Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment - Western Washington University's Teaching and Learning Center

Teaching & Learning Resources

The teaching and learning resources provided here act as a faculty resource guide and bank of online information and materials. We update this site with supporting documentation from various teaching- and learning-related workshops and seminars and also based on your suggestions. We invite you to contribute by contacting us or using our suggestion box.

For another collection of resources for teaching at WWU, see also the Teaching Handbook.

For a regular resource for campus information on issues in teaching and learning at the undergraduate level, see PRAXIS Online.

Here is a brief description of each category of resources follows:

Assessment and Outcomes—an overview, rationale, and process for developing and implementing student learning outcomes as part of an overall assessment plan

Campus Resources—teaching and learning resources at Western Washington University

Copyright and Plagiarism—links to WWU's use of copyrighted materials policy and WWU's plagiarism policy

Creative Commons and Public Domain—links to tools to help find copyright-free images, video, audio, and text

FERPA Toolkit—tips, key terms, and essential information for educators

Funding Opportunities—opportunities for funding related to teaching and student assessment

Instructional Technology—links to Academic Technology & User Services, and other information about using technology in instruction

Lending Library —books and other printed material available for check-out from the CIIA that are related to teaching and learning

Online Video Modules—short online videos and resources for using instructional concepts and strategies in teaching

Open Educational Resources —"Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared." –OER Commons

Portfolios—guidelines, suggestions, and examples of course portfolios; information on preparing a teaching portfolio

Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning—information about Western's efforts to infuse quantitative and symbolic reasoning skills across the curriculum

Quick-Start Essentials—considerations for setting a positive tone the first day, learning student names, rules of engagement, etc.

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning—information about Boyer's scholarship model, and the scholarship of teaching and learning

Teaching Handbook—guide to teaching resources at Western Washington University and elsewhere

Teaching Tips—web-based resources on preparing a course syllabus, course design, blended courses, writing resources, and best practices in higher education

Teaching & Learning Centers--links to resources at teaching and learning centers around the world

Videos--itemized list of all videos the CIIA has created over the years

Writing Resources--writing assignment guidelines, examples, rubrics, and many ideas for using writing in courses, contributed by experienced faculty at Western