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Teaching For Success

Teaching for Success is a collection of electronic teaching improvement resources consisting of Teaching for Success E-zine issues (current and achieved), Quick Tip Series, Quick Studies, and Quick Courses. The purpose of these materials is to inform faculty in a clear, concise, and practical style what are the Critical Success Factors of successful teaching and how to apply these success principles and instructional strategies to improving teaching and learning.

Please explore these resources at your convenience.

Member Library Download List: 2010-2011 Academic Year 

Below are the current volume of TFS E-Journal of Critical Success Factor Teaching Improvement issues. This resource shares what works and ideas for teaching and learning improvement submitted by faculty authors and reviews of current literature and web sites on teaching, learning and performance improvement. (Links will be enabled as resources are released.)



Teaching For Success E-Journal Issues Vol. 20


Critical Success Factor Chart Handout

This chart is an overview of the organization of knowledge areas one should master to optimize teaching improvement.


QuickTip Series, 10-Idea Slide Stacks

QuickTips stimulate teaching improvements by suggesting how small changes in teaching can result in significant outcome changes. QuickTips are grouped in 10-idea packs. Three such packs are added each academic year. Four formats are provided to provide you with flexibility of use. Tips may be "destacked" and used individually or reassembled by the member as needed for a specific development application. Adobe Acrobat Professional allows you to customize all TFS documents as you prefer.

QuickTip Slide Stacks are Now in 4 formats: QuickTime, PDF, PowerPoint, and Keynote

QT Series 1: Idea Stack Card Titles

1. Assignment Tracking
2. Bumper Sticker Mania
3. Motto Mojo
4. Grandma’s Rule for Course Management
5. Making PowerPoint Easier
6. Was I Ultimately Successful?
7. The Daily agenda
8. The Course Newsletter
9. Student mailboxes Save Time
10. The One-Minute Paper

QT Series 2: Idea Stack Card Titles

1. Teach Your Students to S.I.N.
2. Un! Oh! Right Notes; Wrong Class
3. How to Quickly and Easily Identify At-risk Learners
4. Portfolios: How to Use them as an Alternative Assessment
5. Improving Traditional Testing
6. Using Performance Tasks to Check Learning
7. Zero-based Thinking—Use it to Succeed
8. How to Improve Student Participation in Group Learning
9. The “Bookend” Teaching Strategy
10. Better Listening For Better Classes

QT Series 3: Idea Stack Card Titles

1. Lecture Journals—A Unique Assessment Tool
2. Instant Unity
3. From Reluctance to Participation
4. The Four Types of Mnemonics
5. How’s Your PQ?
6. A Public Speaking Teacher’s Must-Know Web site
7. Goals for the Crucial First Meetings of a Course
8. Creating a MAP to Creativity for Your Students
9. Examining Learning Performance Anxiety
10. Class Participation: How to Increase It; How to Evaluate It


Success Insights Weekly Issues

Each issue of a Success Insights Weekly is 1 or 2-page monograph on some aspect of success with a broad application to faculty, staff and administration. SIs are designed to give you plenty of concise, thought-provoking success ideas to use in social networking projects or e-mail style development programs. SIs are great for fueling the Success Conversation among faculty. Where there is wide distribution, the probability of ongoing discussions on a wide variety of success topics increases. We don't expect everyone will agree with these ideas, in fact we hope those who don't will react and offer modifications or opposing ideas.

(48 Issues Planned for the 2010-11 Academic Year)


QuickCourses / Quick Studies

QuickCourse are longer, more in-depth documents (12- to 60- pages) with interactivity built in. They are designed for self-study and use by new and inexperienced part- and full-time faculty. It is recommended that faculty load these documents on to a personal computer and enter information pertinent to their situation and save the QC document with their own data entered. QCs can be high-resolution printed if desired. Most QCs have a short quiz at the end to verify comprehension of the basic information. Working forms for planning are included in several of these QCs.



QuickTools provide faculty help in completing all kinds of practical everyday teaching tasks, such as grading written papers, planning problem-based learning modules, assess laboratory learning, etc. QuickTools contain online workable, and saveable, checklists, forms, and templates with active fields when viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader.



QuickAnswers provide a variety of answers to commonly asks questions about teaching and learning and general success. You will find each "answer" will provide a how-to, practical answer that you can use to improve a class, course, or even yourself.

Q. How Can I Get it All Done?

Q. What Is Mastery Learning?

Q. What Do I Need to Know about Testing?

Q. What Can I Do to Stimulate Creative/Critical Thinking?

Q. My Students Are Bored; What Can I do?

Q. What Can I Do to Increase Student Retention?

Q. Should I Use Social Media in My Teaching?

Q. My Students Are Unhappy: What Can I Do?


The Solutionary


E-Journal Issue Support Resources


Vol 19 E-Journal Issue (Issue Archive)


Vol. 18 E-Journal Issues (Issue Archive)


Vol. 17 E-Journal Issues (Issue Archive)

 Last Published 3/30/15