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Teaching Resources

Center for Teaching Excellence

Books on Teaching and Learning

Bain, K. 2004). What the best college teachers do. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Barkley, E. F. (2010). Student engagement techniques: A handbook for college faculty. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons. 

Bowen, J. A. (2012). Teaching naked: How moving technology out of your classroom will improve student learning. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons. 

Brookfield, S. D. (2015). The skillful teacher: On technique, trust, and responsiveness in the classroom. (3rd edition). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishing.

Brown, P. C., Roediger, H. L., & McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Make it stick: The science of successful learning. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press.

Eng, N. (2017). Teaching college: The ultimate guide to lecturing, presenting, and engaging students. Norman Eng.

Eyler, J. R. (2018). How humans learn: The science and stories behind effective college teaching. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press.

Gabriel, K. F., Flake, S. M. (2008). Teaching unprepared students: Strategies for promoting success and retention in higher education. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Kowis, M. (2016). Engaging college students: A fun an edgy guide for professors. Conroe, TX: Lecture PRO Publishing.

Lang, J. M. (2016). Small teaching: Everyday lessons from the science of learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishing.

McGuire, S. Y. (2015). Teach student how to learn: Strategies you can incorporate into any course to improve student metacognition, study skills and motivation. Stylus: Sterling, VA.

Nilson, L. B. (2016). Teaching at its best: A research-based resource for college instruction. San Francisco, CA: Joseey-Bass Publishing.

Nunn, L. (2019). 33 simple strategies for faculty: A week-by-week resource for teaching first-year and first-generation students. Rutgers, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Palmer, C. (2019). College teaching at its best: Inspiring students to be enthusiastic, lifelong learners. New York, New York: Rowan-Littlefield.

Richmond, A. S., Boysen, G. A., & Gurung, R. A. (2016). An evidence-based guild to college and university teaching: Developing the model teacher. New York, New York: Routledge.

Willis, J. (2006). Research-based strategies to ignite student learning. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Creativity and Innovation in Education

Conferences on Teaching and Learning

College Teaching

Gregg-Graniteville Library Resources on Teaching and Learning

Thanks to the hard work of Professor Keri Weaver, USC Aiken now has access to a wealth of both print and electronic categorized resources on Teaching and Learning. Once you enter the site, there are four tabs to choose from: Teaching and Learning Journals; EBooks at the Gregg-Graniteville Library; Teaching and Learning Journals in the Discipline, and; Books from the Gregg-Graniteville Library. The CTE, working in conjunction with the Library staff, will be continually updating this site with additional resources on teaching and learning.

Presentations: Visual Aids & Design

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)


  • Teaching in Higher Education
  • TED Talks Education
  • The Cult of Pedagogy
  • Hidden Brain
  • The Google Teacher Tribe
  • The Creative Classroom

Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award Presentations

Dr. Phillip Mason (2019-2020)

What Has Worked by Dr. Phillip Mason (PDF)