Collaborative Faculty Teaching Models

Are you interested in teaching-related collaborations with other faculty? Whether exploring team teaching, coordinated assignments, guest lectures, or anything in between, the resources below provide a range of models, examples, and best practices for you to consider. 


Team/Collaborative Teaching is a resource site from the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching that provides an overview of several models of collaborative teaching as well as guiding questions and additional resources.


McDaniel, E.A. & Colarulli, G.C. (1997) Collaborative teaching in the face of productivity concerns: The dispersed team model. Innovative Higher Education, 22, 19.

Cowan, M., B. C. Ewell and P. McConnell (2010) Creating conversations: An experiment in interdisciplinary team teaching. College Teaching, 43(4), 127-131.

Baldwin, R. G. and D. A. Chang. (2007) Collaborating to learn, learning to collaborate. AAC&U Peer Review, 9(4). Retrieved from:

McCoy, S. K. and S. K. Gardner (2012) Interdisciplinary collaboration on campus: Five questions, Change, November/December 2012, 44-49.

Pukkila, P., DeCosmo, J., Swick, D. C., & Arnold, M. S. (2007). How to engage in collaborative curriculum design to foster undergraduate inquiry and research in all disciplines. Developing and sustaining a research-supportive curriculum: A compendium of successful practices, 341-357. Retrieved from:


Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen, 2014

Faculty groups: From Frustration to Collaboration by Susan Wheelan, 2005

Organizing Higher Education for Collaboration: A Guide for Campus Leaders by Adrianna Kezar and Jaime Lester, 2009

Breaking out of the Box: Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Faculty Work by Marilyn Amey and Daniel Brown, 2006

Investigating Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Theory and Practice Across Disciplines, by Helga Nowotny et al, 2016

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