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Resources on Teaching

The resources listed here include a wide variety of topics related to teaching and learning.  All resources (except for books) are available online.


CTE has a special collection of books on teaching, learning and higher education, searchable through the DUCAT catalogue.

Many titles are also available for purchase from the Duquesne Barnes & Noble book store.  These select books are located on the “CTE recommended” shelves.

Many chapters from Tools for Teaching (Barbara Gross Davis, Jossey-Bass, 1993) are available online.   The 2nd edition is available for loan from CTE.

Newsletters and Papers


Idea Papers and POD-IDEA Center Notes

The Idea Center posts brief articles in their “knowledge base” section on a variety of topics including instructional improvement and learning.

Occasional Papers (University of Michigan)

The University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching posts papers with practical suggestions.

Helpful Blogs on University Teaching

Agile Learning

Derek Bluff, the Director of Vanderbilt University's Center for Teaching, writes on educational technology, visual thinking, student motivation, faculty development, how people learn, social media, and more.

The Teaching Professor Blog

Maryellen Weimer, proffesor emeritus at Penn State Berks and editor of The Teaching Professor Newsletter, writes on the scholarship of teaching and learning, classroom policies, active learning, assignment strategies, assessment, and student performance.