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Faculty Resource Center for Academic Excellence

Educational Links

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. If you select Advanced Search and then limit your location to Faculty Resource Center, you can search the holdings located in the Center.

Academic Integrity


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

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.

Classroom Management

Center for Instructional Development

Inclusive Teaching Resources- The Center for Instructional Development and Research of University of Washington offers teaching strategies, resources, and tools.


Getting Permission

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

Critical Thinking

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.

Center for Critical Thinking

A brief summary of the universal standards to assess the basic elements of thought.

Faculty Evaluation

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.

Learning Styles

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 Reference Sources


Multimedia Online dictionary and search engine encyclopedia for computer and Internet technology.

Online Teaching Academy

SUNY Niagara Online Teaching Academy Faculty Support Center

This site includes information about developing and teaching online, hybrid, blended, and hyflex courses at SUNY Niagara.  The website also includes resources on Open Educational Resources (OER),  accessibility, and Brightspace training/resources, and much more.

SUNY Niagara Online Teaching Academy Faculty Guide & FAQ’s

This guide will provide information on the planning, development, and delivery of Online Teaching Academy courses and will introduce the pedagogy of online, hybrid, blended, and hyflex instruction at SUNY Niagara.

Online Teaching Academy – Optimizing Digital Learning Playbook

This playbook aims to guide faculty in thinking and designing strategically to amplify the opportunities the online environment provides in both their digital spaces and physical classrooms. By integrating teaching and design principles, this guide assists faculty in positively impacting student learning, especially for students who are minoritized because of race, gender, disability, or socioeconomic status.

Student Retention

Teaching Tips Index Honolulu Community College

An excellent resource of teaching ideas including icebreakers, the 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.

Teaching Materials Online

Resources for Learning and Online Teaching

Offers Multimedia resources for teachers in higher education in almost 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.

Teaching Tips

Teaching with Excellence

A Berkeley Compendium of Suggestions for Teaching with Excellence

Professional Organization Development Network (POD)

University of Maryland Alternatives to traditional teaching methods and learning strategies include student-teacher relationships, defining and characterizing teaching, and motivating students.

Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education

Technology in the Classroom

Apple Classroom

Classroom turns your iPad into a powerful teaching assistant, helping you guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track. With Classroom, you can easily launch the same app on every student’s iPad at the same time or launch a different app for each group of students. The classroom helps teachers focus on teaching, so students can focus on learning.

Assign Shared iPads to students


Microsoft Tutorials

The Microsoft for Educators site offers a variety of easy-to-use online tutorials for learning PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Word.

TEACH-nology The Web Portal for Educators

The site offers a tutorial on using PowerPoint, a review of good PowerPoints, Bad PowerPoints, and how to use it in the classroom. This site also offers tutorials on Excel.


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