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As one of Penn State's flagship centers for teaching and learning, we collaborate with colleges and departments across the University to create and reinforce resources that support equitable, inclusive, and high-quality teaching and learning  experiences. 

Here are some of the essentials we've created, co-designed, or believe are priority resources at the University.

Dutton-Created Resources

Flexible Instruction Teaching Guide

A self-paced guide to support all modes of teaching, from face-to-face to fully online.

Teaching and Learning Showcase

A collection of research-based practices and examples of effective teaching and learning to encourage the development of inspired educational materials and experiences. 

Best Practices and Expectations for Online Learning

The College’s guidelines outlining the minimum level of interaction and management needed between students and instructors to maintain a quality online learning environment.

Managing your Online Course

A checklist to guide you from pre-semester preparations to end-of-class action steps.

Working with a Learning Designer

Information about partnering with a learning designer to design, develop, and manage online courses, certificates, and programs.

Faculty Peer Review Tools:

Guides and tools for participating in a peer review of your teaching, whether you teach online, in person, or in a hybrid setting.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Resources to help create inclusive learning environments.

Dutton-Supported Resources


The Repository for Open and Affordable Materials is a collection of high-quality educational materials created by Penn State faculty (including many EMS instructors!). All materials on this site are free and open for all to use and/or adapt.

Web Learning @ Penn State

Web Learning is the official web presence of the Penn State Learning Community, containing numerous tools, templates, and informational resources that support online teaching and learning

Additional Teaching and Learning Support at Penn State

IT Accessibility Group

A centrally supported unit focused on the design of experiences that address all forms of learner needs.

Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT)

A centrally supported unit with a strong emphasis on assisting resident instruction. This unit can help you implement new technologies in your classroom.

Schreyer Institute Grants

Available via a centrally supported unit focused on the design of experiences that address all forms of learner needs.

Fletcher L. Byrom Earth and Mineral Sciences Library

Our very own library dedicated to supporting the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

AI, Pedagogy, and Academic Integrity

A collection of academic integrity and teaching resources developed by Penn State’s AI and Academic Integrity Working Group.

Support for Students

Student Disability Resources

The University’s resources for providing accommodations to students who need them. This website can provide an understanding of how to address accommodation requests.

Red Folder

Students have more pressure and stress in their lives than ever before. The Red Folder website offers strategies for getting students the support they need.

Learn More about Working with the Dutton Institute

Partner with us to make the most of the University resources available to you.