Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

New Faculty Resources


Tips for your first day of class (PDF)
A one-sheet about engaging students, setting expectations and establishing rapport. Developed by Sacramento State's Center for Teaching and Learning.

Article about the first day of class (PDF)
A two-page article, with bibliography, about how to make a good impression and set expectations. Developed by the University of North Carolina's Center for Faculty Excellence.

Educational best-practices
Browse high-impact educational practices outlined on the Association of American Colleges & Universities website. The one-page site draws on research by George D. Kuh, ffounding director, senior scholar and co-principal investigator at the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.