Resource Library

Here are some teaching resources that may be of use to you. We will continue to build out this site so you have what you need to make your teaching the most effective it can be!

Check out our Center Pair Exploration (CPE) page to learn more about this new part of the Goucher Commons and get resources to help construct a CPE course.

Problem Based Learning, or PBL, is a modern, active teaching technique that increases engagement and deepens learning.  PBL is something we use in the new CPE courses, but it’s highly recommended in additional courses. We have plenty of information and tips to integrate it into your classroom.

Interesting in educating yourself more about race, inclusion and diversity and/or diversifying your content? Check our our Inclusive Teaching Resources page.

Miss a workshop or curious to learn about what we’ve covered in previous workshops? See past presentations and get materials from our Previous CAST workshops?

Here are some additional resources about specific things you may be encountering:
Dealing with a difficult or disruptive student

Additional Websites that are chock-full of pedagogy advice (many of these are the places where we find things to post on our facebook page):

https://www.facultyfocus.com/
https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/
http://www.pedagogyunbound.com/
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/

Being a more inclusive teacher involves enhancing your own knowledge and your own practice. There are many things you can do right away to be more inclusive, but I truly believe that if you are committed to this fully, it will require consistent attention over the course of your career.  This page is just the beginning of what I hope will become a robust repository of resources to help you grow. Note: topics here have hyperlinked articles to outside resources.

Enhancing your practice:
The University of Michigan has created an Inclusive Practices Checklist, it may be worth looking it over and seeing how your course can be improved. Here are some additional ideas:

  • Community building – essential to creating an environment in which students genuinely engage with each other on difficult/controversial topics.
  • Learning student names and pronouns – Mispronouncing a student’s name or not using their preferred pronouns is a microaggression that can cause real harm. Make learning how your students want to be addressed a priority.
  • Diversifying your content – time to review your syllabus, your readings, your slides and build in the voices, images, and experiences of marginalized folx and community members. Here is a Diversifying Content 101 presentation I gave in August 2017, with notes from a faculty brainstorm.

Enhancing your knowledge:
 If you’re white, it is always good to reflect on your own white privilege.  Here are a few places you could start:

In addition, there are many resources that are not just geared for white faculty/adults. Here are some resources that could help us all get started:

Going more in depth:

  • Lynching in America – the Equal Justice Initiative (created and directed by Bryan Stevenson, author of our fall 2017 first year read, Just Mercy) has produced a collection of resources around our history of terrorizing and lynching black Americans in the time between the civil war and the civil rights movement.
  • Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black & White – The author reconsiders many racial conversations of our lifetime with an Asian-American lens.
  • Watch Cultural Transitions, a 40 minute video about the experience of International Students (positive and negative).

Looking for teaching resources specific to your discipline? Here are a few websites to browse. We are always adding to this page, so if you find a great resource, please pass it along!

Physics

Psychology

Statistics

Computer Science

Engineering

Biology

Chemistry

Geosciences

Writing

Political Studies, Security Studies

Philosophy

Sociology

Art History

College Centers Resources by discipline