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The Innovative Course-building Group facilitates workshops, seminars and colloquia.  If you attended one of these and are looking for the materials, please select from the list below.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us.

  • “Don’t Lecture Me” a podcast by American Radioworks (html)


  • IC-bG Summer Institutes (html)
  • Using the climate debate to revitalize general chemistry, June 2014 (html)
    – a two-day course design institute for chemistry faculty in Charlotte, NC hosted by the Chemistry Collaborations, Workshops & Communities of Scholars project.
  • 2014 Scholarship of Teaching & Engagement Conference VI at Utah Valley University (html)
  • Using the Climate Debate to Teach Chemistry, February 2014 (html)
    – a half-day workshop for high-school chemistry teachers presented at the Georgia Science Teachers Association in Macon, GA.


  • Writing/Revising Goals and Backward Design (pptx)
    – facilitated by Kim Cossey, Heidi Fowler, Laurie Huffman and Liz Speelman at the Georgia College Assessment Day –  August 7, 2012
  • Innovation in Unexpected Spaces: Building a Community of Educators for Transformational Change (html)
    – presented by Amy Kelley, Karynne Kleine and Julia Metzker at the SENCER Summer Institute  – August 3, 2012

Course Design Resources

  • McTighe, J. & Wiggins, G. (2004) Understanding by design: professional development workbook, 2nd ed.. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Note: the first edition is available online at: (pdf)
  • Wiggins, G. (2005).  Overview of UbD and the design template. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. (pdf)
  • Backwards Course Design on 1-page – IC-bG
  • Model Courses – Science Education for New Civic Engagements & Responsibilities
  • Designing Effective and Innovative Courses – On the Cutting Edge
  • MERLOT – peer-reviewed learning materials

Goals & Outcomes

  • Interactive Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Learning Outcomes Workshop Presentation – IC-bG
  • GoalSettingExercise– IC-bG
  • Nilson, L. B. (2007)  The graphic syllabus and outcomes map:  Communicating your course. San Francisco: Joseey-Bass.
  • Millett, Catherine M.;  Payne, David G.;  Dwyer, Carol A.;  Stickler, Leslie M.; & Alexiou, Jon J. (2008). A culture of evidence: An evidence-centered approach to accountability for student learning outcomes.  Princeton, NJ: Educational testing services.  (pdf)

Active Learning

Student Assessment

  • Angelo, T.A. & Cross, P. (1993).  Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers, 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Huba, M.E. & Freed, J.E. (2000).  Learner-centered assessment on college campuses: Shifting the focus from teaching to learning.  Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Blaich, Charles, and Kathleen Wise. (2011). From Gathering to Using Assessment Result: Lessons From the Wabash National Study. National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (pdf)
  • VALUE Rubrics – AAC&U
  • Rubric Library – Julia Metzker
  • Field Tested Learning Assessment Guide

Teaching Assessment

Classroom Activities

Teaching & Learning Journals

  • All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
  • Australian Educational Researcher
  • Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching
  • Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • College Teaching
  • European Educational Research Journal
  • European Journal of Higher Education
  • Higher Education
  • Higher Education Research and Development
  • Innovative Higher Education
  • Innovations in Education and Teaching International
  • Insight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching
  • International Journal for Academic Development
  • International Journal for Research Development
  • International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • International Journal of ePortfolio
  • International Journal of Higher Education
  • International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • International Review of Qualitative Research
  • Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education
  • Journal of College Teaching & Learning
  • Journal of Faculty Development
  • Journal of Further and Higher Education
  • Journal of Higher Education
  • Journal of Research in International Education
  • Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice
  • Journal of Studies in International Education
  • Journal on Centers for Teaching and Learning
  • Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
  • Learning and Teaching in Higher Educatoin
  • Learning Communities Journal
  • MountainRise: An Electronic Journal Dedicated to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • New Directions for Higher Education
  • New Directions for Teaching and Learning
  • Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Professional Development in Education
  • Qualitative Inquiry
  • Studies in Continuing Education
  • Studies in Higher Education
  • Teaching in Higher Education
  • The National Teaching & Learning Forum
  • The Review of Higher Education
  • To Improve the Academy
  • Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal


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