The links on this page provide information about Native American Studies. Of particular interest is Susan Vega Garcia’s Iowa State University website that includes selected American Indian web resources useful for academic research.

American Indian Resources (Osaka University)

A "library of Native American literature, culture, education, history, issues, and language

Native American History Primary Sources (Yale University Library)

This guide is intended to facilitate primary-source research in Native American history

Recommended American Indian Websites (Susan A. Vega Garcia, Iowa State University)

Links to web index sites, clearinghouses, directories, electronic journals, and electronic news

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Teaching portfolios allow instructors to document the scope and quality of their teaching performance and to improve their skills through continuous reflection. Course portfolios are used to document the planning, process, and outcomes of a single course. The articles and links in this section describe the purpose and important components of teaching portfolios and offer detailed guidelines for creating teaching portfolios.

CRLT Occasional Paper #11: The Teaching Portfolio (Kaplan, 1998)

The teaching portfolio is one of the tools faculty members can use to document their scholarly work in teaching. This Occasional Paper contains a discussion of the nature and purpose of the teaching portfolio (and its offshoot, the course portfolio) and suggestions for how individuals and units can use portfolios most effectively.

Developing a Teaching Portfolio

This site from the Ohio State University aims to provide faculty and graduate teaching associates (TAs) with a practical and self-reflective guide to the development of a teaching portfolio.

The Course Portfolio as a Tool for Continuous Improvement of Teaching and Learning (Cerbin, 1994) Read more »


When instructors strive to create inclusive college classrooms, they need to consider multiple factors, including course content, class preparation, their own classroom behavior, and their knowledge of students’ backgrounds and skills. The articles in this section offer concrete strategies to address these factors and improve the learning climate for all students.

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This page offers links to the resources housed within the Middle Eastern Studies departments at Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Michigan. Additionally, there is a link to the resource page for the University of Michigan Library’s Near East Division.

Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies, University of Michigan

Middle Eastern Studies (University of Texas at Austin)

Links to libraries, archives, databases, organizations, and a variety of other resources

Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies Links

Links to internet resources about a range of topics

Links to resources on Middle East and Judaica


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Investigation of student learning is becoming more common on campuses as part of a body of work known as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Links in this section provide an introduction to SoTL through articles, annotated websites, and an online multimedia tutorial with photos, graphics, and video clips.

Why the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Matters Today (PDF)

The first chapter of the 2011 book, The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered, offers a excellent overview and history of this emerging and growing field of inquiry. In addition, the chapter explores the relationship of SoTL to teaching and learning, faculty development, assessment, and evaluation of teaching. 

Investigating Student Learning Grant (ISL) Read more »