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There is a lot of useful research, information, and advice out there for Higher Education Instructors. It can get overwhelming! CTE is here to help. 

Resource Collections

Our resource collection is organized by topic. At each link you will be taken to a list that might include scholarly journals, books, articles, websites, podcasts, videos, and more!

Have something to contribute to a resource collection? Email it to [email protected].

Check back often! Our Resource Collection is constantly growing.

Reflective Teaching

John Dewey is famous for saying, "We do not learn from experience...we learn from reflecting on experience." As instructors, we design activities for our students to help them reflect on what they are learning, how well they understand the content so far, and how they can apply what they know to new scenarios. Reflection is an important part of the learning process.

Reflection is also part of the professional life of an instructor. Reflective teaching is a process of continually reflecting on and analyzing many aspects of your teaching in order to improve it.

Download a digital copy of the CTE Reflective Teaching Log here. 
Instructions: Download the .pdf file to your computer. Open and save with Adobe Acrobat Reader or Preview (on a mac) to type your reflections.

CCRI-Specific Resources

The Tutoring Center programs for Faculty
Online Learning and Technology for Faculty

Academic Impressions

Did you know that all CCRI employees have access to a vast library of resources through Academic Impressions? Click "Sign In" and enter your CCRI email. The website will then allow you to enter your CCRI credentials, and then grant you access. 

Past Recommended Readings

Cover of the book "The Missing Course" by David GooblarSummer 2022 Recommended Reading
"The Missing Course: Everything They Never Taught You About College Teaching" by David Gooblar

For faculty who are experts in their field, but who were never taught how to structure or teach a college course, this is an excellent introduction. If you've been teaching for quite a while and/or have been taught how to teach adults, this is a great refresher with excellent, concrete ideas. 

Available in the CTE Book Collection* as an eBook and 3 print copies.

Book cover of "Teaching Across Cultural Strengths" by Alicia Fedelina Chávez and Susan Diana LongerbeamSummer 2023 Recommended Reading
"Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching" by Alicia Fedelina Chávez and Susan Diana Longerbeam

I believe this book can help CCRI faculty reach all students, particularly as we are now officially a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The authors differentiate between the strengths of students from Integrated and Individuated Cultures, and provide guidance and strategies for how we can use methods from both types of cultures in our teaching to challenge and reach everyone!

Available in the CTE Book Collection* as an eBook.

Cover of "The Blended Course Design Workbook""The Blended Course Design Workbook" by Kathryn E. Linder is a great book to use if you're plannin a hybrid course. Linder provides clear instruction, prompts for planning specific parts of your course, and space for reflection. 

This book is available in the CTE Book Collection* as an eBook and a print copy. If you like a good workbook, this one might be one to purchase for yourself. 


*You can activate or renew your CCRI ID as a library card here.