Resources for Mercer Faculty

The Center intends to provide a constantly-growing curated list of higher education teaching resources. Feel free to suggest a resource by using the Contact Form.

Mercer Libraries Teaching and Learning Subject Guide

Click on the image below to access the Mercer Libraries subject guide for teaching in higher education. Please use our Contact Form to suggest more resources so that we can continue adding to this list.

Mercer Libraries Subject Guide

Course Design

The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University -- Course Design

The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching -- Understanding Learning and Course Design

Instructional Strategies and Tactics for Face-to-Face Classroom Instruction

The A-Z List of Instructional Strategies

The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching Pedagogical Guide

Classroom Assessment

The Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching Assessment Guide

Flipped Classrooms

In a flipped classroom, students use class time to practice active learning, usually by working together or with the instructor on what might have formerly been "homework". For the professor, the goal is to provide immediate feedback to students and to gain a faster understanding of how well students are accomplishing the course outcomes. References for flipped classrooms include the following:

The University of Michigan's Center for Research on Learning and Teaching offers helpful resources on how to flip your classroom.

Understanding the Flipped Classroom: Part 1 -- Faculty Focus, written by Pamela Kachka, October 2012
Understanding the Flipped Classroom: Part 2 -- Faculty Focus, written by Pamela Kachka, October 2012

Collaboration in the Classroom

Cornell University Center for Teaching Excellence collaboration resources

Integration of Online, Hybrid, and Collaborative Learning -- in the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition (p. 10)

Cooperative/collaborative learning and teaching resources from the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching

Designing Effective Group Activities: Lessons for Classroom Teaching and Faculty Development from the University of Oklahoma

A Guide to Collaboration in the Classroom -- the University of Hawaii Center for Teaching Excellence

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