Submission Guidelines

Writers for the We Learn Together Blog contribute informative and entertaining fact or evidence-based teaching and learning content.  Our blog writers believe in the Office of Teaching and Learning’s mission to create and share best practices.

There are a lot of potential topics individuals can write about. We have identified several topics we seek writers for but welcome ideas or pitches from instructors, graduate assistants, teaching assistants, staff, and/or students.  If you wish to submit an idea for a blog post prior to writing the post, please send us the topic and a brief description of what the post would contain.

Current themes we plan to cover include:

  1. What is? A series of posts highlighting teaching methods or practices with examples of how the teaching method is being used in NDSU classrooms. Individuals who write for this series will receive a short biography promoting their expertise and experience in teaching at the university level. View sample list of topics.
  2. Perspectives – A series of posts that show teaching and learning from the perspective of a variety of people on campus. This theme works well for various service departments on campus to provide insight to issues faced by students and faculty they assist every day. This series may highlight individuals representing groups with specific challenges and give tips for instructors who might work with them.

Blog Templates: 
To assist individuals who want to write for the blog, we offer a template to provide structure for your writing.

Template – What is? series
Template – Perspectives series
Template – General post

Our Thanks: 
Writers will receive a $5 gift card to any of NDSU’s coffee shops for each published post. Posts may be co-authored if there is more than one individual with an interest in writing about a specific topic or teaching method.

All submitted posts are edited by a variety of Office of Teaching and Learning staff. For questions related to writing for this blog, contact Connie Jadrny, marketing and public relations coordinator,  at 701-231-9738.