Teaching and Learning Advisory Council Resources

Peer Observation of Faculty Teaching

Peer Observation Program - The Teaching & Learning Advisory Council in conjunction with the Center for Teaching and Learning offer a Peer Observation program. To request a formative peer observation, please complete this form.

Additional details are available on the CTL web site.

If you have any further questions, please contact TLAC@nmu.edu



Web Resources



          NMU Related Links
Course Technology Alliance CTA is a group of NMU departments / units with the mission of supporting technology at NMU. There are links to guidelines for online courses, lists of successful online courses, and technology integration into traditional and blended courses.
Academic Information Services Advisory Council (AISAC) AISAC makes recommendations regarding library collections and policies and services of AIS; supports and fosters faculty and student research, especially the use of library resources in the library, archives, and academic computing.
Instructional Design, Technology and Media AIS’s Instructional Design, Technology, and Media unit supports teaching and learning in online and classroom-based environments by providing resources, tools, and services that enable faculty to innovatively use technology to deliver and enhance pedagogically sound courses. 

Instructional Design, Technology and Media oversees the operation of  the CITE, The Center for Instructional Technology in Education, a resource center for the NMU faculty.

          Teaching & Learning Web Sites

National Institute for Science Education - College Level One Innovations in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics learning experiences for all college students. Under "Related Links" there is a very useful series of web pages on collaborative learning (CL).
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) is dedicated to the support and advancement of learning and teaching at the University of Michigan to develop a University culture that values and rewards teaching, respects and supports individual differences among learners, and encourages the creation of learning environments in which diverse students can learn and excel. The site offers a wide range of resources and references.
Educause Learning Initiative The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) is a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to advancing learning through IT innovation. NMU is a member of ELI.
MERLOT Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed and selected higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services. NMU is a MERLOT campus partner.
The Sloan Consortium The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education, helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of online education. NMU is a Sloan-C member.

    Online Journals/Newsletters

EDUCAUSE Review and Educause Quarterly This issue includes an interview with Ira Fuchs, winner of the 2000 EDUCAUSE Excellence in Leadership award, and a feature in which David L. Smallen, Jerry Niebaum, and Jeffrey I. Schiller, winners of EDUCAUSE Special Focus Leadership awards, talk about their experiences in the field.
MERLOT’s Journal of Online Teaching MERLOT’s Journal of Online Teaching (JOLT) is a peer-reviewed, open access, online publication addressing the scholarly use of multimedia resources in online education.
Sloan-C’s Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks The aim of the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN) is to describe original work in asynchronous learning networks, including experimental results. The mission is to provide practitioners in online education with knowledge about the very best research in online learning.

          Technology-Oriented Web Sites 

EDUCAUSE EDUCAUSE sponsors an annual conference and regional meetings regarding technology's role in higher education. Their site sponsors a searchable forum in which faculty contribute practices that have worked for them. 
Lilly Conferences Lilly Institutes and Conferences are offered at various locations and times within the U.S.
TechED Held annually in southern California, the TechEd conferences weave technology innovation into all academic disciplines. Attendance is approximately 3000 faculty, technical support, and administrators.