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
First day, syllabus, course design, and technology
Assessment & outcomes, backward course design, big ideas, threshold concepts, course objectives, planning assignments
Student-centered syllabus, coursepacks and course reserves, Open Education Resources (OER), Canvas
Academic integrity, accessibility and diversity, Inclusive Teaching Toolkit, first-year student support, graduate student instructors, student civility
Motivation, active learning, group work, Critical Thinking Toolkit, service learning, discussion, inquiry-based learning, large classes, social media
Teacher presence, blended/online learning, lecturing effectively, learning communities, lecture capture/podcasting, web conferencing
Assessment goals and methods, classroom assessment techniques, student response systems, peer review, writing assignments, exams, grading tips, rubrics
Faculty peer review, student feedback, course portfolios, professional development, excellence in teaching
Policies That Protect You, campus resources, FERPA toolkit