Resources for Faculty

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The Engineering and Computing education core is dedicated to providing faculty with a set of reliable and evidence-based resources that can be used to support their teaching and students' learning. This page presents best practices, rubrics, articles, and examples many of which demonstrate the great teaching methods used by faculty in the college.

Course Review and Syllabus Review

The links below will take you to rubrics that you can use to assess your own Canvas course and syllabus. Using tools like these in your self-assessment can make your review more objective and keep you focused on the most important features. You can also sign up to have your syllabus and/or Canvas course reviewed by the ECEC instructional design team.

Canvas Course Review Rubric

Course Syllabus Review Rubric  

You may also download an editable COE Course Syllabus Template with recommendations and examples.

Educational Technologies

Canvas is the Learning Management System used at the University of Nebraska. Instructors can use Canvas to

  • Deliver course content;
  • Manage student’s learning activities;
  • Assess student’s learning;
  • Provide feedback to student’s learning;
  • Communicate with students;
  • Manage students’ grades.

You can learn more about Canvas by visiting a self-paced Canvas 101 course, or schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of the Instructional Designers to design your Canva course.

Student Orientation module

We have assembled instructions that will help students learn how to use Canvas, resources and tips to help them succeed. You can follow the instructions to import the Student Orientation module to your Canvas course.

Login to UNO Canvas when a course is merged from UNL to UNO Canvas

If you have merged your Canvas course from UNL to UNO Canvas, sometimes your students might encounter problems to access UNO Canvas. Share the instructions with your students to help them access UNO Canvas courses.

Reflecting on Teaching

General use reflection packet: This set of reflection activities (word doc or pdf) can be used to guide your reflection on teaching. There are five different sets of prompts targeted at different components of a course: the first day of class, student assessments, the end of the semester, daily or weekly teaching activities, and reviewing Student Learning Experiences survey data.

Online teaching reflection packet: This set of reflection activities (word doc or pdf) can be used for instructors teaching online courses. There are three different sets of prompts: one for use after assignments and tests, one for weekly or per module use, and one for the end of the semester.

Peer Observation of Classroom Activities (POCA) participants: These reflection guides are made to be used with the Comprehensive Instructional Profile reports that are produced for participants in the POCA program. There is one for the single-semester reports (word doc and pdf) that are created after each semester of participation, and there is one for the multi-semester reports (word doc and pdf) that are created for those instructors who participate in the POCA program over multiple semesters.

Peer Observer reflections: These reflections (word doc or pdf) are made to be used shortly after you have completed a teaching observation using the Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM (COPUS). There is a version for faculty or non-faculty who have a teaching assignment and one for graduate students or others who have not yet been an instructor but plan to teach in the future.

Tips for Implementing Best Teaching Practices

Click on the teaching practices listed below for a short explanation of the practice and why it is beneficial and some tips on how you can implement it in your course.

Inclusive teaching strategies
Assessment and ABET

Click here for the ABET assessment resources page.

Click here for information and resources related to classroom assessment.

College of Engineering ASEE Papers and Presentations

Click here for a list of recent ASEE papers and presentations authored by members of the college of engineering.