Timely, practical advice for today’s college faculty

The Teaching Professor delivers the best strategies supported by the latest research for effective teaching in the college classroom.

In 1987 The Teaching Professor was founded with a simple goal in mind: create a newsletter that helps college faculty improve their teaching, share best practices, and stay current on the latest pedagogical challenges and trends.

Since that time The Teaching Professor has become a trusted source for tens of thousands of educators who are committed to creating a better learning environment. Each issue delivers thought-provoking and actionable advice on a wealth of critical topics, including:

  • Student-centered learning
  • Overcoming student apathy
  • Energizing and re-inspiring yourself in mid-career
  • Integrating new technology
  • Responding to course evaluations and feedback
  • Dealing with difficult students
  • Getting students to read what’s assigned
  • Mentoring new and adjunct faculty
  • Improving the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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The Teaching Professor is edited by Maryellen Weimer, PhD, professor emerita at Penn State Berks. Dr. Weimer has been at the helm of The Teaching Professor since the very beginning and is one of the nation’s most respected authorities on effective college teaching. In fact, her book, Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practices, is considered the go-to guide for educators looking to adopt a learner-centered approach in their classrooms.

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Brief and to the point, this popular newsletter seeks to enlarge your understanding, challenge your thinking, and offer new instructional ideas. Take a look at some of the articles recently featured in The Teaching Professor:

  • How Faculty and Students Define Engagement
  • Challenging the Notion of Learning Styles
  • Students on Incivility in the Classroom
  • A Comparison of Two Strategies for Getting Students to Do the Reading
  • The Power of Questions
  • Making Exams More about Learning
  • An Assignment that Prevents Plagiarism

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