These resources are great for brand new instructors as well as instructors who just haven’t taught with CUNY before.
- Teach @CUNY Handbook
- CUNY Graduate Center's New Teacher's Guide
- CUNY Graduate Center's Teaching and Learning Center
Student-centered teaching shifts the focus of instruction for teacher to student, encouraging students to become active participants in learning rather than passive receivers of information.
- Structuring Equality: A Handbook for Student-Centered Learning and Teaching Practices
- Understanding by Design (Backward Design)
- Implementing Service Learning in Higher Education
The following resources discuss best practices for encouraging student engagement and participation in the classroom.
- Five Ways to Build Community In Online Classrooms
- Engaging Students through Interactive Lecturing
- Creating Student Focus
- Getting Students to Do the Reading
- Increasing Student Participation
Effective Group Work
The following resources discuss best practices for creating effective group work both in and out of the classroom. Resources for collaborative instructional technology can be found here.
The following resources discuss best practices in grading, giving feedback, and different means of assessing student work.
- Giving Good Feedback
- Designing Effective Writing Assignments
- Will Students Actually Believe They Can Do This Assignment?
- Student Assessment in Teaching and Learning
The following resources are free, online style guides for MLA, APA, and Chicago.
Open Educational Resources
Open educational resources are free-to-use resources for teaching, learning and researching.