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CETL Teaching Resources

California State University, L.A.: Techniques of Active Learning

  • Donald R. Paulson and Jennifer L. Faust describe techniques used for Active and Cooperative Learning between both individual and groups of students.

Florida State University: Using Active Learning in the Classroom

  • This chapter of the Florida State University instructor handbook describes “What is active learning?”, integrating active learning into the classroom, techniques, resources, and samples of utilizing active learning strategies.

Iowa State University: Active Learning

  • Iowa State University has compiled a list of Active Learning resources, as well as Team-Based Learning resources.

McGill University: Active Learning Classrooms Series

  • McGill University has produced a series of videos that highlight Active Learning Classrooms in various aspects.

University of Michigan: Active Learning

  • The University of Michigan has compiled various videos, activities, and research involving Active Learning within the classroom.

University of Minnesota: Active Learning Classrooms @ the College of Biological Sciences

  • The University of Minnesota shows how they incorporate Active Learning within the College of Biological Sciences.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Active Learning

  • The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has compiled a list of books, journals, and ideas for incorporating Active Learning into higher education.

Western Washington University: Active Learning Strategies

  • Western Washington University has compiled a list of active learning lectures, case-based teaching, and motivation for students. 

Looking to publish an article on teaching in a journal dedicated to teaching in your field?  Check out this (almost) comprehensive list of journals developed by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University.

General Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education, The

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Faculty Focus

  • Through its free e-newsletter and dedicated website, Faculty Focus publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom - both face-to-face and online. 

Inside Higher Ed

  • Inside Higher Ed is the online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education.

Technology and Education 

Campus Technology

  • Campus Technology is one of higher education's top information sources - delivering valuable information via a daily site, monthly digital magazine, newsletters, webinars, online tools and in-person events. 


  • EdSurge was started in 2011 by Betsy Corcoran, Matt Bowman, Nick Punt and Agustin Vilaseca to connect the emerging community of EdTech entrepreneurs and educators.

National Education Association 

  • The NEA has compiled a list of links ranging from "Getting the students to do the reading" to "Understanding universal design in the classroom". 

Western Washington University: Classroom Management

  • Western Washington University gives list of various articles dealing with situations that can come up within the classroom. This list ranges from how to deal with hot moments in class to how to deal with disruptive behavior.

Carnegie Mellon: Discussions 

  • The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University describes the cognitive, social/emotional, and physical factors that play into classroom discussions.

Iowa State University: Leading Classroom Discussions 

  • Iowa State University’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching has compiled a list of resources describing ways to enhance discussion within the classroom.

University of California, Merced: Nine Ways to Improve Class Discussions

  • Compiled by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D., this list gives a look into the nine proposed ways to improve classroom discussions. 

Western Washington University: Discussion Strategies 

  • The Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment at Western Washington University has compiled a list of the best practices and planning strategies used for classroom discussion.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Diversity Issues for the Instructor: Identifying Your Own Attitudes 

  • This article helps you to identify your own attitudes toward diversity and to be aware of how others might react in certain situations.


  • This magazine, American Association of University Professors (AAUP), analyzes higher education issues from faculty members' perspectives. The magazine includes news affecting professors and features articles examine tenure, affirmative action, part-time faculty appointments, distance education, intellectual property, and other timely academic issues. There are also investigative reports on violations of academic freedom.
  • Sponsoring Organization: American Association of University Professors

American Journal of Education 

  • This journal focuses on submissions that present research, theoretical statements, philosophical arguments, critical syntheses of a field of educational inquiry, and integrations of educational scholarship, policy, and practice.
  • Sponsoring Organization: Penn State College of Education

College Teaching

  • This journal focuses on how teachers can improve student learning through practical classroom strategies.
  • Sponsoring Organization: Taylor & Francis

Educational Leadership 

  • An authoritative source of information about teaching and learning, new ideas and practices relevant to practicing educators, and the latest trends and issues affecting prekindergarten through higher education.
  • Sponsoring Organization: ASCD

