Faculty and teaching associates: The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) wants to make sure you know about resources to help you with best practices in teaching (both face-to-face and online). There are a few resources that have been supported by the CTE and/or the IUP Libraries for some time, such as the Teaching Professor newsletter, the Online Classroom newsletter, the Faculty Focus newsletter, and Magna Commons videos (which is now easier to access). New, and starting on January 26, you will also have access to the Monday Morning Mentor!
access other Magna products available courtesy by
subscription paid for by the Center for Teaching
Excellence and/or the Library, go to the Center for Teaching
and click on Teaching Professor, Online Classroom, and
Magna Commons Webinar Videos for links to these
publications. Faculty Focus is free. A link to
the Monday Morning Mentor will be distributed weekly via
e-mail (if you are not interested, please simply delete the
message from your inbox).
is a brief description of each resource.
The Teaching Professor newsletter: Look at the January 2015 issue for articles on: Developing
Purpose Statements to Shape Our Courses; Online Discussion
Strategies that Create Community; Jigsaw Puzzles for
Visually Reviewing Material; Lasting Effects of
Inquiry-Based Learning; Writing Good Assignment
Descriptions; and Moving from Courses to a Curriculum.
Online Classroom newsletter:
Look at the January 2015 issue for articles on: Using Blogs
to Organize Student Presentations; Online Learning 2.0:
Understanding Project-Based Learning; How to Add the Human
Element to Online Learning; and Online Discussion Strategies
that Create Community
Faculty Focus newsletter:
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.
Magna Commons videos:
Lots of videos—most are about 60 minutes in length—on a
variety of topics under the broad categories of: academic
administration; distance education administration; teaching
face-to-face, teaching blended or flipped classes; and
the Monday Morning Mentor program, and you’d be
hard-pressed to find anything as practical, convenient,
and affordable right online!
Morning Mentor will
deliver (via e-mail link) popular Magna 20-Minute Mentor
online programs each week during the spring semester. The
link will work for one week and then expire.
a compact format designed for busy schedules, the programs
will deliver focused, fact-filled examinations of issues
important to faculty and staff. These include: Student
and Learning,Teaching Online, Assessment and Learning
Goals, Classroom Management, Legal
Concerns, Physical/Mental/Emotional Health, and Service