Classroom Teaching and Evaluation
Hundreds of books and scholarly articles have been published on how to teach college students (see Wilbert McKeachie). Manuals exist to help faculty write syllabi, formulate test questions, create grading rubrics, lecture effectively, and conduct lively class discussions. Newer texts guide faculty through cooperative learning, computer-assisted instruction, simulations, online applications, and auto mated computer-assisted design. Campus faculty development seminars abound for instructors wishing to improve face-to-face and online teaching skills, understand new cohorts of students, and translate course material into effective evaluation tools. Some campuses offer peer-assessed, mid-semester, formative evaluations to assist faculty with improving instruction.