Academic Affairs


At the University of Washington Bothell, our continuing goal is to ensure that every UW Bothell student consistently experiences inspired, knowledgeable, and skilled teaching. For faculty fairly new to teaching in higher education, this page offers a wide range of useful resources. Experienced faculty will also find much here to help them refine their teaching skills, expand their use of technology and share ideas with colleagues.

University of Washington Bothell

Academic Services is the UW Bothell administrative department.  It houses several campus resources that work closely with faculty to support genuine learning for all students.

Key resources include:

University of Washington

National organizations

Nationally recognized professional organizations dedicated to excellent teaching can be valuable sources of inspiration, background information, and practical assistance. Some examples:

Other university teaching centers

The following are links to online teaching centers at other universities. They are similar to UW Bothell's Teaching and Learning Center and may have additional valuable information.  

Books on higher education teaching and learning

Davis, B. G. (1994). Tools for Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Tools for Teaching is a rich compendium of classroom-tested strategies and suggestions designed to improve the teaching practice of beginning, mid-career and senior faculty.

Lowman, J. (1995). Mastering the Techniques of Teaching (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Joseph Lowman is a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina. His book presents solid practical guidance for both the new and experienced university teacher, based on illuminating analyses of student behaviors and responses.

McKeachie, W. J. (1994). Teaching Tips. Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath and Company.
This highly acclaimed book for college and university teachers emphasizes practical teaching strategies, accompanied by a discussion of relevant research and theory.

Prichard, K. W., & Sawyer, R.M. (eds.) (1994). Handbook of College Teaching. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
This book provides solid theoretical information on educational psychology, overviews different instructional techniques and presents practical information on teaching particular disciplines.

Other web resources