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
Big Ideas—using "big ideas" in instructional design and teaching strategies
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