Teaching and Learning

The following items may be of help to you as you seek to engage your students in active learning opportunities:

Passing the Mantle

"Passing the Mantle" is a model of thinking about Southern's curriculum that was first developed by Steve Pawluk, former Senior Vice President for Academic Administration.  The diagram available by following this link may provide some helpful direction for preparing courses and syllabi.

Other Resources

Learning in the Active Voice

This site contains some short but very helpful video clips regarding advisement and teaching presented by Richard Light of Harvard University.

Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

We want to ensure that we protect our students' privacy in an ethical and legal manner. Please take the time to review Southern's Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policy.  

As you incorporate civic engagement and service learning into your courses, you may find this sample service learning evaluation rubric to be of help.

Sometimes essays and projects are difficult to score in an objective manner. Some professors have found the use of scoring rubrics to be helpful. A sample scoring rubric is provided for your consideration.