CETLSS supports instructors on their path to transformative teaching for student success. Here are a variety of resources that may be helpful as you grow as an instructor:
Although end-of-course evaluations are sometimes helpful in enhancing your teaching, they come too late for you to make any mid-semester tweaks to your course. They can also include biased or unconstructive feedback. The Student Instructional Feedback Technique, or SIFT, is a non-evaluative, confidential, and supportive way to see how your course is going before the semester is over.
Are you an "out of the box" instructor? Enjoy experimenting with new teaching techniques and philosophies? If so, you are invited to join our TTL Sandbox community. Every other week, we'll meet to discuss a new idea in teaching and learning, and then we'll experiment with its applications in our courses.
At Appalachian, we believe that all instructors and students should see their identities, stories, and histories represented in the disciplines that they choose to study. We also believe that quality teaching is characterized by pedagogical choices that center equity, inclusion, and belongingness in our courses. Here you'll find a variety of resources—some compiled by App State faculty and some created by scholars at other institutions—that will empower you on your inclusive teaching journey. The resources here include:
- Inclusive Excellence Teaching Strategies
- Inclusive Syllabus Framework
- Using Case Studies for Inclusion
- Minoritized Students Well-Being
- Anti-Racism Resources
- Bias & Course Evaluations
The Student Experience Project (SEP) is a collaborative of university leaders, faculty, researchers and national education organizations committed to innovative, research-based practices to increase degree attainment by building equitable learning environments and fostering a sense of belonging on campus. Check out their resources for designing courses for student success.
Lillian Nave, a Senior Lecturer and the UDL Coordinator at Appalachian State, is the host of the Think UDL Podcast. UDL, or Universal Design for Learning, is a teaching strategy that aims to create a flexible and inclusive learning environment for all students. This podcast is dedicated to increasing the conversation about UDL in higher education and provides an outlet for higher education and workforce professionals to share their ideas, innovations, and accomplishments around UDL.