UC Blue Ash College

Teaching Strategies

The UC Blue Ash Learning and Teaching Center offers faculty support, resources, and opportunities for supporting student learning.

Assessment Strategies & Tools

Plotting Data

Here are some Excel spreadsheet templates for plotting data from your course evaluation forms over time.

  • Download a blank sheet you can fill in. It has all the formulas embedded already. [original link path: https://www.ucblueash.edu/content/dam/ucblueash/docs/resources/faculty-resources/learning-teaching/StudentEvalsBlank.xlsx]
  • Download a sample of what one looks like with data in it [original link path: https://www.ucblueash.edu/content/dam/ucblueash/docs/resources/faculty-resources/learning-teaching/StudentEvalsSample.xlsx]


Writing Tests

  • Guide for multiple choice tests [original link path: https://www.ucblueash.edu/content/dam/ucblueash/docs/resources/faculty-resources/learning-teaching/Writing%20Excellent%20Multiple%20Choice%20Tests.doc]

iClicker Use Strategies

  • Tips for successful iClicker use by Douglas Duncan [original link path: https://www.ucblueash.edu/content/dam/ucblueash/docs/resources/faculty-resources/learning-teaching/Tips-for-successful-clicker-use-YELLOW.pdf]
  • Guide to successful iClicker use by the Colorado University Science Education Initiative [original link path: https://www.ucblueash.edu/content/dam/ucblueash/docs/resources/faculty-resources/learning-teaching/Clicker_guide_CWSEI_CU-SEI.pdf]
  • "Why Peer Discussion Improves student performance on in-class concept questions" (Smith, 2009) [original link path: https://www.ucblueash.edu/content/dam/ucblueash/docs/resources/faculty-resources/learning-teaching/Science-2009-Smith-peer_instruction.pdf]
  • Videos of iClickers and Peer Instruction from the University of British Columbia

Building Rubrics

Giving Effective Feedback

Here is a document [original link path: /content/dam/ucblueash/docs/resources/faculty-resources/learning-teaching/THE_AFTL_effectivefeedback_final.pdf] from the AFTL that discusses different ways to give effective feedback for student work.

Documenting Effective Teaching

  • A Menu of Options
  • Reflection on a Rubric
  • Reflection on course forms
  • The Reflective Memo
  • Facilitating Peer Review
  • Assessing a Teaching Syllabus
  • The Annotated Syllabus

Concept Mapping

Tools For Concept Mapping

Here are some softwares and tools for making concept maps:

Effective Lectures

Here are suggestions and references for making lectures more interactive and engaging for students.

Workshop Resources

  • Lecture like a pro workshop [original link path: https://www.ucblueash.edu/content/dam/ucblueash/docs/resources/faculty-resources/learning-teaching/Lecture%20like%20a%20Pro%20workshop.doc]
  • Pedagogy and PowerPoint [original link path: https://www.ucblueash.edu/content/dam/ucblueash/docs/resources/faculty-resources/learning-teaching/PowerPoint%20Pedagogy%20V2.ppt]

Powerpoint Guides


Workshop Series [original link path: https://ucblueash.edu/resources/faculty-staff/learning/workshop.html]

Contact Information

Learning and Teaching Center