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Teaching Scholars Institute

A collection of teaching strategies introduced by teaching scholars from:
Murray State University
University of Tennessee–Martin
Western Kentucky University

About the Teaching Scholars Institute

The Teaching Scholars Institute (TSI) was initiated from the Provost’s office at Murray State University. Teaching Scholars from Western Kentucky University, University of Tennessee at Martin, and Murray State University were nominated by their Deans for teaching effectiveness. The institute was centered around Chickering and Gamson’s Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education 1.

Special thanks to the Provosts at the respective universities for their support of this program.


TSI 2007

TSI 2007 Online Booklet: Giving Prompt Feedback
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The theme for the 2007 institute was the fourth principle, "Good practice gives prompt feedback." The fourth year's TSI event was hosted by Murray State University.


TSI 2006

TSI 2006 Online Booklet: Good Practice Encourages Active Learning
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The theme for the 2006 institute was the third principle, "Good practice encourages active learning." The third year's TSI event was hosted by University of Tennessee at Martin.


TSI 2005

TSI 2005 Online Booklet: Good practice develops reciprocity and cooperation among students.
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The theme for the 2005 institute was the second principle, "Good practice develops reciprocity and cooperation among students." The second year's TSI event was hosted by Western Kentucky University.


TSI 2004

TSI 2004 Online Booklet: Connecting with Our Students
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This booklet on teaching effectiveness was produced by participants of the Teaching Scholars Institute 2004. The first principle, "Good practice encourages contact between students and faculty," was the theme of this first year of the institute. TSI 2004 was coordinated by the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology at Murray State University.


Additional Resources

1 Chickering, A.W, and Gamson, Z.F. “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.” AAHE Bulletin, 1987, 39(7), 3-7.

"Applying the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education." Joseph R. Codde, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Educational Technology. Michigan State University. http://www.msu.edu/user/coddejos/seven.htm.