General Resources for Instructional Innovation

Student Presentation
Below are links to a variety of sites that offer examples and resources to support faculty seeking new ideas to improve pedagogy, assignments, grading, assessment, and other aspects of their instruction.

CLA in the Classroom
A faculty development program that helps instructors design and assess challenging assignments requiring students to use evidence to make a case for a policy, program, or course of action, modeled on the "performance task" component of the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) used by St. Olaf, Carleton, and Macalester to assess students' thinking and writing abilities

University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence Course Portfolio Gallery
A collection of electronic course portfolios from faculty members representing a wide range of disciplines at the University of Kansas, including syllabi, assignments, samples of student work, and pedagogical notes.

Rice University Connexions
A site for exploring and sharing on-line teaching and learning resources in every educational sector, from pre-collegiate through graduate programs.

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
A searchable collection of peer-reviewed online learning materials and faculty development support.

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
A policy and research center working to improve teaching and learning in both K-12 and higher education

Wabash Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts
A center that fosters the use of evidence to strengthen liberal arts education.