Teaching, Course Development and Pedagogy
Assessment of Student Learning (login req.) Aids in the understanding of teaching, learning and students' academic and cocurricular experiences.
Academic Calendar. Important dates throughout the academic year.
Add/Drop & Pass/Fail Periods. Brandeis offers students the opportunity to explore course offerings during the add/drop period. Here is some guidance for Advisors & Chairs Regarding Add/Drop and Pass/Fail Periods.
Brandeis Core. Forms and resources to assist in teaching Brandeis' general education requirements.
Checklist for Fall 2020 Remote/Hybrid Course Syllabi. Provides helpful guidelines for creating syllabi conducive for remote learning.
Class Absences / Makeup Quizzes and Exams. Instructors are strongly encouraged to include their individual policies for attendance, quizzes and exams in their syllabi and to discuss them during the first day of class.
Instructors Supervising Undergraduate Teaching Assistants. Faculty supervising undergraduate teaching assistants who will have grading responsibilities are asked to review with their TAs the attached document, "Best Practices/Tips for Preparing and Supporting Undergraduate Teaching Assistants," and to obtain their signatures on this form as an indication that all have read the information in the "Best Practices" document.
Leading Practices for Teaching Remotely. Explores the three formats to consider when teaching remotely.
Office of the University Registrar. Clearinghouse for information about enrollment, academic and financial records, class schedules and more.
Proposing a New Course. Proposals for new courses must be approved by a faculty member's department, program or division council, and then by the dean of arts and sciences office.
Religious Observances. In accordance with university policy, Brandeis instructors should excuse student absences for religious observances.
Syllabus Checklist. Step-by-step instructions for creating a course syllabus.
Technology Resources. Information about computers and software; academic and research technologies; media and classrooms; and more.
Undergraduate Research and Creative Collaborations. The School of Arts & Sciences has launched a new Office for Undergraduate Research and Creative Collaborations to build on undergraduate-faculty research partnerships and improve access to these opportunities for all Brandeis undergraduates.
Using Zoom as a Classroom. Information for instructors to teach their class remotely using videoconferencing, specifically, Zoom.
Affordable and Open Educational Resources Grants. Supports faculty who are interested in incorporating open educational resources into their courses. Also allows faculty to engage with librarians, instructional designers and faculty fellows from the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Freishtat Accessible Course Excellence in Teaching Grants. Provides support for faculty to develop expertise in creating course materials that are accessible to students with disabilities.
Theodore and Jane Norman Fund for Faculty Research and Creative Projects. These competitive awards of up to $3,500 per year may be used to support course development.
Provost's Teaching Innovation Grants. Promotes excellence in teaching through the development of innovative instructional methods, new methods of assessing learning or the redesign of courses using technology.
School of Arts and Sciences Cocurricular Fund. Available to faculty members, program directors and department chairs in the School of Arts and Sciences to support student-centered programs inside and outside the classroom that enhance and expand educational activities for undergraduate students and/or offer opportunities for meaningful faculty-student interactions.
Center for Teaching and Learning. Provides programs and services to support faculty teaching, including workshops and individual consultations.
Student Accessibility Support. Faculty resources for helping students with disabilities who require accommodations.
"Support at Brandeis" Website. A central repository of support services and resources for the Brandeis community.
University Library. Information about course reserves, assistance identifying materials, helping students (and faculty) develop skills in digital literacy and more.
Dean of Arts and Sciences Award for Mentoring. Honors a member of the faculty involved in the supervision of graduate students enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences who has demonstrated “outstanding ability as a mentor.”
Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Honors an individual for his or her outstanding teaching.
Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer '69 and Joseph Neubauer Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. Honors an individual who is involved in the cocurricular and extracurricular life of the campus and has had a significant impact on students lives as an exceptional teacher, mentor, adviser and friend.
School of Arts and Sciences Faculty Service Award. Recognizes outstanding service contributions to departments, programs and the University by members of the School of Arts & Sciences faculty.
Michael L. Walzer '56 Award for Teaching. Honors a tenure-track faculty member who combines superlative scholarship with inspired teaching.