Teaching and Learning Resources
Educators know better than anyone that learning is an ongoing process. Explore the resources we have compiled to help you strengthen your repertoire.
Resources for New Faculty Accordion Closed
We offer monthly sessions designed specifically for new faculty, Productive Beginnings: Resources for Your First Year. Topics vary by month.
For those who would like to enhance their teaching skills and explore teaching strategies linked to student success, join the Focus on Teaching Series. Learn more about these monthly sessions here.
Productive Beginnings: Resources for Your First Year Accordion Closed
This series is specifically for faculty new to teaching in higher education and new to NAU.
Topics vary each month. This series meets the second Friday of each month from 1:30 – 2:30 pm in Cline Library Room 169, the Teaching Commons and remotely via ZOOM. (https://zoom.us/my/naufacdev)
*This series is open only to the 2019/20 new full-time faculty cohort, by invitation only.
Fall 2019 Sessions: 9/13/, 10/11, 11/8, 12/6
Spring 2020 Sessions: 1/17, 2/14, 3/13, 4/10
A Focus on Teaching Series Accordion Closed
This series is designed specifically for faculty who are dedicated to enhancing their teaching and student learning. In this series, we explore key teaching strategies that are linked to student success. This series is for all faculty members at NAU. This series meets monthly on Wednesday from 2:30 – 3:30 pm in Cline Library Room 169, the Teaching Commons and remotely via ZOOM. (https://zoom.us/my/naufacdev)
Fall 2019 Sessions: 9/18, 10/16, 11/20
Spring 2020 Sessions: 1/22, 2/26, 3/25, 4/22
GTA Professional Development Series Accordion Closed
This series is designed specifically for Graduate Teaching Assistants who are dedicated to enhancing their teaching and student learning. In this series, we explore key teaching strategies that are linked to student success. This series is open to all GTAs at NAU. Each session is offered twice each month (Tues morning & Wed afternoon options) in Cline Library Room 169, the Teaching Commons and remotely via ZOOM. (https://zoom.us/my/naufacdev). Register here
September Topic: Building Rapport with Students on 9/3 from 9:30 – 10:30 am OR 9/11 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm
October Topic: How Do We Conduct Class? on 10/1 from 9:30 – 10:30 am OR 10/9 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm
November Topic: Design for Novice Learners on 11/5 from 9:30 – 10:30 am OR 11/13 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm
December Topic: Develop a Teaching Statement on 12/3 from 9:30 – 10:30 am
Graduate Teaching Assistant Resources
Online Webinar Access Accordion Closed
Subscribe to the weekly Monday Morning Mentor, a 20-minute teaching and learning webinar that goes to your inbox. Topics include classroom management, grading and feedback, course design, student engagement, online course management, technology in online courses and many other topics. We offer viewing workshops and discussions as well. Subscribe here.
NAU has purchased the 20 Minute Mentor Commons on-demand versions of Magna’s popular 20-Minute Mentor programs, covering a broad range of faculty development topics. Sign up today and help energize your higher education career. For directions on how to access the full 20 Minute Mentor Commons click here and go to the Mentor Commons in the Faculty Development Bb Learn content menu.
We also offer a library of teaching and learning webinars under NAU Media Space. For a listing of titles and instructions to access click here.
Teaching Professor Journal Access Accordion Closed
Edited by respected scholar and expert Dr. Maryellen Weimer of Penn State Berks, The Teaching Professor is a forum for discussion of the best strategies supported by the latest research for effective teaching in the college classroom. For directions on how to access this journal subscription click here and go to the Teaching Professor Journal Access in the Faculty Development Bb Learn content menu.
Faculty Tools Accordion Closed
Visit this page for information on the tools and resources faculty use.
ACUE Fellows Accordion Closed
NAU partners with ACUE to improve student success through instructional excellence. To learn more about ACUE click here
e-Learning Center Accordion Closed
The new e-Learning Center (ELC) assists faculty in the effective use of technologies to enhance teaching and learning. To learn more about e-Learning click here
Persistence Scholars Accordion Closed
The Persistence Scholars Program is a unique, Northern Arizona University-specific faculty development experience that runs each semester. To learn more about the program click here
Blogs, Podcasts, and Vlogs Accordion Closed
There are a variety of blogs, podcasts, and vlogs available that offer resources on teaching and learning in higher education. Explore the resources.
Journals and Publications Accordion Closed
A wealth of high-quality publications on pedagogy and issues in higher education are available at no charge to Northern Arizona University faculty and staff. Explore these journals and publications.
Lending Library Accordion Closed
We have many books pertaining to college teaching and faculty development available for loan. Click here