Resources + Research

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How do I identify my own teaching philosophy?


How do I find a collegiate teaching position?

College Art Association
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Academic Keys
Chronicle of Higher Education Careers
American Association of Museums

International Academic Job Postings:


Where can I view a cross-section of information from collegiate teaching and learning centers?

See a country and state list at the end of this page.

Collegiate Teaching & Learning Worldwide Directory


What resources are there to incorporate diversity in the classroom?

Inclusive Classrooms

Rhode Island School of Design

RISD Intercultural Student Engagement

The Office of Intercultural Student Engagement promotes cultural awareness, dialogue, and interaction while serving as a hands-on resource for specific RISD communities. Primary target communities include students of color; international students; students identifying within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ) spectrum; religious and/or spiritual students; and those dedicated to inclusive community.

The office provides leadership in the areas of student success, retention programs, campus education, and immigration compliance. The office works closely with RISD’s faculty, staff, and administrators. As a resource, it advises students on social, cultural, and personal matters, financial aid issues, and academic procedures. It assists in student and leadership development through supporting and advising student cultural groups.

The Office of Intercultural Student Engagement assists the RISD community-at-large in shaping a culturally inclusive and supportive environment that enables all its members the opportunity to fully contribute to and benefit from the total RISD experience. The Office coordinates enriching social and academic opportunities for cultural awareness, dialogue, and understanding. The office services the needs of the total RISD community while providing specific support to RISD’s students of color, marginalized populations, and those interested in multi-cultural work.


How can I utilize technology for or in the classroom?

Rhode Island School of Design Media Resources provides students and departments with audio and visual assistance for projects, installations and meetings and classrooms. office: RISD Auditorium
 (401 454-6129) a course management program.


blended classrooms, flipped classrooms, synchronous learning, and asynchronous learning methodologies.


What are the resources for incorporating health and safety in the classroom?

RISD’s Environmental Health + Safety Department’s mission is to develop and implement programs that will ensure RISD’s compliance with regulations. RISD has set the goal of becoming a world-class leader of EH&S issues in the arts. To become recognized as such, our programs and facilities must become models for environmental stewardship. The administration supports, and all at RISD should embrace, the concept of protecting our environment and ensuring safe working conditions.  Alan Cantara (401-454-6780)


What is the status of PhD programs in art?

Trends in Collegiate Teaching in the UK, Professor Carole Gray, Gray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
The Studio-art Doctorate in America, Art Journal, Summer, 2006 Timothy Emlyn Jones

Life After MFA….The PhD Option?Vency Yun               …the-phd-option/
Artists with PhDs: On the New Doctoral Degree in Studio Art  James Elkins 

A sample PhD program in Studio Art:

Burren College of Art

The aim of this four-year full-time (six-year part-time) research programme is the generation of a contribution to knowledge and understanding in Fine Art by means of inquiry conducted through studio research and, where relevant, other research methods.

During the programme, students receive training in research methods and complete a research project based on a key research question. Students are also expected to:

  • Pursue a defined key research question through studio research
  • Investigate cognate studio research undertaken by others internationally
  • Explore the theoretical and historical dimensions of the inquiry through scholarship
  • Collaborate with others, as appropriate, to extend the range of the inquiry
  • Produce a body of work that embodies new knowledge in answer to the key research question
  • Write a brief summary of the contribution to knowledge and understanding together with a reflective analysis of the theoretical and historical context of the research and a critical review of the process of the research.

Programmes of Enquiry

We welcome proposals for studio based PhDs in the following aspects of studio art:

  • Drawing as a process of enquiry
  • Art and Ecology
  • Creative methods and methodology
  • Digital narrative (in collaboration with the Huston Film School, NUI Galway)
  • Interdisciplinary research that promotes collaboration across academic boundaries (with potentially any department of NUI, Galway)
  • Students may also propose research projects outside these criteria for consideration by the Burren College of Art.

A proposal for a research project should outline a key research question; the field of enquiry and planned research methods; a statement outlining why you want to pursue a PhD; and a current reading list. We welcome informal enquiries in advance of a formal application, and will assist shortlisted applicants to develop their proposals.

In the first year students take courses in research methods and historical and critical studies and participate in the PhD induction programme of the Faculty of Arts at NUI Galway.

Full-time PhD students have their own dedicated studio space at Burren College of Art with 24/7 access and the availability of all BCA faculty as appropriate. Part-time students should have their own studio space and be available for regular contact with their supervisor at BCA.


Supervision is undertaken by committee comprising of your main supervisor and faculty from Burren College of Art, the National a University of Ireland, Galway, and external experts as appropriate.

PhD in Studio Art – Admissions

Applicants should have a Bachelors degree with Honours in Fine Art (First class or 2:1, or a GPA of 3.50 or above), or a masters degree in fine art. Applicants with an MFA degree may apply for a four year programme of research leading to the award of the PhD.

Applicants who do not have an MFA may apply for the MFA with the possibility of progression to PhD, with two options at the end of Year One:

  • Research for three more years leading to the award of the PhD
  • Research for one more year leading to the award of the MFA

For more information about the application process and proposal guidelines, please visit our website at:

Cost & Fees

Tuition Fees:

  • EU Fee €9,500
  • International Fee €17,886

Programme Fee €435 Activity Fee €330
Optional Faculty-led trip to London €690
Optional Faculty-led trip to Berlin €690
Graduation Fee €75


Where can I find worldwide teaching + learning centers? 

