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Books on Teaching and Learning

Bain, K. 2004). What the best college teachers do. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Barkley, E. F. (2010). Student engagement techniques: A handbook for college faculty. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons. 

Bowen, J. A. (2012). Teaching naked: How moving technology out of your classroom will improve student learning. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons. 

Brookfield, S. D. (2015). The skillful teacher: On technique, trust, and responsiveness in the classroom. (3rd edition). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishing.

Brown, P. C., Roediger, H. L., & McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Make it stick: The science of successful learning. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press.

Eng, N. (2017). Teaching college: The ultimate guide to lecturing, presenting, and engaging students. Norman Eng.

Eyler, J. R. (2018). How humans learn: The science and stories behind effective college teaching. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press.

Gabriel, K. F., Flake, S. M. (2008). Teaching unprepared students: Strategies for promoting success and retention in higher education. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Kowis, M. (2016). Engaging college students: A fun an edgy guide for professors. Conroe, TX: Lecture PRO Publishing.

Lang, J. M. (2016). Small teaching: Everyday lessons from the science of learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishing.

McGuire, S. Y. (2015). Teach student how to learn: Strategies you can incorporate into any course to improve student metacognition, study skills and motivation. Stylus: Sterling, VA.

Nilson, L. B. (2016). Teaching at its best: A research-based resource for college instruction. San Francisco, CA: Joseey-Bass Publishing.

Nunn, L. (2019). 33 simple strategies for faculty: A week-by-week resource for teaching first-year and first-generation students. Rutgers, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Palmer, C. (2019). College teaching at its best: Inspiring students to be enthusiastic, lifelong learners. New York, New York: Rowan-Littlefield.

Richmond, A. S., Boysen, G. A., & Gurung, R. A. (2016). An evidence-based guild to college and university teaching: Developing the model teacher. New York, New York: Routledge.

Willis, J. (2006). Research-based strategies to ignite student learning. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Creativity and Innovation in Education

Conferences on Teaching and Learning

College Teaching

Gregg-Graniteville Library Resources on Teaching and Learning

Thanks to the hard work of Professor Keri Weaver, USC Aiken now has access to a wealth of both print and electronic categorized resources on Teaching and Learning. Once you enter the site, there are four tabs to choose from: Teaching and Learning Journals; EBooks at the Gregg-Graniteville Library; Teaching and Learning Journals in the Discipline, and; Books from the Gregg-Graniteville Library. The CTE, working in conjunction with the Library staff, will be continually updating this site with additional resources on teaching and learning.

Presentations: Visual Aids & Design

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)


  • Teaching in Higher Education
  • TED Talks Education
  • The Cult of Pedagogy
  • Hidden Brain
  • The Google Teacher Tribe
  • The Creative Classroom

Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award Presentations

Dr. Phillip Mason (2019-2020)

What Has Worked by Dr. Phillip Mason (PDF)

Welcome to the CTE

Promoting, Supporting, and Enhancing Teaching and Learning Effectiveness

The mission of the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is to promote, support and enhance teaching and learning effectiveness at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

The Center for Teaching Excellence will focus on continuing to support traditional needs of instruction while serving as a catalyst of educational transformation assisting faculty in learning, developing, and implementing new forms of instruction as pedagogical theories, innovative practices, and new technologies evolve.

The Admissions staff at the University of South Carolina Aiken understands that the college selection process can be overwhelming. Our staff is dedicated and prepared to help you with information about the University and our admissions process.

Your enrollment counselor is your personal contact at USC Aiken. If you have a specific question, please feel free to contact him/her.

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