Teaching & Assessment Resources

Communication Across the Disciplines

Center for Academic Technologies (CAT)

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Welcome to the CSUMB community: Habits of mind & roadmap to academic excellence

Welcome to the learning community at CSUMB: Habits of mind on your roadmap to academic excellence

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A special collection of over 1,000 books and periodicals are available at the TLA Center for check-out to CSUMB faculty and staff. For example, if you are newcomer to the CSUMB campus consider reading Outcomes-Based Assessment for Learner-Centered Education. This book features the work of many CSUMB faculty and describes CSUMB's process of developing a unique OBE model. Authors Swarup Wood (Professor of Chemistry, and Chair of ULR Operations Committee) and Amy Driscoll (former Director of TLA and current Associate Senior Scholar with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching) reflect upon this process and offer vignettes from cross-campus faculty who have successfully adapted the OBE model. For more details about the TLA check out process call x4574 or send an email to tla@csumb.edu

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For all those who teach and support learning in higher education and those who undertake or use research in effective learning, teaching, and assessment. Access our institutional subscription to Sage Publications Active Learning in Higher Education in our CSUMB Library database from the Find Journals by title search page.

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Online resources

Online journals

Other teaching and learning resources:

Center for Applied Special Technology - http://cast.org

Institute for Human Centered Design - http://www.humancentereddesign.org

University of Arkansas Little Rock, Project Pace - http://ualr.edu/pace/index.php/home/hot-topics/ud

University of Guelph, Universal Instructional Design - http://www.tss.uoguelph.ca/projecs/uid

University of Massachusetts Boston & University of New Hampshire. Equity and Excellence in Higher Education - http://www.eeonline.org

University of Washington, Universal Design for Instruction, DO-IT-http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Academics/instruction.html

Open access instruction materials from CSU Merlot

  • MERLOT: Web-based instructional material

Faculty development networks and organizations

Students on the Autism Spectrum ~ workshop materials

The attached presentation provides information that could lead to a better understanding of the challenges students on the autism spectrum face at the college level. The handouts offer instructional methods and support.

PowerPoint: ASD Presentation

ASD Articles - Faculty

Sample Accommodations Letter - Students

Handout: Academic Support for College Students with ASD

Handout: Instructional Methods for Students with ASD

Teaching Writing - workshop materials

Entering Academic Conversations/Using Professional Style Sheets (MLA) - This presentation helps students think about the purpose and practice of using MLA format and citation style. It could easily be adapted for other style sheets.

Managing the Paper Load - This presentation focuses on best practices for managing the paper load.

Responding Productively to Errors in Student Writing - These slides summarize research on perspectives and alternative practices in responding to errors in student writing.

For more resources, visit Communication Across the Disciplines