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20 Minute Mentor Videos

Florida Gulf Coast University has a 20 Minute Mentor Commons Subscription

As a member of our campus community this online resource from Magna Publications is available at no cost to you. Since 1972 Magna has been a leading provider of higher education professional development resources. Sign up today and help energize your higher education career.

Activating your 20 Minute Mentor Commons subscription

1. Go to

2. If you have a current account on the Magna Publications website, login using your email address and password. If you do not have a current account with Magna Publications, fill   in all the fields under New Subscribers and click Create Account. A verification email will be sent to the email address used to register. Click the link in the email to validate your account (This must be done within 48 hours or your account will not be created). Once your account has been validated, you will be directed to your account page. Login using your email address and password

3. In the box, enter your group’s Authorization Code (email for details) and click Activate

Please note: entering the Authorization Code is done only once.


Access your 20 Minute Mentor Commons account

1.       Go to

2.      Log in using your email address & password

3.      This will bring you right to the 20 Minute Mentor Commons page


Please do not share the Authorization Code with anyone outside our campus community.


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Faculty Development Organizations


Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) A national association committed to making the aims of liberal learning a vigorous and constant influence on institutional purpose and educational practice in higher education.

American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) A national organization dedicated to improving the quality of higher education. This site includes information about AAHE's Technology Projects, Teaching Initiative, Assessment Forum, and Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards. You can also find information about their upcoming conferences and membership.

Educause The association for managing and using information resources in higher education. Information on their annual conference, professional development workshops, job posting service, and issues related to managing and using information resources.

Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) OPID serves as a statewide faculty development resource for University of Wisconsin System institutions. Established in 1977 as the Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Council, it was first led by a council of campus representatives who focused primarily on teaching improvement. Over the past few years OPID has expanded its emphases to meet the broader professional needs of faculty and academic staff with programming on topics such as student learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning, career stages, and faculty roles and rewards. OPID's Council remains essential to its operation, both as an advisory board and as a liaison between System and its campuses.

POD Network The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) fosters human development in higher education through faculty, instructional, and organizational development by: providing support and services for its members through publications, conferences, consulting, and networking; offering services and resources to others interested in faculty development; and fulfilling an advocacy role, nationally, seeking to inform and persuade educational leaders of the value of faculty, instructional, and organizational development in institutions of higher education.

The US Department of Education Education headlines, government links, funding opportunities, and more

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Journals Focused on Online Pedagogy
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Open Educational Resources


OER Commons A network for teaching and learning materials providing a single point of access through which educators and learners can search across collections to access over 24,000 items.


Wikimedia Commons A database of 10,292,996 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.


Search by Creative Commons Convenient access to a variety of resources offering openly licensed materials.


Khan Academy Over 2,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history.


Wiki Educator A website that provides free eLearning content that anyone can edit and use.


Library Of Congress Teacher ModulesThe Library of Congress  offers its ‘Teacher Modules’ for free online


MIT OpenCourseware A free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.


OpenCourseWare Consortium A free and open digital publication of high quality university?level educational materials organized as courses.


Merlot A free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy.


OER Handbook for Educators – Find A chapter in the book, OER Handbook for Educators, with links to a variety of OER sites and repositories.


Free to Learn An Open Educational Resources Policy Development Guidebook for Community College Governance Officials.


Ted Talks Technology, Education, Design ideas worth spreading.


Open Washington Open Educational Resource for Washington State Colleges and Universities 

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The FGCU Library offers faculty assistance with research in the classroom. The guide for Faculty Scholarship and Teaching Tools can be found here:

Kennesaw State offers a comprehensive directory of education journals in the scholarship of teaching and learning for undergraduate and graduate teachers. They also offer a directory of upcoming conferences for higher education across the globe!

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CMU provides some excellent resources for assessing teaching and learning.