Teaching Resources

Best Practices Guide



A guidebook titled, “Celebrating Teaching at American University: Best Practices” is being distributed to faculty this fall. It is a compilation of best practices in the classroom that was prepared for the Center for Teaching, Research, & Learning by Marilyn Goldhammer, Adjunct Professor and Consultant in Residence in the School of Education, Teaching and Health. Here’s how she describes the goals of this publication:

“We have created this guide as a resource for new and existing faculty who want to explore innovative and creative ways to engage students in the learning process. It also provides a way for faculty to share strategies and approaches that have worked well in the classroom.”

Goldhammer interviewed faculty across campus to pull together a best practices guide. The publication is divided into three sections: Creating a Course Syllabus, Who Are Your Students?, and Engaging Students in the Learning Process. 

Click here to view Celebrating Teaching at American University: Best Practices.

(Please note: on pages 24, 26, 30, and 31, the separate offices of ASC and DSS are now one office called the Academic Support and Access Center.)