Online Resources

The Bok Center staff are always delighted to meet you in person to discuss your questions about teaching. We've compiled this knowledge base of ideas and best practices for those moments when all you need is a quick reference to plan your next lesson.

Setting Goals

What do you want students to know—and to know how to do—at the end of each class, each course, or each degree program?

Designing Your Course

How should you design the activities and assignments for your curriculum, your course, or your individual class period in order to give students the best chance of achieving the goals you've set for them?

In the Classroom

How can you plan lessons and engage with your students in and out of the classroom in a way that motivates them and helps them appreciate the value of your goals and your assignments?

Getting Feedback

How can you find out what it is like to be a student in your own course? How can you process feedback constructively? How can you become a reflective practitioner?

Inclusive Teaching

Universities have many terms for speaking about their values and the communities they hope to foster: diversity, inclusion, and belonging; justice, equality, and equity. What does it mean to teach in a way that recognizes and respects the values of all students?

Teaching and Your Career

What role will teaching play in your career? How can you invest in your professional development, and learn to talk about your teaching in a way that propels you forward in your job—and in your life?

Science of Learning

What do we really know about how students learn, and how do we know it? How can you apply evidence-based pedagogy in your classroom?

Resources Around Campus

Where can you go to get help with administering your course, arranging visits to libraries and museums, and caring for students who require additional assistance or accomodations?