Keep Your Teaching Skills Sharp

Purdue consistently ranks among the top universities in the United States—and the College of Engineering is no exception. In U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2012,” our undergraduate and graduate programs ranked ninth and tenth, respectively. Why? Because we’re revolutionizing our curriculum to prepare students for careers in an increasingly global and fast-changing world. And we’re doing it thanks to our faculty and staff’s strong commitment to continuous improvement—and willingness to cut across established boundaries to offer diverse approaches to learning. 

To help you stay up to date on the latest teaching tools and techniques, Purdue offers a variety of programs and initiatives that allow you to share ideas with your peers and experts in specific areas.

  • Center for Instructional Excellence: You can take advantage of the Center’s numerous workshops, teaching tips and tools for gathering student feedback, as well as a test scoring and analysis service.
  • Effective Teaching Workshop (PDF): Get tips on planning a course, lecturing effectively, encouraging student involvement in class, addressing student problems and more in this comprehensive guide by Richard M. Felder, Ph.D., of North Carolina State University.
  • Faculty Development: Here, you’ll find a number of initiatives and organizations designed to help you enhance your leadership and teaching skills.
  • Getting Off to a Good Start Workshop (PDF): This comprehensive guide by Richard M. Felder, Ph.D., of North Carolina State University addresses best practices in orientation and mentoring for new faculty.
  • Office of Undergraduate Education (Engineering): You’ll find the Grade Appeals Committee, Engineering Curriculum Committee, Purdue Engineer of 2020 Committee, Undergraduate Chairs Committee, Academic Advising Committee and Purdue Engineering President’s Council in this office.
  • Space Management & Academic Scheduling: You can check class and exam schedules, reserve rooms for meetings and events, and more with help from this Purdue office.
  • Teach with Technology: Have questions about integrating technology into your classroom? ITaP can help—with instructional technology services, training and support that will help you deliver effective technology-enhanced learning experiences.
  • Teaching Academy: Bringing together outstanding scholar-teachers from across the curriculum, the Teaching Academy gives you the opportunity to work with others on meaningful educational initiatives, as well as attend programs and activities designed to foster creativity, innovation and effectiveness inside and outside the classroom.
  • National Effective Teaching Institutes: The National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI-1) is a three-day effective teaching workshop held twice a year: in June (NETI-1A) just prior to the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education, and early in January (NETI-1B)
  • Frontiers of Engineering Education: The Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium brings together some of the nation’s most engaged and innovative engineering educators in order to recognize, reward, and promote effective, substantive, and inspirational engineering education