Spotlight on Teaching and Learning: Quick-Reference Guides

Spotlight on Teaching and Learning

The FSE Learning and Teaching Hub has created a variety of Quick-Reference Guides (QRGs) for common teaching tasks and challenges. Think of the QRGs as condensed highlights on educational topics, meant to offer just-in-time learning to quickly implement pedagogical strategies and provide additional resources for learning.

All guides cover basic information about the topic or resource, and are divided into three sections that answer: 

  • Overview and Introduction: What the guide is about and who might use/benefit from it.
  • Implementation and Timing: When, where and how the strategy might be implemented.
  • Rationale and Research: Why it’s beneficial.

Two QRGs, in particular, that the Hub wants to draw faculty attention to are: Fulton Schools Tutoring Centers and Active Learning Overview.

The Fulton Schools Tutoring Centers are a free support service, staffed by trained students who have excelled in the same engineering classes they tutor. Multiple locations, including drop-in and virtual tutoring, are available throughout the semester. This QRG includes general information on the centers along with ways that faculty can engage in their support services, such as syllabus submission and leading review sessions.

All Fulton students are encouraged to come to drop-in tutoring, available at all Tempe campus locations (Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–11 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–7 p.m., and weekends 10 a.m.–5 p.m.).

Active Learning is a term used to describe instructional methods that increase student involvement and engagement in the learning process. This QRG includes ideas for implementation, common faculty concerns and mistakes, and guidance on how to incorporate active learning in your specific class. There are also QRGs on specific active learning strategies, like Think-Pair-Share.

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