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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Professional Development Resources

“The Teaching Professor”

Edited by respected scholar and teaching expert Dr. Maryellen Weimer of Penn State, The Teaching Professor is a forum for discussion of the best strategies supported by the latest research for effective teaching in the college classroom.

Current Issue

Research on Technology and Tools

Department of Educational Technology Research and Development

Education in the United States is entering a very exciting moment. For the first time, all of the digital stars are aligning in such a way that the technology is available to design truly transformational learning experiences. The Office of Education Technology strives to be on the nexus of transformative research and the curator’s innovative events to serve as an impactful resource to the evolving American education system.

Educational Technology Research and Development Journal

A bi-monthly publication of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology; available online to DSU community through KML Library.

Research in the teaching of STEM disciplines

Describing and Measuring STEM Teaching Practices

STEM education experts provide insights about the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches to measuring undergraduate teaching practices, including faculty and student surveys, faculty interviews, classroom observations, and portfolios and other artifacts.

Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering 

Investigates learning and teaching in an area from a perspective that reflects the discipline’s worldview, knowledge, and practices. Informed by and complementary to research on learning and cognition, Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) already has generated insights that can be used to better prepare students to understand and address current and future societal challenges.

Research in the teaching of Social Sciences

Teaching Sociology Journal

Teaching Sociology publishes articles, notes, and reviews intended to be helpful to the discipline’s teachers.  Articles range from experimental studies of teaching and learning to broad, synthetic essays on pedagogically important issues. Notes focus on specific teaching issues or techniques.