GEO/MET Teaching Resource Center

Web Resources

Geography Faculty Development Alliance Resource List and GFDA Textbooks and Readings (partially duplicated below)

Notes on Active Pedagogy by Susanne Moser and Susan Hanson From the Hands-On Human Dimensions of Global Change project which contains active learning modules on a variety of topics.

Geography Discipline Network including Teaching Geography in Higher Education: A Manual of Good Practice

Significant Learning Book Web Site L. Dee Fink Includes the very useful "Sef-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning."

University of Oklahoma Tips on Teaching A wealth of materials on this site.

Tomorrow's Professor Blog

University of Hawaii Teaching Tips

Resources for Teaching Meteorology

Computer Aided Learning in Meteorology


Research on Successful New Faculty: The Quick Starters Sumarizes the results of Robert Boice's research on new faculty.

How to Prepare New Courses While Keeping Your Sanity From the Tomorrow's Professor Blog

Significant Texts

Boice, Robert. 2000. Advice for New Faculty Members. Needham Heights, Mass.: Allyn and Bacon. Every new and early career faculty member should read this book. Offers advice on preparation for teaching, organizing writing, and time maagement. May also be of use to mid and late career faculty looking to change the ways that they work.

Fink, L. Dee. 2003. Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. A guide to course design. Though there is much to take in, the overall strategy of integrated course design is incredibly valuable.

McKeachie, Wilbert J. and others. 2002. McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers, 11th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. A wealth of general tips on teaching.

Angelo, Thomas A. and K. Patricia Cross. 1993. Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. The main value of this book is as a resource for a variety of teaching and assessment activities.

Bligh, Donald A. 2000. What's the Use of Lectures? San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. A good primer on what makes a good lecture and what lectures do and not accomplish in terms of student learning.