Spotlight on Teaching Innovations

Princeton faculty make both subtle and substantial innovations to their teaching. Faculty may choose to teach an area of study from a new perspective or lens or design an assignment that asks students to exercise creativity as well as analytic rigor. They may choose to gather feedback from students through new mechanisms or to put the process of discovery more firmly in their students’ hands.

We spotlight our professors’ teaching innovations in the following four short video interviews.

Laura Kalin - Linguistics 

Laura Kalin (Linguistics) describes how she revised a Linguistics course to put the intellectual discovery in her students’ hands

Joshua Guild, History and African American Studies

Joshua Guild (History and African American Studies) describes a new, non-standard assignment type he introduced into an African American history course

Brian Herrera, Lewis Center for the Arts

Brian Herrera (Lewis Center for the Arts) presents an innovative approach to designing a syllabus

Maria Garlock, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Maria Garlock (Civil and Environmental Engineering) reflects on how teaching an online course changed her approach to lecturing