The seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education provide a framework for quality teaching and learning.
Encourage Active Learning
Learning is not a spectator sport. To internalize learning students must talk about what they are learning, write reflectively about it, relate it to past experiences, and apply it to their daily lives.
Give Prompt Feedback
Knowing what they know and do not know helps the student focus learning. Respond to student queries and problems quickly, utilize rubrics, utilize low-stakes assessments, provide frequently updated grades, and respond to students within 24 hours if possible.
- Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson: Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education (.pdf)
- Center for Instructional Technology and Training (University of Florida): Chickering and Gamson
- UF Self-Peer Review of Teaching
- Brenda Parker and Judith Hankins (2002): AAHE’s Seven Principles for Good Practice Applied to an Online Literacy Course (.pdf)