Center Resource Repository

The Center Resource Repository provides faculty members the opportunity to learn more about best practices in teaching. The resources are divided into categories that align with Franklin’s teaching evaluation instruments and serve as a way to promote critical self-reflection and just-in-time teaching advancement opportunities to meet development needs as they arise.

You can search these categories by subcategory or look for a specific resource by using the search feature on the right hand side of this page.

Five Ways to Teach Students to be Learning Centered, Too

This Faculty Focus article describes how we can inspire our students to share accountability for their learning.

Focus your lectures with the 'One-Sentence Lesson Plan'

This Faculty Focus article describes a one-sentence lesson plan that focuses on learning by answering three things: The

Franklin i4 Blog

The International Institute for Innovative Instruction BLOG

Guide for Responding to Classroom Disruption

This guide provides information on how to appropriately manage class disruption both inside and outside the physical and

Have a small class size?

If you have a small class size and are unable to form multiple teams to work on a team project that spans multiple weeks, there are alternate activities you can use to engage your students.

How To Teach A Good First Day of Class

This article offers helpful practices and approaches that will make your first day of class memorable for your students and a

Lesson Plan Preparation

How and why to prepare lesson plans

Microsoft Support

This website provides help with Microsoft programs. 

Midway Feedback Request

Sample email that you can send to request feedback from your students at the half-way point of your course

Millennials in the Workplace

Understanding Millennial Learner Needs to Increase Engagement & Retention

Poll Everywhere tutorials and videos

These tutorials and videos show how to create Poll Everywhere polls. 

Poll Everywhere: Getting Started

This instructor guide provides information on how to get started with Poll Everywhere in the classroom.

Rubrics: Why use rubrics?

Sample rubrics that can be customized for your use

Running Effective Coaching - video

An effective coaching relationship produces actual change in teacher behaviors, change that results in more student learn

Self-Service: Entering Grades and Attendance (Urbana)

Instructions to enter grades and attendance in Self-Service / PowerCampus (Urbana)

Self-Service: Submitting Final Grades (Urbana)

Instructions to submit final grades in Self-Service / PowerCampus (Urbana)

Six Things that make College Teachers Successful

This article by Mary Clement at Faculty Focus provides six solid suggestions for being successful in the college classroo

Skype for Business HELP Center

This website provides help with Skype for Business.

Student Centered Learning Environments

This PDF of a PowerPoint provides instructions for ways to enhance delivery of material in your classes

Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try

This Faculty Focus article presents five ways to make group work in your classes more successful!