Kentucky Core Academic Standards
for Postsecondary Education

Best Practices for Highly Effective Teaching Module Resources

The connection between Senate Bill 1 (2009) and highly effective teaching practices

Sweet, C. (2008). Tales from real life: searching for answers. Retrieved from

Delaney, J., Johnson, A., Johnson, T., & Treslan, D. (2010). Students’ perceptions of teaching in higher education. Retrieved from

Devlin, M. & Samarawickrema, G. (2010). The criteria of effective teaching in a changing higher education context. Higher Education Research & Development, Vol.29, No.2, April 2010. Available online at

Fink, D. (2011). Designing instruction for significant learning. Retrieved from

Ginsberg, S., & Bernstein, J. (2011). Growing scholarship of teaching and learning through institutional cultural change. Retrieved from

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (2011). 2011-2015 strategic agenda “stronger by degrees”. Retrieved from

Persellin, D. & Goodrick, T. (2010). Faculty development in higher education: long-term impact of a summer teaching and learning workshop. Retrieved from

Wiemer, M (2002). Learner-centered teaching: five key changes to practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Wilson, R. (2010). Why teaching is not priority no.1. Retrieved from

Kentucky Teacher Standards. Retrieved from 103/presentations/KentuckyTeachingStandards.htm.

Research supporting highly effective teaching practices

AGPA. (2011) Best researched-based teaching practices. Retrieved from

Brookfield, S. (1995) Becoming a critically reflective teacher. Expert from this book retrieved from

Chickering, A., Gamson, Z. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. Retrieved from

Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence (n.d.). Principles of teaching & learning. Retrieved from

Kuh, G. (2008). High-impact educational practices. Retrieved from

University of Maryland. (2008). Richness and reach: a strategic plan for teaching, learning and technology (TLT). Retrieved from

Weimer, M (2011). Standards and pedagogies of student engagement. Retrieved from

Characteristics of highly effective teaching

Armstrong, P. & Stanton, K. (2011). Rethinking expectations about assignments. Retrieved from

Blythe, H. & Sweet, C. (2008). Keeping your class C.R.I.S.P. – a refresher course. Retrieved from

DiPietro, D. (2010). Research-based strategies to promote academic integrity. Retrieved from,%20N5%20DiPietro.pdf.

Fink, D. (2011). Designing instruction for significant learning. Retrieved from

Hodges, C. (2010). Engaging students, assessing learning – just a click away. Retrieved from

Huber, M., & Hutchings P. (2004) Integrative learning: mapping the terrain. Retrieved from

POD Network. (2007). What is faculty development? Retrieved from

Rhem, J. (2010) Deep/surface approaches to learning in higher education: a research update. Retrieved from,%20N8%20Rhem.pdf.

Turner, D. (2011). Teaching rigorous and reflective thinking. Retrieved from

Weimer, M. (2011) Four characteristics of successful teachers. Retrieved from

Best Practices in Action

DuFour, R. (2004). Schools as learning communities. Retrieved from

McWilliam, E. (2008). Unlearning how to teach. Abstract retrieved from

National Education Association. (2011). Higher education best practices: teaching & learning. Retrieved from

Taylor, M. (2009). Generation next goes to work: issues in workplace readiness and performance. Retrieved from

Taylor, M. (2010). Teaching generation next: a pedagogy for today’s learners. Retrieved from The accompanying handout can be retrieved from's%20Learners.pdf.

Wieman, C., Adams, W., Perkins, K. (2008). PhET: simulations that enhance learning. Retrieved from