Best Practices Links




Project Kaleidoscope

The Reinvention Center

Association of American Colleges and Universities

Council for Undergraduate Research

The Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


Best Practices & Resources

How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School

How People Learn: Bridging Research and Practice

Project Kaleidoscope  - What Works Vision (STEM)

Project Kaleidoscope - Undergraduate STEM Programs

Reinvention Center - Application of Quantitative Concepts and Techniques in Undergraduate Biology

AACU – Curriculum Resources

AACU - Problem-Based Learning Clearinghouse

Developing and Sustaining a Research-Supportive Curriculum:
A Compendium of Successful Practices
Edited by Kerry K. Karukstis, Professor of Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College and Timothy E. Elgren, Professor of Chemistry, Hamilton College
Several of the following examples were highlighted in this Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) compendium (copies are available for checkout, email 

Teaching for Understanding – Curriculum Design Tools

Designing Effective and Innovative Courses

Community-based Research as Scientific and Civic Pedagogy

Undergraduate research as community service

Problem-based Learning

Problem Based Learning  - University of Delaware

Engaging Students with Interdisciplinary and Project-based Laboratories

Project-based Learning – Cal Poly College of Engineering

Research in Laboratory Courses – DoE Joint Genome Institute @ UCLA

Webinar: Inquiry-based Learning in UG Education

BIO2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists

esearch Link 2000 – Model Systems for UG Biology Laboratory Courses

Team-oriented, Project-based Learning through Learning Communities
Terrascope Program – MIT

Using GIS Technology to develop research skills

Engineering Clinics: Integration of Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum

Course-based Research Service Learning Program

Teaching Methods: Undergraduate Research (online resources)

Best Practices in Science and Technology Education

Pedagogies of Engagement: Classroom-Based Practices

Student as Scholar Blogspot

Information Literacy – Assoc. College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Research Ethics - Office of Research Integrity’s Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research

Research Ethics - National Academies Publications on the Responsible Conduct of Research

Centers of Teaching Excellence
Examples of Centers of Teaching Excellence that provide resources for faculty and graduate teaching assistants and postdoctoral fellows.

Carnegie Mellon


University of South Florida