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These short and informative Occasional Papers are written by CRLT staff and U-M faculty. They summarize the research on specific topics in teaching and learning and offer examples from courses at U-M and elsewhere. Recent issues include use of online collaboration tools such as Google Apps, use of laptops in the classroom, student teams in STEM courses, and best practices for designing and grading exams.
CRLT Publications for Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs)
A Guidebook for University of Michigan Graduate Student Instructors is designed to help GSIs plan for and teach courses, discussion sections, and labs. Topics range from course planning and syllabus construction to specific teaching methods, testing and grading, and the importance of diversity.
Departmental GSI Development: A Handbook for Faculty and GSMs Who Work with GSIs is designed to support faculty and graduate student mentors who run departmental training programs for new GSIs. The Handbook includes sections on orientations and workshops for new GSIs, creating inclusive classrooms, and obtaining and giving feedback to GSIs.
Publications About CRLT
CRLT's Annual Report describes the ways CRLT promoted excellence and innovation in teaching and learning at the University of Michigan in the past academic year.
CRLT Book: As the oldest teaching center in the county and a recognized leader in the field of faculty development, CRLT has written a book that documents our approach, Advancing the Culture of Teaching on Campus: How a Teaching Center Can Make a Difference (Stylus Publishing, 2011). This volume contains chapters authored by CRLT professional staff describing CRLT's programs and strategies, such as leading a teaching center, measuring a center's effectiveness, and strenghtening diversity through faculty development.