Advice guide focuses on the first day of class

As Ohio State University faculty gear up for the spring semester, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning recommends James Lang's Advice Guide, "How to Teach a Good First Day Class," published by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Lang is a frequent contributor and professor of English and the director of the D'Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. The four principles outlined in the guide target student curiosity, community, learning and expectations, and the guide also highlights a number of other excellent resources for the first day and beyond.