The specific resources and support we need are often based on our teaching experience, how new we are to a specific institution, or whether we are embarking on a new method of teaching. The resources and links below, while not exhaustive, are designed to provide multiple paths toward the goal of effective, engaging, and enriching teaching.
New to Teaching?
Teaching for the first time can be both exhilarating and bewildering. Below are resources to answer some of the common questions asked by new teachers.
- What should be on my syllabus?
- How do I write learning objectives for my course?
- What is course design?
- When and how do I make sure students are learning?
- How do I plan for each class?
- Is there a methodology for improving my course?
- What is Bloom’s Taxonomy?
- How do I align my learning objectives, my teaching content, and my assessments?
If you are a Teaching Assistant preparing for or teaching your first class, the Graduate School has developed resources to help, including the list below.
- TA Orientation Materials
- Classroom Management Resources
- Pedagogy Resources
- Work/Balance Resources
Faculty and Teaching Assistants who are in a teaching role for the first time will find helpful pedagogical and policy information in the Teaching Assistant Handbook.
New to the University of Arkansas?
For questions about policies, procedures, and teaching support at the University of Arkansas, the resources below are a good starting place.
- A to Z List
- Academic Policies
- Academic Integrity Policy
- Academic Semester Calendar
- Academic Support Programs for Students
- Recommended Policy Statements for Course Syllabus
- Blackboard Learn - main page
- Faculty Handbook
- Faculty Lunch Series
- New Faculty Orientation
- University Libraries
New to Online Teaching?
If you are interested in teaching online or developing a course to be offered online, the U of A Global Campus provides training, resources, and support.
New to Technology?
On Campus Resources – supported by IT Services
Other Resources – not all of which are supported on campus
- 50 Educational Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About
- Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance
- Top 100 Tools for Learning
- Accommodating Students with Disabilities in the Classroom, Katy Washington
- Integrating Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Peter Doolittle, Virginia Tech
- The Global Campus Instructional Design Team is a good resource available on campus. If you are interested in exploring new assessment strategies for your your course and/or building the curriculum map for your program, feel free to contact Miran Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Shelly Walters (email@example.com) for more information.
- College Student Mental Health: Distressed Students and How to Help them, Josette Cline, Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
- Link to KOGNITO - Not compatible with Internet Explorer. Users (UA Campus users only) will need
to create an account and use the following enrollment keys:
- Faculty and Staff: uarkf479
- Students: uarkf
- Link to KOGNITO - Not compatible with Internet Explorer. Users (UA Campus users only) will need to create an account and use the following enrollment keys:
- Supporting/Communicating with International Students, with Cindy Rauth, English Language and Cultural Studies Program Coordinator, Spring International Language Center
- Understanding and Supporting International Students, with Cindy Rauth, English Language and Cultural Studies Program Coordinator, Spring International Language Center, and James Flammer Assistant Director of Retention, International Students and Scholars
Seeking New Insights, Methods, or Skills?
In addition to the ongoing programs offered by the Teaching and Faculty Support Center, these resources offer insights, trends, methods, skills, and teaching tips:
- Faculty Focus
- Inside Higher Ed
- Teach 100: A Daily Ranking of Education Blogs
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET)
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