International Journal of Educational Development

  • Brings developments to the attention of professionals in the field of education, with particular focus upon issues and problems of concern to those in the Third World.
  • Sponsoring Organization: Science Direct

Journal of Basic Writing, The

  • Publishes articles related to basic and second-language writing using a variety of approaches: speculative discussions that venture fresh interpretations; essays that draw heavily on student writing as supportive evidence for new observations; research reports written in non-technical language that offer observations previously unknown or unsubstantiated; and collaborative writings that provocatively debate more than one side of a critical controversy.
  • Sponsoring Organization: The WAC Clearinghouse

Journal of Faculty Development, The

  • Reporting the latest in professional development activities at the 2-year college, 4-year college, and university levels. -- A highly successful stand-by that addresses concerns for your most valuable resource, PEOPLE! It is the one medium in higher education strictly addressing both the practical and theoretical aspects of the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of practices and programs leading to effective and efficient institutions and individual.
  • Sponsoring Organization: New Forums Press

Journal of Higher Education, The

  • Focuses on issues like educational innovation, reform and restructuring, school improvement and effectiveness, culture-building, inspection, school-review, and change management.
  • Sponsoring Organization: Project Muse

Journal of Instructional Pedagogies

  • Publishes original, unpublished manuscripts related to contemporary instructional techniques and education issues. Educational topics related to delivery methods, implementation of classroom technologies, distance learning, class activities and assessment are typical topics.
  • Sponsoring Organization: Academic and Business Research Institute

Journal of Technology Education

Journal of Transformative Learning

Journal on Centers for Teaching and Learning

Teaching in Higher Education

  • Addresses the roles of teaching, learning and the curriculum in higher education in order to explore and clarify the intellectual challenges which they present.
  • Sponsoring Organization: Taylor & Francis

Thinking Skills and Creativity 

  • A peer-reviewed forum for communication and debate for the community of researchers interested in teaching for thinking and creativity. Papers may represent a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches and may relate to any age level in a diversity of settings: formal and informal, education and work-based.
  • Sponsoring Organization: Elsevier

Carlton College: Student Motivations and Attitudes: The Role of Effective Domain in Geoscience Learning

  • This article gives information on how to motivate students, as well as list of various sources used to increase motivation.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Twenty Tips on Motivating Students

  • Need quick tips on how to motivate your students? This list gives twenty strategies to use to keep students interested. 

University of Southern California: Motivating Your Students

  • Do you struggle with seeing motivation within your students? This article describes how to motivate and support students within the classroom, utilizing both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

Vanderbilt University: Motivating Students

  • Vanderbilt University shows the effects of motivation on different learning styles, strategies for motivating students, and showing students how a subject can be important and benefit them. 

Iowa State University: The Research-Based Flipped Classroom: Team-Based Learning

  • This page discusses what team-based learning is, the four components, and how team-based learning can be utilized within a flipped classroom.

Western Washington University: Group Work (Peer Learning)

  • Western Washington University has compiled a list of articles concerning collaborative and cooperative learning between students.

California State University Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

The California State University Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching gives teaching resources, including “Working with Distressed Students” and a list of “Essays and Articles” that can make an impact on your teaching. 

The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation has many resources, including an online “Solve a Teaching Problem” program.

St. John’s University, New York

Stanford University’s Center for Teaching and Learning publishes “Tomorrow’s Professor,” an eNewsletter for faculty.  Information on how to subscribe to the newsletter can be found here.

Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence

The Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence gives a list of teaching strategies that encompass all aspects of the classroom.

Texas Wesleyan University Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The Texas Wesleyan University Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning gives an extensive list of resources varying in topics from “Diversity in Higher Education” to “Faculty Stress Management” to “Teaching in a Time of Crisis”. Due to the various resources available, there are topics that are sure to interest everyone.

University of Cincinnati’s Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

The University of Cincinnati’s Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning gives resources, including syllabi templates and tips on time management within the classroom.

University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

The University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching offers resources on “Diversity and Inclusion”, “Teaching with Technology”, “Global Learning”, as well as other various topics.