CSALT² is building a collection of books on teaching that are available on loan to RWU faculty. Stay tuned for a list of titles. Here are a couple to get you started:

  • Fink, Dee. (2013). Creating Significant Learning Experiences. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
  • Mazur, Eric. (1997) Peer Instruction: A User's Manual. Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice-Hall


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Open Educational Resources developed by Sue McMullen from the RWU Library

Teaching and Learning Content Creation Tools and Content Collections Note that if you have any favorite tools or strategies to add to this list please email them to Linda Beith at

Tutorials including print-based and narrated video demonstrations are available for all enterprise-level instructional applications. Some are available on the CSALT2 Instructional Design (ID) site. Additional materials are on the Bridges Faculty Learning and Resources Lab site (requires login). Can't access the site? Don't see the tutorial you need? Contact us at and let us know. We will do our best to accommodate you. is a wonderful resource for learning almost any type of software application. RWU has a site license to this library of over 4,000 narrated video tutorials that you (or your students) can access at any time. Check out this amazing resource.

The following books on assessment are recommended:

  • Angelo, Thomas A. and Cross, K. Patricia. (1993). Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
  • Bain, Ken. (2004). What the best college teachers do. Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press.
  • Feldman, Jerome A. and McPhee, Doug. (2008). The science of learning & the art of teaching. Clifton Park, NY : Thomson Delmar Learning.
  • McKeachie, Wilbert James et al. (2006). 12th ed. McKeachie's teaching tips : strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers. Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin.
  • Stevens, Dannelle D. and Levi, Antonia J. (2004). Introduction to rubrics:An assessment tool to save grading time. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing
  • Suskie, Linda (2009). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide, 2d edition, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
  • Walvoord, Barbara E. Fassler.  (2010).  Assessment clear and simple : a practical guide for institutions, departments, and general education.  San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) provides a wealth of resources for faculty interested in advising students. The Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources page features articles addressing more than 250 topics applicable to academic advising. The Clearinghouse also includes over 100 resource links pages organized by topic. These pages are made up of member suggested web links that connect readers to more than 30,000 relevant resources.

Check out the Roger Williams University Advising and Advocacy website

Have questions? Contact the RWU Center for Student Academic Success