A collection of readings related to teaching in higher education.

Reading Corner

A collection of selected readings related to teaching in higher education. We also offer a section of selected readings that are specifically related to teaching online.

Note: Not all the readings listed link directly to the full documents. Some will require you to login through the NDSU Library's website. All references are listed in alphabetical order by the first author's last name, according to the APA style manual.

Some general reading about higher education can be found at:

This section will be updated as high quality resources are discovered. If you have an article you would recommend other faculty in higher education read or a useful resource, please email the link to


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Scholarly Research

A collection of scholarly research on varying topics.


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Discipline Specific

Links to a list of resources by discipline.


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Faculty Development

Best practices of online program development, peer review of learning, and non-native english speaking professors in the classroom.

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Teaching Online

Recommended readings to gain a better understanding of the importance and attention given to distance, online or blended education in the literature.

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Theory & Practice

A list of subject areas and links to resources on the theory and practice of teaching in higher education.


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Book Clubs

A book club is an excellent way to learn of new teaching methods, strategies, and practices. Participating in a book club allows you to read and discuss the application of these new teaching approaches with colleagues from across the university. Book clubs can be organized by any faculty member, instructional staff, and/or graduate teaching assistant on the NDSU campus.

Currently available and recurrent book clubs are listed below.


Ungrading: Why rating students undermines learning (and what to do instead)

Thursdays, March 25 - April 22, 2021 
9 a.m.  |  Via Zoom 
Register by March 12, 2021

Led by: Drs. Jenny Momsen and Jeff Boyer

Join us over the next five Thursdays to discuss alternatives to traditional grading. Using Susan Blum's book, Ungrading: Why rating students undermines learning (and what to do instead), we will unpack how grades intersect with motivation and learning and explore a variety of assessment and evaluation approaches.

Faculty, instructors, and graduate students are welcome to participate. This book club is free to join; however, you must purchase or secure the book for yourself.

The book can be purchased through the publisher or an online book seller of your choice.  For your convenience, links are provided for Amazon and the publisher below. We recognize the cost of the book may be prohibitive to participation for many graduate students; therefore, four copies of the book have been put on hold in the library for the purpose of this book club.

Co-hosted by: STEM Education PhD Program, Office of Assessment, and Office of Teaching and Learning





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