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  • 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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