Welcome to the Teaching Handbook, your guide to teaching resources at Western Washington University. Please explore this guide for ideas and direction to support your teaching endeavors, and consider doing a Customized Resource Request for personalized assistance.

This collection is the result of a collaboration between the Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Chair of the ACC, the Director of the Learning Commons, and the Instruction & Research Services Librarian. Learn more on the About page.


Table of Contents

Quick Start Essentials

First Day Essentials, syllabus, technology

1. Course Planning

Course design, learning outcomes, assessment

2. Syllabus

Syllabus guidelines, student-centered syllabus, academic integrity

3. Student Considerations

Learning models, accessibility, diversity, accommodations, civility, first-year student support, graduate students as teachers

4. Teaching Delivery

Active learning strategies, blended/online learning, classroom management, discussion, experiential learning, inclusive instruction, large classes, technology, writing


5. Evaluation of Learning

Tests, scoring, surveys, polls, classroom assessment techniques, peer evaluation, grading, improving tests, academic integrity

6. Evaluation of Teaching

mid-quarter, course evaluations, consultation

7. Excellence in Teaching at WWU

Faculty awards, recognition, reflections

8. Policies That Protect You

9. Campus Resources

Page Updated 08.16.2016