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Resources for Faculty

FACULTY HANDBOOK AND POLICIES

The Faculty Resources page of the Office of the Provost website includes information about the faculty senate as well as links to the Faculty Handbook, and UB and University System of Maryland policies.

UB GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

UB21 catalyst grants
Other internal grant opportunities

TEACHING AT UB

Classroom Accommodations
UB’s Center for Educational Access coordinates classroom accommodations for students with documented disabilities. The Center offers a statement about accommodations that faculty can use on their syllabi as well as information about the process and policy for testing accommodations.

Instructional Technologies
UB’s Office of Technology Services offers a “Get Started” page for faculty as well as information about presentation and media technology that is available in various classrooms.

Course-Related Off-Campus Activities
Faculty who are planning course-related off-campus activities, such as field trips or internships, should have each participating student complete a Student Activity/Trip Release and Indemnification Agreement. These forms should be filed in their Dean’s office prior to the activity date.

Books on Teaching and Learning
Langsdale Library houses a sizeable collection of books on teaching learning. Sample titles include Helping Students Learn in a Learner-Centered Environment: A Guide to Facilitating Learning in Higher Education (2008) by Terry Doyle, which offers guidance about how to help students adjust to more active learning environments, and The Practice of Problem-Based Learning: A Guide to Implementing PBL in the College Classroom(2006) by José A. Amador et.al., which provides practical advice on developing PBL from real professors and includes examples of PBL at every stage, from problem development through implementation.

See the full list of books here.

 

ON THE WEB

Since 1989, the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network has published a series of eight succinct Essays on Teaching Excellence . Recent titles include "Facilitating Group Discussions: Understanding Group Development and Dynamics" and "Beyond Writing: Integrative Learning and Teaching in First-Year Seminars."

The Teaching Professor blog features entries on topics such as the scholarship of teaching and learning, classroom policies, active learning, assignment strategies, assessment, and student performance.

The University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching publishes a series of occasional papers by U-M faculty, including "Teaching in the Cloud: Leveraging Online Collaboration Tools to Enhance Student Engagement," "Lecture Capture: A Guide for Effective Use," and "Principles for Teaching the Millenial Generation: Innovative practices of U-M Faculty."

The IDEA Center website features concise papers and research briefs that offer faculty concrete strategies aimed at improving teaching and facilitating learning.

Carnegie-Mellon University’s Solve a Teaching Problem website allows users to select an issue they are facing and select from a list of strategies to solve the problem.

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Prof Hacker blog offers tips on teaching, technology, and productivity.