech Wave : the newsletter from Tulane Technology Services -- keep up with events, training sessions, and new technology on campus
Wired Campus : The Chronicle for Higher Education's blog on teaching and technology. You can sign up to receive e-mail notices with links to daily articles.
Academic Commons: technology and liberal education; a network of faculty, academic technology specialists, librarians, administrators, and other related professionals.
Hybrid Pedagogy: A Digital Journal of Teaching and Technology : takes a critical approach to technology and its application to teaching; invites peer participation, networking, and discussion.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning: offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.
The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Indiana University) - peer-reviewed journal offering both theory-based and practical discussions of teaching and learning.
Essays on Teaching Excellence - Essays on Teaching Excellence is a series of eight short and succinct scholarly essays published by the Professional and Organizations Network in Higher Education (POD Network) on an annual basis, free of charge. The essays present innovative viewpoints on college and university instruction. Written in concise and non-technical language, and supported by research, the essays seek to assist instructors in reflecting upon and refining their practice of teaching to achieve the results they seek - students learning to the best of their abilities.
Active Learning in Higher Education - peer-reviewed, international publication on effective teaching, learning, and assessment in universities and colleges.
College Teaching (Routledge) - peer-reviewed articles on improving student learning across all disciplines; Included in the topics this journal covers are teaching methods, educational technologies, classroom management, assessment and grading, course design, and interdisciplinary teaching.
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