Becoming a Better Teacher

Maryellen Weimer wrote a blog post in January 2016 that identified a number of useful articles for faculty wanting to improve their teaching. She recommends 19 specific articles that are grouped into 5 themes:

  1. Learning to Teach at the Beginning and Beyond
  2. Challenging What’s Accepted
  3. The How-To, But with High Standards
  4. Learning from Research
  5. Approaches That Promote Instructional Growth

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Gender Bias and Student Ratings

Andrea Hunt is a sociologist whose research focuses on student ratings and the classroom environment. Andrea's presentation at USF in March 2016 discussed recent research on student ratings of teaching. Hunt is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of North Alabama and co-author of a recent study, "What's in a Name: Exposing Gender Bias in Student Ratings of Teaching" (Innovative Higher Education, 2015). Read more ...


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