Center for Teaching and Learning


For new professors or lecturers:

Electrical Engineering Department – Instructor Handbook on the EE Dept. Internal Wiki website (on-campus log-in or vpn connection required)

  • This teacher’s handbook is a compilation of best practices as well as departmental and university regulations and resources. Much of the information is UTD-specific. The structure of the document is set up in a semi-chronological format to coincide with each semester’s activities. Items listed in the Table of Contents are hyper-linked to the corresponding section of the document.

Books on Teaching and Communication Skills:

  • How to Deliver a Great TED Talk: Presentation Secrets of the World’s Best Speakers, by Akash Karia,
  • Effective Communication Skills for Scientific and Technical Professionals, by Harry E. Chambers
  • The Essentials of Technical Communication, by Elizabeth Tebeaux
  • Everyone Communicates, Few Connect; What the Most Effective People Do Differently, by John C. Maxwell

Articles Related to Teaching of Technical Material:

  • 6 Expert Tips for Flipping the Classroom, by Jennifer Demski, 1-23-2013 (

  • Three leaders in flipped classroom instruction share their best practices for creating a classroom experience guaranteed to inspire lifelong learning.
  • On-line/Distance Learning Example of Course Development
  • Senior Design/Capstone Courses – Example of Faculty Training & Support

Professional Organizations Related to Engineering & Computer Science Education:

  • ACM advances education through initiatives that address the changing needs of students and professionals in computing and information technologies.
  • CSTA: Computer Science Teachers Association
  • SIGCSE: ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education
  • SIGITE: ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education
  • ACM-W: ACM’s Committee on Women in Computing
  • CRA: Computing Research Association
  • IFIP: International Federation for Information Processing
  • NCWIT: National Center for Women & IT
  • ABETand CSAB Accreditation
  • ICCPCertification
  • Computers and Education, an International Journal
    • Computers & Education aims to increase knowledge and understanding of ways in which digital technology can enhance education, through the publication of high quality research, which extends theory and practice. The Editors welcome research papers on the pedagogical uses of digital technology, where the focus is broad enough to be of interest to a wider education community.
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • IEEE Transactions on Education
      • The IEEE Transactions on Education (ToE) publishes significant and original scholarly contributions to education in electrical and electronics engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and other fields within the scope of interest of IEEE.
    • IEEE Education Society
      • The IEEE Education Society is an international organization that promotes, advances, and disseminates state-of-the-art scientific information and resources related to the Society’s field of interest and provides professional development opportunities for academic and industry professionals.
    • IEEE Faculty Resources:
      • One of the many missions of the IEEE Educational Activities Board University Resources Committee (URC) is to address issues related to faculty curriculum and development.
    • IEEE Multidisciplinary Engineering Education Magazine
      • The Multidisciplinary Engineering Education Magazine (MEEM) is a student publication of the IEEE Education Society Student Activities Committee (EdSocSAC) whose primary objective is to facilitate the publication of students’ papers, and also of educators, whose works can influence the scientific preparation of pre-college students.
    • International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) (open access journal; no fee)
      • The International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) is an independent, peer-reviewed online journal. It serves as an international forum related to engineering education, published at present four times a year. Teachers, educators and researchers as well as schools and institutions are invited to discuss their research, experiences, ideas and perspectives in the field of engineering pedagogy at a worldwide level.
      • Example journal paper: Thinking Like an Engineer: Using Engineering Habits of Mind and Signature Pedagogies to Redesign Engineering Education, by Bill Lucas, Janet Hanson. Partial abstract:
        • In order to attract more young people into engineering and ensure that they are well equipped to meet future professional challenges we need to know how successful engineers think and act when faced with challenging problems. Using a mixed methods approach this study investigated the habits of mind that engineers use most frequently when engaged in the core activity of “making” things or “making things work better”. We identified the six most distinctive learning dispositions, or engineering “habits of mind” [EHoM] that engineers frequently deploy. Our research then explored ways in which the teaching of engineering might be re-designed to cultivate EHoM using “signature pedagogies” and through this, generate deeper understanding of what is involved in becoming and being an engineer.