The Innovative Instructor [Article Series]
This series is a forum for articles on teaching excellence at Johns Hopkins University. Written by Hopkins faculty or campus instructional technology experts, the goal is to increase communication about effective teaching solutions and how to achieve them. Through these articles, instructors can share successful teaching strategies, learn what colleagues are doing, and discover new technologies and skills for the classroom or professional development.
The Innovative Instructor Blog
The Innovative Instructor blog builds on the article series focusing on pedagogy, best practices, and technology. Blog posts cover topics such as active learning, assessment, use of case studies in instruction, classroom management, instructional design, how to engage students, grading and feedback, collaborative learning, leading discussions, hybrid instruction, and teaching methods.
Educational Publications and Presentations
Articles published about CER projects and activities in scholarly journals, newspapers, and other external publications.
Teaching Assistant Training Manual 2009 [PDF]
The comprehensive manual for all graduate students with TA respoinsibilities while at the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University. The online version of the manual is available here. Printed copies may be obtained from the CER in the Garrett Room of the MSE Library.
Center for Edcuational Resources Services 2008 [PDF]
This report describes the many activities of the CER, from faculty consultations and training programs to digital technology support and grant writing assistance. New projects, including a new faculty orientation initiative, and emerging technologies with potentially valuable instructional application are also outlined.
Report of the E-Portfolio Task Force 2009 [PDF]
This report documents the work conducted by the Johns Hopkins Eportfolio Task Force, which was charged by the Committee of Homewood Advisors to conduct a focused inquiry into the current and potential uses of electronic portfolios at Johns Hopkins to assess their potential impact and facilitate their development on campus. The Task Force managed and evaluated six eportfolio pilot projects and researched eportfolio implementations at other universities. The report summarizes these activities and describes the potential uses of eportfolios at Johns Hopkins. The report recommends cross-divisional sharing of best practices to support these new projects and to assist other groups interested in implementing eportfolios.
Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Final Report [PDF]
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations is a national philanthropic organization established through the generosity of the late American industrialist, Arthur Vining Davis. The foundation's higher education program seeks to strengthen private four-year liberal arts institutions that place strong emphasis on teaching and whose students choose majors primarily in the humanities, science and mathematics. The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations provided funding for CER efforts to develop web-based resources to enhance students' critical thinking skills in the humanities.