Learning Resources

How to Enhance Online Student Engagement

This is a self-paced, self-directed professional development course.  You will explore research on what student engagement is and why should we, as teachers, strive to improve student engagement. If you have questions or comments you can contact Tammy Carnevale at Tlcarnevale@plymouth.edu or Joshua Perks at jp1222@plymouth.edu.

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Research Papers: Helping Students Succeed:

Heather Doherty’s Teaching Research handouts

Discover Follett: Our PSU Bookstore:

Guide to Follett Faculty Discover

To access Follett Discover:
1. Visit http://www.plymouth.edu/courses/
2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Follett Discover Launch
3. Log into your myPlymouth account
4. Begin Discovering and Adopting books into your sections

A demo video is available here:

“Have you done the reading?” Helping Students be Prepared:

Effective Seminar Participant handout

Connecting Students, Curriculum, and Off-campus Partners:

Connecting Students, Curriculum, Community Partners handout

High Impact Learning BEST PRACTICES handout

Moodle – What you need to know:

Katie Martell’s Moodle Upgrade presentation

Team-Based Learning (TBL) as a Means of Engaging Students:

Kristina Lind’s Team-Based Learning presentation

Open Access: What side are you on?:

Christin Wixson’s Open Access presentation

Readings on Interdisciplinarity by PSU colleagues:

“One-Page Thoughts on Interdisciplinarity”

John Krueckeberg (HPSSE). 10/5/2015.

“Interdisciplinary Work and Clusters at Plymouth State University”

Brian Eisenhauer, Social Science, Office of Environmental Sustainability


Mark Fischler, Criminal Justice, Dean of First Year Experience, October 2015

“Defining Interdisciplinarity in Early Childhood Studies”

Meagan K. Shedd, Early Childhood Studies


Roy Stever, College of Business Administration

“Thoughts from an Interdisciplinary Starting Gate”

Robin DeRosa, English Department

Research and Engagment: Service Learning Partnership 

The Office of Research and Engagement supports pure research, engaged scholarship, creative works, applied research, and service learning at PSU. The office supports scholarly activities in all aspects of the university’s mission, including regional engagement and international/globally- relevant scholarship. The office supports various scholarly activities, including collaborative research, solitary inquiry, and student-engaged research.

Classroom Technology Services

Classroom Technology Services strives for continuing integration of technology into the traditional classroom environment through user-friendly, cost-effective, and appropriate multimedia technology. This includes supporting (troubleshooting and offering instruction on) that technology as it enhances the educational vision of Plymouth State University.

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (ITS) is committed to serving the university’s information technology needs. We recognize that 24/7 access to technology services is a need in today’s global society.
ITS provides web development, system maintenance, and support for centralized administrative applications, technology infrastructure, and client computing, as well as support and advice for a wide variety of other information technology needs. ITS consists of the following five main areas: business services, client services, infrastructure services, management information systems, and technology services.

Curriculum Support & Planning Guides

Curriculum planning guides are organized by academic catalog year and department and provide faculty and students with detailed assistance in planning for degrees and majors.

Course Syllabus Checklist

The Course Syllabus Checklist was developed by the Curriculum Committee to proved a guiding document and outline that supports faculty as they develop course syllabi.

Graduate Assistant Support

Graduate assistants are an important part of Plymouth State’s collaborative learning community. They work alongside faculty, staff, and students to help achieve the University’s goals, while gaining valuable experience as assistants, researchers, and teachers.

NSSE – National Survey of Student Engagement

Results feature findings on new Engagement Indicators, topics of special interest to institutions including academic advising and technology, the online student experience, and an exploration of the relationship between higher-order learning and other indicators of academic challenge. The full report and press release are available for download.

Academic Programs Policies and Forms

The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs provides the following documents to support the University’s strategic objectives, working towards student and faculty success in learning and creativity, and setting the academic vision and intellectual tone for the campus.

General Education

The General Education program is meant to ensure that students develop the skills necessary for academic success and lifelong learning, an appreciation of the various ways scholars consider and understand human experience, and an appreciation of the process by which different approaches to scholarship can be brought to bear on the same problem. Courses taken to ensure breadth of knowledge emphasize the relevance and application of methods of inquiry and content to students’ lives.Faculty DocumentsCETL is a support service for every aspect of the role of faculty at Plymouth State University. Below you will find documents supporting the Center’s commitment to providing professional development and support as employees of the USNH.
Links to the following resources can be found on the:
VPAA Information for Faculty page

  • Accepted Curriculum Vitae Format
  • Annual Faculty Workplan
  • Faculty Development Request
  • Leave of Absence/Sabbatical Request
  • Promotion and Tenure CandidatesTenure Clock Extension Policy and FormFaculty Handbook
    • Current P & T Guidelines
    • Personnel Action Folder for P & T
    • Departmental Promotion & Tenure Guidelines
  • Faculty Bylaws
  • Graduate Faculty Bylaws

Intellectual Property Policy Governing Online Course Materials

The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs offers support for faculty members governing the use of course material.

Curriculum Handbook

The purpose of this Guide is to assist in the development, review and refinement of the various programs offered by Plymouth State University. It provides Faculty members, Department Chairs and Curriculum Committee members with guidelines for designing degree programs, majors, minors and courses. It also provides a description of the review processes and procedures followed to obtain approval for their proposals. Careful application of these definitions, processes and procedures can enhance the overall effort of the University to bring coherence to its curriculum.

Directory of Higher Education Resources

The Office of Institutional Resource has complied a catalog of useful resources for members of higher education that cover a wide variety of interests and topics.