Call for Usable, Practical Teaching Resources

deadline for submissions: 
October 31, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
During Office Hours

Who We Are:

At During Office Hours, we’re a group of like-minded teachers in higher education who want to create an easy to use, open access, nonprofit source for teaching resources.

Our Goals:

We want to be able to collect, share, and archive all the ideas, information, best practices, and advice that you’ve accumulated during your teaching careers. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a new teacher, a tenured professor or an adjunct or a TA, we hope that everyone can contribute to and benefit from this site.

The easiest way to describe what we’re looking for is to think about what we do during office hours: prepare, plan, reflect, and problem solve (to name a few). In short, we want what you already have: your tried and tested methods, tips, techniques, handouts, assignments, advice, and ideas.


What do we want? Your tried and tested methods, tips, techniques, handouts, and assignments as well as any new steps you’ve taken recently and their unintended consequences. 

The content on During Office Hours is divided into several categories that include:

  • Activities
  • Advice
  • Assignments
  • Handouts
  • Lesson Plans & Syllabi

We’re open to all forms and interpretations of these categories, but we prefer if they somehow provide an answer to these five basic questions: what, when, where, why, how, and who. In other words, we’d like to make sure that the purpose, audience, and application of each contribution is clear to our readers.

While we encourage all contributors to browse our site before submitting, we don’t want you to try too hard to mimic what you already see here. We want to hear your individual voice as much as see the ‘teaching you’ in the resources you share with us.

If you’d like to contribute but haven’t settled on an idea, please view our Ideas page at

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more guidelines, view our Submissions page at