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Here you'll find online resources for faculty development, as well as links to associations and networks dedicated to promoting teaching and learning in higher education.


  • Faculty Focus
    • Faculty Focus is a free e-newsletter created in 2003 by Magna Publications. Now celebrating its seventh year, Faculty Focus publishes an e-newsletter three times per week and has its own dedicated website featuring innovative strategies, best practices and fresh perspectives on what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to teaching, learning, and leading in higher education today. With a subscriber base of more than 30,000 and growing, Faculty Focus continues to be a premier free resource focused on today’s higher education professional.
  • Inside Higher Ed
    • Inside Higher Ed is the online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education. Whether you're an adjunct or a vice president, a grad student or an eminence grise, we've got what you need to thrive in your job or find a better one: breaking news and feature stories, provocative daily commentary, areas for comment on every article, practical career columns, and a powerful suite of tools to help higher education professionals get jobs and colleges identify and hire employees.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 full-time writers and editors, as well as 17 foreign correspondents around the world. Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.
  • The IDEA Center
    • The success of your institution of higher education is the reason The IDEA Center exists. As a nonprofit organization, we have partnered since 1975 with colleges and universities across the country to reach the same goal - continuous individual and institutional improvement and achievement. With a range of nationally normed, research-driven, flexible assessment services, The IDEA Center helps faculty members solicit feedback and evaluate teaching as it relates to curricular goals and the measurement of learning. We help faculty, deans, administrators, and department chairs assess how their own and the institution's objectives are realized.
  • The Teaching Professor
    • There is always something new to learn about teaching and learning. The best way to expand your teaching and learning knowledge and expertise is by interacting with top teaching and learning experts and colleagues from a wide variety of institutions and academic subject areas. This is what The Teaching Professor Conference is all about - an unforgettable experience that will take your teaching to a new level.

Associations and Networks Promoting Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

  • American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU)
    • AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915, AAC&U now comprises 1,200 member institutions—including accredited public and private colleges and universities of every type and size.
  • American Association For Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA)
    • AAHEA’s primary function is to assure and strengthen academic quality and ongoing quality improvement in academic courses, programs and degrees. AAHEA carries forward a long tradition of ensuring quality, accountability, and improvement in higher education. Recognition by AAHEA affirms that standards and processes of accreditation are consistent with quality, improvement, and accountability expectations that AAHEA has established. AAHEA will recognize regional, specialized, national, international and professional educational institutions.
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
    • Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an act of Congress, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center. Its current mission is to support needed transformations in American education through tighter connections between teaching practice, evidence of student learning, the communication and use of this evidence, and structured opportunities to build knowledge.
  • MERLOT – Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
    • MERLOT is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.
  • Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD)
    • POD supports a network of nearly 1,800 members - faculty and teaching assistant developers, faculty, administrators, consultants, and others who perform roles that value teaching and learning in higher education. POD Network - developing and supporting practitioners and leaders in higher education dedicated to enhancing learning and teaching.
  • The Collaboration for Learning
    • The Collaboration for Learning promotes excellence in teaching and learning. We engage faculty, student development staff, and other educators in a shared professional community that unites those from different academic and institutional cultures in a common commitment and holistic approach to the retention and achievement of a diverse student population. Our programs feature cutting-edge knowledge and model effective teaching, learning, and assessment approaches to benefit participants directly and promote dissemination.
  • The National Teaching and Learning Forum
    • The contents of the National Teaching & Learning Forum range as widely as good conversation. Topics embrace a wide diversity of cross-disciplinary concerns. The Forum's pages cover the latest findings of cognitive psychology on attention span and their practical implications for teaching. They are open to a variety of faculty viewpoints, each of which offers the gift of insight to colleagues both in this country and abroad.