Resources (DCAL, Dartmouth, and Beyond)
Teaching at Dartmouth Professional Development Campus References
There are many resources at DCAL, Dartmouth, and beyond that support excellence in teaching and learning, which underlies the College's core mission. Below, please find links to and descriptions of resources that can support you in numerous aspects of your teaching.
Teaching at Dartmouth
- Centers for Teaching Support: Learn more about offices that support teaching, including the Library, Educational Technology, the Center for Research, Writing and Information Technology (RWIT), the Academic Skills Center, and the Arts and Humanities Resource Center.
- Teaching Guidelines: Guidelines prepared for the Faculty by the Arts and Sciences Committee on Instruction, May 2009.
- Policies Regarding Teaching: Learn more about policies set by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Dean of the College, and by you as an instructor.
- Disrupting Implicit Bias Resources: DCAL has collected literature on and strategies for addressing implicit bias in the classroom.
- Accessibility in the College Classroom: Accessibility to course content and activities is a priority for excellence in teaching and learning at Dartmouth. This resources connects educators to literature on accessibility issues and universal design for teaching.
- Clickers at Dartmouth: Vicki May of the Engineering Department compiled a study of the use of clickers in classes at Dartmouth. Read about her and others' experiences here.
- Lecture Capture Report: Vicki May's report on the experimental use of Lecture Capture Technology, 2007.
- Names and Faces: John Thorstensen developed software which acts as "flashcards" to help you learn the names and faces of your students. Download the software here.
Course Planning and Classroom Support
- Syllabus Template: Creating a course from scratch? Use this template to get started. With sample information from many fields, it can help you ensure that you plan for all aspects of your course.
- Learning Objectives: Examples and guidelines on how to write learning objectives.
- Classrooms and Classroom Technology Services: Follow this category link to get detailed information about the Canvas course management system, the Banner Student information system, reserving classrooms including "smart classrooms," and getting technical services and help.
- Course Assessments and Evaluations: This resources provides information about classroom assessments, as well as explains how to interpret your end-of-term course evaluations and use them to revise your instructional practice.
- Course Assessment Guides: The Registrar has prepared guides to help both students and faculty understand the College's end-of-term course assessments.
- Workshops and Events: DCAL offers a number of regular and special workshops and events for faculty and future faculty.
- Travel Grants for Teaching Conferences: Learn about fellowships through DCAL available to faculty to attend teaching conferences.
- Books Related to Teaching and Learning: Descriptions of some of the best books on teaching and learning, many of which are available at DCAL's library.
- Classroom Visit Guidelines: We have a highly talented teaching faculty at Dartmouth and we can learn a great deal from each other. On this page, find guidelines for observing colleagues and exchanging informal feedback.
- Case Stories: A set of hypothetical case studies used to examine the role of diversity in retaining women and minority students in the sciences.
- DCAL Services: DCAL offers a variety of professional development consulting and services, from help interpreting your course evaluations to support in designing or revising a course.
- National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development: Dartmouth's institutional membership with NCFDD provides faculty many resources, including networks, workshops, and advice.
- National Postdoctoral Association: Dartmouth's institutional membership to NPA gives our postdocs access to professional resources and community-building.
- UPCEA - Continuing, Professional, and Online Education: Dartmouth's membership in this organization enables access to resources, events and a community of practice in online learning.
- EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI): ELI is a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to the advancement of learning through the innovative application of technology. Dartmouth's institutional membership provides discounts on professional development and access to online materials.
- Online Learning Consortium (OLC): Dartmouth's institutional membership in the OLC enables discounts on professional development opportunities and access to digital materials on online learning and instructional design.
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