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Active Learning Approaches

  • Active Learning: Creating Excitement in the Classroom
    Bonwell, Charles C. & Eison, James A.
  • Active Learning: 101 Strategies to Teach Any Subject
    Silberman, Mel
  • Civic Engagement at the Center
    Hoy, Ariane & Meisel, Wayne
  • Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty
    Barkley, Elizabeth F.; Cross, K. Patricia & Major, Claire Howell
  • Cultivating the Learner-Centered Classroom: From Theory to Practice
    Tollefson, Kaia A. & Osborn, Monica K.
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  • Discussion as a Way of Teaching 
    Brookfield, Stephen D. & Preskill, Stephen
  • 40 Inquiry Exercises for the College Biology Lab
    Johnson, A. Daniel
  • The Future of Service Learning
    Strait, Jean R.; Lima, Marybeth & Furcho, Andrew
  • Inquiry-Guided Learning, New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No.129
    Lee, Virginia S.
  • Interdisciplinary Courses and Team Teaching: New Arrangements for Learning
    Davis, James R.
  • Lecture-Free Teaching: A Learning Partnership Between Science Education & Students
    Wood, Bonnie S.
  • Peer Instruction: A User's Manual
    Mazur, Eric
  • The Power of Problem-Based Learning
    Duch, Barbara J.; Groh, Susan E. & Allen, Deborah E.
  • Promoting Active Learning: Strategies for the College Classroom
    Meyers, Chet & Jones, Thomas B.
  • Start With a Story: The Case Study Method of Teaching College Science
    Herreid, Clyde Freeman
  • Student-Active Science
    McNeal, Ann & D'Avanzo, Charlene
  • Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty
    Barkley, Elizabeth F.
  • Teaching and Learning Through Inquiry: A Guidebook for Institutions and Instructors
    Lee, Virginia S.
  • Using Simulations to Promote Learning in Higher Education
    Hertel, John Paul & Mills, Barbara
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  • Alternative Strategies for Evaluating Student Learning. New Directions for Teaching & Learning, No. 100
    Achacosa, Michelle V. & Svinicki, Marilla D.
  • The Art and Science of Assessing General Education Outcomes: A Practical Guide
    Leskes, Andrea & Wright, Barbara
  • Assessing for Learning: Building a Sustainable Commitment Across the Institution
    Maki, Peggy
  • Assessing Outcomes and Improving Achievement: Tips and Tools for Using Rubrics
    Rhodes, Terrel L.
  • Assessing Students in Groups: Promoting Group Responsibility and Individual Accountability
    Johnson, David W. & Johnson, Roger T.
  • Assessment in Cycles of Improvement: Faculty Designs for Essential Learning Outcomes
    Miller, Ross
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers
    Angelo, Thomas A. & Cross, K. Patricia
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Practical Guide for Educators
    Mertler, Craig A.
  • College Science Teachers Guide to Assessment
    Lord, Thomas R.; French, Donald P. & Crow, Linda W.
  • Developing Outcome-Based Assessment for Learner-Centered Education: A Faculty Introduction
    Driscoll, Amy & Wood, Swarup
  • Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College
    Walvoord, Barbara E. & Virginia Johnson Anderson
  • Electronic Portfolios 2.0: Emergent Research on Implementation and Impact
    Cambridge, Darren; Cambridge, Barbara & Yancey, Kathleen Blake
  • Electronic Portfolios and Student Success: Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Learning
    Chen, Helen L. & Light, Tracy Penny
  • Evaluating a Course: Practical Strategies for Teachers, Lecturers, & Trainers
    Forsyth, Ian; Jolliffe, Alan & Stevens, David
  • How Am I Teaching? - Forms and Activities for Acquiring Instructional Input
    Weimer, Maryellen; Parrett, Joan L. & Kerns, Mary-Margaret
  • Interpreting Assessment Data: Statistical Techniques You Can Use
    Christmann, Edwin P. & Badgett, John L.
  • Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning
    Stevens, Dannelle D. & Levi, Antonia J.
  • Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses: Shifting the Focus from Teaching to Learning
    Huba, Mary E. & Freed, Jann E.
  • Portfolio Development and the Assessment of Prior Learning
    Michelson, Elana & Mandell,Alan
  • Rising to the Challenge: Meaningful Assessment of Student Learning
    Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Techniques for Evaluating and Improving Instruction. New Directions for Teaching and Learning No. 31
    Aleamoni, Lawrence M.
  • Techniques for Interpreting Student Evaluations. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No. 87
    Lewis, K. G.
  • Thirteen Strategies to Measure College Teaching
    Berk, Ronald A. & Theall, Michael
  • Understanding Educational Measurement
    McDaniel, Ernest
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Course Design

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  • Blueprint for Learning: Constructing College Courses to Facilitate, Assess and Document Learning
    Richlin, Laurie & Ronkowski, Shirley
  • Handbook of College Science Teaching
    Mintzes, Joel
  • How to Design and Teach a Hybrid Course
    Caulfield, Jay & Aycock, Alan
  • Idea-Based Learning:A Course Design Process to Promote Conceptual Understanding
    Hansen, Edmund
  • Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice
    Weimer, Maryellen
  • Meaningful Course Revision: Enhancing Academic Engagement Using Student Learning Data
    Wehlburg, Catherine
  • Planning a Course: Practical Strategies for Teachers, Lecturers & Trainers (The Complete Guide to Teaching a Course) 2nd Edition
    Forsyth, Ian; Jolliffe, Alan & Stevens, David
  • Preparing a Course: Practical Strategies for Teachers, Lecturers & Trainers (The Complete Guide to Teaching a Course) 2nd Edition *
    Forsyth, Ian; Jolliffe, Alan & Stevens, David
  • Universal Design in Higher Education
    Burgstahler, Sheryl E. & Coy, Rebecca C.
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Critical Thinking

