These links describe ways to construct and react to assignments based on student written work, including creation of questions, strategies for grading, and ways to respond effectively to student writing.

Responding to Student Writing (Sweetland Writing Center, University of Michigan)
Practical advice for grading student written work effectively and efficiently.

Responding to Student Writing - A Sample Commenting Protocol
Guidelines for how to write instructive, targeted comments on student work: how to focus your feedback, craft headnotes, and write efficient marginal comments.

Rubrics for Grading and Providing Feedback (Sweetland Writing Center, University of Michigan)
Includes examples of analytic, trait, holistic, numeric and grid rubrics.   Read more »


Different instructors perceive the classroom environment in different ways. The resources on this page provide guidance for instructors in how to think about their own teaching style and its impact on student learning. Resources include links to teaching surveys and inventories, and suggestions for how to use this information to accommodate the learning needs of their students.

CRLT Occasional Paper #16: Research on Student Notetaking: Implications for Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors (DeZure, Kaplan, & Deerman, 2001)
Reviews what research tells us about the impact of notetaking and how the review of notes affects student learning. The paper also explores the role that instructors play, suggesting several specific strategies to support students.

Reaching the Second Tier: Learning and Teaching Styles in College Science Education
Strategies for reaching students in the “second tier,” those who have the initial intention and the ability to go on to earn science degrees but instead switch to nonscientific fields. Read more »


U-M graduate students and postdocs created these examples as part of the Rackham-CRLT Preparing Future Faculty Seminar. They are published here with the authors' consent. These examples represent the many different approaches to writing a teaching philosophy. According to CRLT's rubric for evaluating teaching philosophy statements, we consider each example to be "excellent" in at least one rubric category (e.g., goals for student learning, teaching methods, assessment of student learning, teaching inclusively, and structure, rhetoric and language).  

NOTE: These examples are available for review and should not be duplicated. Doing so is an act of plagiarism.

CRLT Occasional Paper No. 23: Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy for the Academic Job Search Read more »


This page links to the Latin American Studies Association’s website and Internet resources (directories, databases, newsgroups) hosted by the New Mexico State University library.

Latin American Studies Association

The Latin American Studies Association provides links to databases and reference sources on Latin America and links to national resource centers on Latin America and the Caribbean

Internet Resources for Latin America (New Mexico State University Library)

Links to Latin America directories, databases, digital library projects, organizations, and newsgroups

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Common-place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life

This website provides essays, documents, and other resources for teaching about American history prior to 1900.

History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web

This website offers a variety of resources, including syllabi, teaching tips, and examples of student projects, for instructors teaching U.S. history courses.

The National Council for History Education

This website provides links to museums, galleries, archives, networks, and other resources that may be useful for teaching U.S. history.

Documenting the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This site contains a collection of sources on Southern history, literature, and culture from the colonial period through the early 20th century. The site contains links to first-person narratives of the American South, North American slave narratives, a library of Southern literature, and historical material about North Carolina and about the church in the Southern black community.

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