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Teaching Tools

Sample Syllabi

SU-Course-Syllabus-Template-REV 8-15-18
Syllabus Checklist – Federal Compliance

Credit Hour Documents

Credit Hour Chart and Reading Speeds
SU Credit Hour Calculator (CHC)

Sample Grading Rubrics Examples

Journey Through a Cell
Disease Report

Disease Fact Sheet
Rubistar for Teachers
Interest Group Grading Rubric
Discussion Forums Rubric

Helpful Teaching Tools

The Shepherd University Center for Teaching and Learning Reading Library
Creative Commons
Magna Commons (Click for access directions.  This company houses hundreds of free videos on teaching!)
MERLOT (“MultiMedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching”)

Learning Styles Survey – VARK questionnaire
Learning Styles Survey – NCSU questionnaire
Cornell University’s Center for Learning and Teaching
TLT Group Resources and Services
Tips for Enhancing Creativity in the Classroom
Biology Labs Online
The Carnegie Foundation
Social Psychology Network
Health Science Information Service
Classroom Ice Breakers
CAEL Linking Learning and Work
Universal Design for Learning
Lessons Learned from Years of Living Sabbatically

19 Lessons Learned about Teaching from a Pro
Tips for New Faculty — Week One on the Job!
Dr. Ames’ Teaching Tips
CATME (Smarter Teamwork Tools – Not free!)
Piazza (Email Management)
Poll Everywhere (free classroom “clickers”)
Journal Outlets for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Online and Hybrid Teaching Tools and Resources

Emerging Ed Tech
Online Certification at Shepherd

Publishers and E-Books

Shepherd University Book Store
The Faculty Center (Provided by MBS, SU’s University’s Largest Textbook Supplier )
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Pearson Prentice Hall
McGraw Hill

Evaluation Tips

If you would like to be evaluated by a colleague, please contact Shannon Holliday ( or 5461) at the Center for Teaching and Learning, and let her know the time and location of your class and she will schedule this.

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Peer Classroom Visitation Evaluation Form