RESOURCES for UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE TEACHING CENTERS

One of the most powerful innovations in Higher Education during the past 50 years has been the rise of resource centers to support the continuing life-long professional challenge to achieve excellence in college teaching. This is a hero's quest that, though seldom sufficiently recognized, goes to the heart of many professors' day-to-day working lives. It also addresses directly a primary cause of professors' lacking the same professional status of doctors and lawyers. To the heroes and heroines who staff and work with these centers, this page is respectfully dedicated.


  1. BEST PRACTICES in COLLEGE TEACHING
  2. -- Currently the best available summary of research and experience based "best practices" for college professors

  3. TEACHING & LEARNING CENTERS, State by State
  4. -- Survey and compare, adapt and build upon what other centers do and the resources they use!!

  5. ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES
  6. -- From Testing Methods to Portfolios and Rubrics, with links specific to subject matter

  7. TEACHING STRATEGIES for ALL SUBJECTS
  8. -- Collaboration, Writing Across the Curriculum, Lecture, Groups, The British National Curriculum with Strategies for each subject

  9. INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING
  10. -- Matching instruction to the method of the discipline

  11. SELECTED RESOURCES on TEACHING & lEARNING
  12. -- Starting points, references which faculty have found useful or stimulating from a number of teaching and learning centers across the country

  13. FUNDING SOURCES for TEACHING & LEARNING CENTERS
  14. -- Excellent sources for overall center funds

  15. MORE FUNDING SOURCES
  16. -- More specific targets for grants, including English language learners



    CHAD OSBORNE

    ozpk@earthlink.net
    I am available for consulting and other services.

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