Instructional Resources

Several resources for instructional improvement are available to faculty:

  • Seminars and breakout sessions are scheduled each spring at the faculty meeting
  • The new instructor workshop, “Teaching in EP”
  • One day workshop in February
  • An instructional designer is available to provide information about course design and instructional planning

The following list of references may be used for further study of several topics related to instruction.

Angelo, T.A. & Cross, K.P. (1993). Classroom assessment techniques: a handbook for college teachers (2nd ed). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Online at

Bransford, J.D., Brown, A.L., & Cocking, R.R., (Eds.). (2000). How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. Online at

Brookfield, S.D. (2006). The Skillful Teacher: on Technique, Trust and Responsiveness in the Classroom (2nd ed). San Francisco.

Jossey-Bass. Felder, R.M. (2002). Designing tests to maximize learning. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. 128(1), 1-3. Online at

Felder, R.M. & Brent, R. (2005). Screens down, everyone: Effective uses of portable computers in lecture classes. Chemical Engineering Education 39(3), 200-201. Online at

Felder, R.M. & R. Brent. (2004). The Intellectual Development of Science and Engineering Students. 2. Teaching to Promote Growth. Journal of Engineering Education. 93, 279-291. Online at

Fink, D. (2008). Evaluating teaching: A new approach to an old problem. In: To Improve the Academy. 26, 2-21. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Gronlund, N.E. (2000). How to write and use instructional objectives (6th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Lewis, K.G., (Ed.) (2001). Techniques and strategies for interpreting student evaluations. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No. 87. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

McKeachie, W. & Svinicki, M. McKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers. 13th ed. Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2011.

Oakley B., Felder, R.M., Brent, R. & Elhajj, I. (2004). Turning student groups into effective teams. The Journal of Student Centered Learning. 2, 9-34. Online at

Race, P. & S. Brown. (2002). Lecturing: A practical guide. London: Kogan Page.

Ramsden, P. (2003). Learning to Teach in Higher Education (2nd ed). London: Taylor and Francis, Inc.

Wankat, P., & Oreovicz, F.S. (1993). Teaching Engineering. New York: McGraw-Hill. On-line at

Online Instruction Resources

Boettcher, J.V., & Conrad, R. (2010). The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Galbraith, M.W., (Ed.). (1990). Adult Learning Methods: A Guide for Effective Instruction. Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing Company.

Kearsley, G. (2000). Online Education: Learning and Teaching in Cyberspace. Belmont: CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

Ko, S., & Rossen, R. (2010). Teaching Online, A Practical Guide. New York: Routledge.

Palloff, R.M. and Pratt, K. (2003). The virtual student: A profile and guide to working with online learners. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Palloff, R.M. &Pratt, K. (2007). Building Online Learning: Effective strategies for the online classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Palloff, R.M., & Pratt, K. (2011). The Excellent Online Instructor: Strategies for Professional Development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Reiser, R.A., & Dick, W. (1996). Instructional Planning: A Guide for Teachers. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Weimer, M.G. (2002). Learner-centered teaching: Five key changes to practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Online Journals about Online Teaching

Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT)

T.H.E. Journal (Transforming Education through Technology)

Online Learning Journal (OLJ)

Journal of Interactive Online Learning

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

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