International Collegiate Teaching Sites

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Baptist University 
Centre for Educational Development

Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityEducational Development Centre

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Center for Enhanced Learning and Teaching

University of Hong Kong
Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning


Hiroshima University Research Institute for Higher Education

University of TokyoCenter for Research on the Development of Higher Education


Universiti Teknologi MalaysiaCentre for Teaching and Learning

Saudi Arabia

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals 
Deanship of Academic Development


National University of SingaporeCentre for the Development of Teaching and Learning

National University of SingaporeCentre for Instructional Technology


University of AdelaideCentre for Learning and Professional Development – Learning and Teaching Support

Australian National University Center for Educational Development and Academic Methods

University of CanberraAcademic Staff Development

Charles Darwin UniversityTeaching and Learning Quality Group

Charles Sturt University – CELT Division of Learning & Teaching Services

Edith Cowan University
The Centre for Learning and Teaching

Griffith UniversityGriffith Institute for Higher Education

LaTrobe UniversityCurriculum, Teaching, and Learning

Macquarie UniversityLearning and Teaching Centre

Melbourne UniversityCenter for the Study of Higher Education

Monash UniversityOffice of Planning and QualityPerformance Development & Training Branch

Murdoch UniversityTeaching and Learning Centre

University of New EnglandSchool of Education ICT Team Server

University of New South WalesStaff Development UnitLearning & Teaching @ UNSW

University of QueenslandThe Teaching and Educational Development Institute (T.E.D.I.)

Queensland Institute of TechnologyeLearning Services

University of South AustraliaLearning and Teaching Unit

Swinburne University of TechnologyInformation Technology Services University of SydneyInstitute for Teaching and Learning

University of TasmaniaCentre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching

University of Technology, SydneyInstitute for Interactive Media and Learning

University of Western AustraliaCentre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

University of WollongongCentre for Education Development, Innovation and Recognition

New Zealand

University of Auckland
Centre for Academic Development

University of CanterburyAcademic Development Group

Lincoln UniversityTourism Recreation Research & Education Centre

University of OtagoHigher Education Development Centre

Victoria University at WellingtonUniversity Teaching Development Centre


University of HamburgInterdisciplinary Center for Higher Education


Carleton UniversityEducational Development Centre

Dalhousie UniversityCentre for Learning and Teaching

McMaster UniversityCentre for Leadership in LearningFaculty of Health Sciences—Programme for Faculty Development

McGill UniversityTeaching and Learning Services

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and University of TorontoCentre for Teacher Education and Development

Queens University at KingstonCentre for Teaching and Learning

Ryerson UniversityLearning and Teaching Office

Simon Fraser UniversityTeaching & Learning Centre

University of AlbertaLearning SolutionsCentre for Teaching and Learning

University of British ColumbiaThe Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

University of GuelphTeaching Support Services

University of ManitobaUniversity Teaching Services

University of OttawaTeaching and Learning Support Service

University of SaskatchewanGwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness

University of Toronto at ScarboroughCentre for Teaching and Learning

University of VictoriaLearning and Teaching Centre

University of WaterlooCentre for Teaching Excellence

University of WindsorCentre for Teaching and Learning

Wilfrid Laurier UniversityEducational Development

York UniversityCentre for the Support of Teaching

Canada Community Colleges

Lethbridge Community CollegeCentre for Teaching and Learning—Educational Enhancement Team

Mount Royal CollegeInstitute for Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

U.S. Colleges and Universities


Auburn UniversityThe Instructional Multimedia Group

Samford UniversityThe Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship

University of AlabamaCenter for Teaching and Learning


University of Alaska-AnchorageCenter for Advancing Faculty Excellence


Arizona State UniversityUOEEE Teaching & Learning

Northern Arizona UniversityFaculty Development Program

University of ArizonaOffice of Instruction and Assessment


John Brown UniversityFaculty Development Resources

University of Arkansas-Little RockCenter for Applied Studies in Education

University of Arkansas-FayettevilleThe Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center

University of Central ArkansasInstructional Development Center


Azusa Pacific UniversityOffice of Faculty Development

California State University-ChicoTechnology and Learning Program

California State University-HaywardOffice of Faculty Development and Center for Excellence in Teaching

California State University-Long BeachFaculty Center for Professional DevelopmentAcademic Computing Services

California State University-NorthridgeThe Center for Innovative & Engaged Learning Opportunities

California State University-PomonaFaculty Center for Professional DevelopmentCalifornia State University-SacramentoCenter for Teaching and Learning

California State University-San BernardinoTeaching Resource Center

San Francisco State UniversityCenter for Teaching and Faculty Development

Sonoma State UniversityCenter for Teaching and Professional Development

Stanford UniversityCenter for Teaching and Learning

University of California BerkeleyOffice of Educational DevelopmentGraduate Student Instructor (GSI) Teaching and Resource Center

University of California DavisCenter for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

University of California IrvineTeaching, Learning and Technology Center

University of California Los AngelesOffice of Instructional Development

Univeristy of California San DiegoCenter for Teaching Development

University of California Santa BarbaraInstructional DevelopmentTeaching Assistant Development

University of California Santa CruzCenter for Teaching & Learning

University of Southern CaliforniaCenter for Excellence in Teaching




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University of WyomingEllbogen Center for Teaching and Learning

US Community Colleges

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Universidad Católica de ChileCentro de Desarrollo Docente

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