Welcome to the Academy's Library of Teaching Resources!



Library Overview

This library provides resources to support effective teaching at the Academy of Art University.

It is divided into three sections: Resources For ALL Instructors, Resources For ONSITE Instructors, and Resources For ONLINE Instructors. You will find a wide range of materials here, including:




Index

Below is an index to help you find what you're looking for. You can also navigate using the Space Shortcuts and the Page Tree on the left. Or use the Search tool to explore further. (Learn more about what's available here by watching our tutorial.)

TOPICfor ALL Instructorsfor ONLINE Instructorsfor ONSITE Instructors
General
Teaching StandardsTeaching Expectations & StandardsStandards for Online Instructors
((star)UPDATED Spring 2019(star))
Standards for Onsite Instructors
Getting Ready to Teach

(star) Spring 2019 — Start-of-Semester Checklist for Online Classes

Presenting ContentUsing 'Sticky' Ideas to Create Memorable Lectures & DiscussionsBuilding an Online Class
Engaging StudentsEngaging Your Absent / Silent / Invisible Online StudentsEncouraging Student Engagement
Feedback & CritiqueFeedback & CritiquesOnline Critique & FeedbackCritiques that Keep Students Engaged
GradingGrading OnlineGrading Student Work
Best PracticesOnline Teaching Tips & Best Practices
Teaching ChallengesClassroom Teaching Challenges
Support for StudentsThe AAU Classes app includes the campus shuttle schedule, along with course information, online classrooms and student grades. Download for iOS or Android.

About the Editor


Jenny Michael
Associate Director, Faculty Evaluation & Coaching

I’ve been training and supporting online teachers at the Academy since 2004. In 2018, I began working with onsite instructors, as well. My focus is on ensuring the success of our teachers. I've developed numerous resources for online instructors, including trainings on Course Development and Teaching Online, workshops (online and in-person), along with this library of teaching materials. I also created and managed the online mentoring program — and I have taught online myself. 

I earned a Ph.D. in Folklore & Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. My particular areas of interest are in traditional art and other aspects of material culture, including foodways, dress and adornment. I also hold a Master's degree from U.C. Berkeley and a B.A. from Stanford University. I have taught numerous courses in folklore, anthropology, American studies, and writing at various institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, Drexel University, Indiana University, University of San Francisco, and U.C. Berkeley.

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