Workshop Opportunities

Cascades Faculty Workshop Series

Check back for workshops locating on teaching techniques, tools, etc.

Center for Teaching & Learning

Corvallis unit that offers webinars, workshops, and annual teaching symposia.

Course Examples

Canvas Syllabi

To see syllabi from other OSU courses, try this search. This only searches courses that have been made publicly visible in Canvas. Here is an example from a Digital Literacy course.

Online Tools

Course Related Software

In addition to Canvas, OSU provides access to Turnitin (plagiarism detection) and Kaltura (video recording and storage). OSU’s Ecampus provides great links to get started with these:

Document Storage

For document storage, OSU provides several options:

Online Resources - Professional Development



The Teaching Professor Newsletter -- Published semi-monthly

A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning by: Mary Bart, 2015 in Faculty Focus

Evidence of Evidence-Based Teaching by: Maryellen Weimer, PhD, 2015 in Faculty Focus

PORTAAL: A Classroom Observation Tool Assessing Evidence-Based Teaching Practices for Active Learning in Large Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Classes by Sarah L. Eddy, Mercedes Converse, and Mary Pat Wenderoth, 2015 in CBE Life Sciences Education

What can we learn from first-year GPA? by: Ed Venit, PhD, 2014 in EAB Studen Success Insights Blog

Six roles for faculty in student success (Infographic) by Colin Koproske, 2016 in EAB Academic Affairs Forum

Defining the Faculty Role in Student Success by Colin Koproske, 2016, in EAB Academic Affairs Forum


A Guide to Better Teaching Skills, Advice, and Evaluation for College and University Professors by Leila Jahangiri, & Tom Mucciolo, 2011

Art and Politics of College Teaching A Practical Guide for the Beginning Professor by R. McLaran Sawyer, Keith W Prichard & Karl D. Hostetler, 2004

Creating significant learning experiences an integrated approach to designing college courses by L. Dee Fink, 2013

Developing Learner-Centered Teaching A Practical Guide for Faculty by Phyllis Blumberg 2012

Embracing Writing Ways to Teach Reluctant Writers in Any College Course by Gary R. Hafer & Maryellen Weimer, 2014

Engaging Ideas : the Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom by John C. Bean, 2011

Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching A Guide for Faculty by Alison Cook-Sather, Catherine Bovill & Peter Felten, 2014

Envisioning the faculty for the twenty-first century : moving to a mission-oriented and learner-centered model by Daniel Maxey & Adrianna J. Kezar, 2016

How learning works : seven research-based principles for smart teaching by Susan A. Ambrose, 2010

How to Teach Adults : Plan Your Class, Teach Your Students, Change the World by Dan Spalding, 2014

Navigating Academia A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty by Pauline Mosley & S. Keith Hargrove, 2014

Quick Hits for New Faculty Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers by Rosanne M. Cordell, Elisabeth M. Lucal Ph.D., Robin K. Morgan & Sharon Hamilton, 2004

Small teaching : everyday lessons from the science of learning by James M. Lang, 2016

Teaching and Learning from the Inside Out New Directions for Teaching and Learning by Margaret Golden, 2012

Teaching for Critical Thinking : Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions by Stephen D. Brookfield 2011

The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career A Portable Mentor for Scholars from Graduate School through Tenure by John A. Goldsmith, John Komlos & Penny Schine Gold, 2010

The essential college professor : a practical guide to an academic career by Jeffrey L. Buller, 2010

What They Didn't Teach You in Graduate School 299 Helpful Hints for Success in Your Academic Career by Paul Gray & David E. Drew, 2012


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