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Students' Perceptions of Effective Teaching in Higher Education

Executive Vice President and Provost Noelle Cockett and Executive Senior Vice Provost Larry Smith would like to pass along this article for your reading. Researchers at Memorial University in Newfoundland asked their students which characteristics they believe are vital for essential teaching. After qualitatively analyzing their responses, their answers have been compiled in this article published in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Please click here to read this article.


Online Teaching Fellows Webinar

The archive is now available for the Online Teaching Fellows webinar, featuring Heather Jensen speaking on delivering accessible content. The presentation featured excellent advice on how to provide content in a variety of formats that both make the course accessible while also providing significant learning and studying benefits for students. Accessibility and mobility of content are fast becoming focus areas for online course improvement. To view or download an archive of the webinar please click here.


"21st-Century Campus Culture" by James M. Long

This article has been suggested for your reading by Executive Vice President and Provost Noelle Cockett. Please click here to read this article.


"A Philsophy of Teaching" by Rob Jenkins

This article has been suggested for your reading by Executive Senior Vice Provost Larry Smith. Please click here to read this article.


Theory and Research-based Principles of Learning

This article has been suggested for your reading by Dr. Terry Peak, a 2011 Teaching Coach. The following article lists the basic principles that underlie effective learning. These principles are distilled from research from a variety of disciplines.

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Utah State University - 100 Plus Years of Disruption

USU began providing distance education to rural Utah communities in 1896. Trains, planes, and automobiles have given way to satellite, online and video conferencing course delivery. Moving forward, Utah State University will continue to disrupt higher education through innovation and technology. Click here to download a summary sheet for Regional Campuses and Distance Education.