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CETL: Best Practices in College Teaching: Start Here

Best Practices in College Teaching

What are ‘best practices’ in college teaching? They are classroom practices that have been shown to be effective in helping college students to learn. There are numerous resources for faculty members who are interested in learning what educational research (also known as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) has shown to be most effective in teaching at the college level. This guide contains articles, videos and other resources for faculty members who want to explore the accumulated knowledge about these ‘best practices’.  

Best Practices

"We cannot create genuine communities of practice for students until we allow faculty to participate too… only if the teachers are learners too, and if they can be seen to be learners, can they genuinely model deep learning for the apprentice learners in the community."

John Tagg, The Learning Paradigm College, 2003

7 Principles of College Teaching


CETL Center for excellence in teaching and learningCCBC’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning was established in 2008 to promote ongoing, college-wide discussions about teaching and learning practices to improve student learning and success.

Dallas Dolan, Ph.D.
Director, CETL 



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