Faculty Resource Center for Academic Excellence


FRCAE has a collection of books and media that cover many relevant teaching topics, student learning, assessment, engagement, retention, and diversity which can be searched through the Lewis Library website http://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/library. If you select Advanced Search and then limit your location to Faculty Resource Center, you can search the holdings located in the Center.

Online Resources for Faculty

FRCAE researches websites regarding teaching resources for topics specific to higher education. NCCC faculty are invited to utilize all the resources made available through the center and this website.

Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment Includes general resources, handbooks, assessment of specific skills or content, links to individual institutions assessment pages, accrediting bodies and student assessment of courses and faculty.

Assessment Forum, American Association of Higher Education and Accreditation This site includes assessment resources, readings, discussion lists and assessment websites.

Assessment Information from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville This site includes classroom assessment techniques, learning in the active voice, assessment versus grades, group work assessment, and other useful assessment links.

Case Study Use in the Classroom
The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science at the University of Buffalo database of case studies in Sciences. http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/

Center for Instructional Development
Inclusive Teaching Resources- The Center for Instructional Development and Research of University of Washington offers teaching strategies, resources, and tools.
IRC - Handling Classroom Conduct
The Intergroup Relations Center of Arizona State University offers Classroom Resources, Class Conduct, Classroom Management Tools, Arizona State University ground rules for dialog/conflict de-escalation strategies, addressing disruptive behavior generating constructive dialog. http://diversity.asu.edu/

Getting Permission
The University of Texas outlines how you get copyright permission and links you to websites to gain copyright permission.

The Critical Thinking Community
The Foundation and Center for Critical Thinking aim to improve education in colleges, universities and primary through secondary schools. We present publications, conferences, workshops and professional development programs, emphasizing instructional strategies, Socratic questioning, critical reading and writing, higher order thinking, assessment, research, quality enhancement, and competency standards. http://www.criticalthinking.org/
Center for Critical Thinking
A brief summary of the universal standards to assess the basic elements of thought. http://www.uwec.edu/Geography/Ivogeler/critical.htm

SUNY Center for Professional Development Webinar The webinar was conducted on November 1st and featured several exemplary department chairs from across the system. A helpful resource for all department chairs.

SUNY Center for Professional Development Division Chairs ANGEL Course Website: Collected resources for Division Chairs

The IDEA Center
This is the website of the IDEA Center Resources. Best practices and specialized papers to guide in the improvement of teaching are available as well as research and guides to support the use of its evaluation Tool--the IDEA form. http://www.theideacenter.org/

VARK- A guide to Learning Styles
Visual Aware Read/Route Kinesthetic - a guide to learning styles inventory includes questionnaires, help sheets, and advice for teachers. It was developed by Neil Fleming of Lincoln University in New Zealand.
Learning to Learn Website
Includes: Assessing your learning styles, multiple intelligence inventory thinking styles inventory, teaching styles inventory--scoring tool, learning styles inventory, and tests on the web learning styles links are also given.

Multimedia Glossary
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Instructional Resource Center has produced an excellent glossary of multimedia documents.
Multimedia Online dictionary and search engine encyclopedia for computer and internet technology.

View the NCCC Faculty Assessment Resource Center

Teaching Tips Index Honolulu Community College
An excellent resource of teaching ideas including icebreakers, first day of class ideas to increase student retention.
Classroom Strategies for Fostering Student Retention Center for Teaching Excellence Lansing Community College
On Course
You will find many resources at this site to support your efforts for improving student academic success and retention on your campus.

World Lecture Hall
Sort results by syllabus, audio, video, course notes, and course titles, publishers links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the web to deliver course materials.http://wlh.webhost.utexas.edu/
MERLOT-Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching
Multimedia resources for teachers in higher education in most all academic disciplines. Each resource is reviewed by a team of discipline specific selected educators. If you are looking for simulations, video, virtual field trips, and a variety of other multimedia, MERLOT is an excellent resource. Most activities provide instructional activities and ideas for your use.

Learner.org of the Annenberg/CPB site
Educational Technology Strategies, asking the right question - a review of what research tells us about technology and Higher Learning by Stephen C. Ehrman, PHD. Director Flashlight AAHE.http://www.learner.org/index.html
Implementing the Seven Principles:
Technology as Lever: AAHE AW Chickering and SC Ehramnn Essay describes some of the most appropriate ways to use video, computers, electronic communications to support the seven principles.http://www.tltgroup.org/programs/seven
The Technology Source
A peer reviewed bi-monthly periodical published by Michigan Virtual University to assist educators as they face the challenge of integrating technology tools into teaching.http://technologysource.org

Teaching with Excellence
A Berkeley Compendium of Suggestions for Teaching with Excellence by Barbara Gross Davis, Lynn Wood, and Robert C. Wilson.
Professional Organization Development Network (POD)
University of Maryland Alternatives to traditional teaching methods and learning strategies includes student teacher relationships, defining and characterizing teaching, and motivating students.
Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education


Site that explores the potential of podcasting, RSS and other technologies delivering instructional content and academic support
iPod in the Classroom
Apple Computer provides this site as "collection of educator created lesson plans to use as idea starters for using iPod in your classroom."
Podcasts for Educators, Schools, and Colleges
A directory for schools and colleges of podcasts worldwide and a selection of podcasts by subject.

Microsoft Tutorials
The Microsoft for Educators site offers a variety of easy to use online tutorials for learning PowerPoint, Exel, Access and Word.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Offers online tutorials on the following topics: Multimedia Communications, Multimedia Integration, PowerPoint, and Photoshop.
TEACH-nology The Web Portal for Educators
The site offers a tutorial on using PowerPoint, review of good PowerPoints, Bad PowerPoints, and how to use it in the classroom. This site also offers tutorials on Excel.

Using Laptops in a Wireless Classroom
Site from Pennsylvania State University Teaching and Learning with Technology Unit of Information Technology Services provides an introduction to wireless teaching, advantages and disadvantages are listed. Uses are listed including discipline specific interactions and innovative forms of interaction.

Adjunct Faculty Information

These links are set up for adjunct faculty at NCCC with access to the resources that I hope you will find useful and informative including some additional links to assist you:

Banner Web Faculty Guide Book
Faculty Guide
Student Handbook

Useful Campus Information

These links are specific to the different aspects of Campus.

Campus Contact Information
Campus Maps
Help Using Campus Telephones
Who’s Who at NCCC

Guides for Effective Teaching

These links are specific to the different materials used for orientation, guidance, and encouragement.

Checklist of Information for New Faculty
Effective Faculty Guidelines
Expectations of an Effective Teacher
Faculty Guide

Qualities to Celebrate in a Teacher
Top 10 Teaching Strategies
Unofficial Guide for New Faculty

Available Equipment in Center

  • PC Workstations including 3.5" disk drive (available to take data to store on other media sources)
  • Projection/Teacher Station
  • DVD/VCR Combo
  • Adobe Photo Deluxe
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Turnitin.com - Call for password
  • Camtasia Studio 8
  • Flatbed Scanners (book pages, photos, and slide reproduction)
  • ScanSnap scanner (color; multi-page; and translates to word, pdf, excel, email, etc.)
  • (try out your teaching ideas using new technology)

Available Equipment to Borrow

  • PC Laptops
  • Cannon Digital Camera
  • Panasonic Digital Video
  • Headsets w/microphone
  • Projector
  • Clicker Sets (for classroom use)
  • ScanSnap S1100 Portable Scanner (color; multi-page; and translates to word, pdf, excel, email, etc.)