  • The Complete Problem Solver
    Hayes, John R.
  • The Courage to Create
    May, Rollo
  • Creating Signification Learning Experiences
    Fink, L. Dee
  • Creative Problem Solving: Thinking Skills for a Changing World
    Lumsdaine, Edward & Lumsdaine, Monica
  • Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking and Active Learning in the Classroom
    Bean, John C.
  • Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum
    Nosich, Gerald M.
  • The Minature Guide to Critical Thinking - Concepts and Tools
    Paul, Richard & Elder, Linda
  • Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom
    Hooks, Bell
  • Understanding by Design
    Wiggins, Grant & McTighe, Jay
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  • Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses
    Arum, Richard & Roksa, Josipa
  • Adults as Learners
    Cross, K. Patricia
  • The Art of Changing the Brain
    Zull, James E.
  • Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
    Medina, John
  • College Teaching and the Development of Reasoning
    Fuller, Robert G.; Campbell, Thomas C. & Dykstra, Jr. Dewey I.
  • Coping with College: A Guide for Academic Success
    Hamachek, Alice L.
  • Dyslexia, the Self and Higher Education
    Pollak, David
  • Embracing the Wide Sky: A Tour Across the Horizons of the Mind
    Tammet, Daniel
  • From Brain to Mind
    Zull, James E.
  • The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal
    Palmer, Parker J; Zajonc, Arthur; Nepo, Mark & Scribner, Megan
  • How Minority Students Experience College
    Watson, Lemuel; Terrell, Melvin Cleveland; Wright, Doris J. & Bonner II, Fred A.
  • How People Learn
    National Research Council
  • Inspiring Students: Case Studies in Motivating the Learner
    Fallows, Stephen & Ahmet, Kemal
  • iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind
    Small, Gary & Vorgan, Gigi
  • Iconoclast
    Berns, Gregory
  • Inquiry-Guided Learning, New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No.129
    Lee, Virginia S.
  • Knowing Knowledge
    Siemens, George
  • Making Their Own Way
    Magdola, Marcia B. Baxter
  • Most College Students are Women
    Allen, Jeanie K.; Bracken, Susan J.; Dean, Diane R. & Sadker, David
  • My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student
    Nathan, Rebekah
  • The New Digital Shoreline
    McHaney, Roger & Daniel, Sir John
  • Navigating Your Future: An Interactive Journey to Personal and Academic Success
    Colbert, Bruce J.
  • Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work & Learn
    Davidson, Cathy N.
  • Non-Western Educational Traditions: Indigenous Approaches to Educational Thought and Practice
    Regan, Timothy
  • The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
    Carr, Nicholas
  • Teaching Inclusively: Resources for Course, Department, and Institutional Change in Higher Education
    Ouellet, Mathew L.
  • Thinking About Teaching and Learning
    Leamnson, Robert N.
  • Thinking Fast and Slow
    Kahneman, Daniel
  • Understanding the Working College Student
    Perna, Laura W. & Dubois, Glenn
  • What Matters in College
    Astin, Alexander W.
  • Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength
    Baumeister, Roy F. & Tierney, John
  • A Whole New Mind: Moving From the Information Age to the Conceptual Age
    Pink, Daniel H.
  • Why Don't Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What it Means for the Classroom
    Willingham, Daniel T.
  • Your College Experience: Strategies for Success
    Gardner, John N.; Jewler, A. Jerome & Barefoot, Betsy O.
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  • Advice for New Faculty Members
    Boice, Robert
  • Career Strategies for Women in Academe: Arming Athena
    Collins, Lynn H.; Chrisler, Joan C.; & Quina, Kathryn
  • The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for Scholars From Graduate School Through Tenure
    Goldsmith, John A.; Komlos, John & Gold, Penny Schine
  • Common Sense Mentoring
    Ambrose, Larry
  • The Department Chair's Role in Developing New Faculty into Teachers and Scholars
    Bensimon, Estella Mara; Ward, Kelly & Sanders, Karla
  • Getting Tenure (Survival Skills for Scholars)
    Whicker, Marcia Lynn; Kronenfeld, Jennie Jacobs & Strickland, Ruth Ann
  • Giving and Getting Career Advice: A Guide for Junior and Senior Faculty (PDF)
    Smock, Pamela J. & Stephenson, Robin
  • Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons From the First Year
    Lang, James
  • Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman's Guide to Surviving in the Academic World
    Caplan, Paula J.
  • The Mentee's Guide
    The Mentoring Group
  • The Mentor's Guide
    The Mentoring Group
  • The Mentoring Pocketbook
    Alred, Geof & Smith, Richard
  • Preparing for Promotion, Tenure, and Annual Review: A Faculty Guide
    Diamond, Robert M.
  • Promotion and Tenure Confidential
    Perlmutter, David D.
  • Strategies for Getting the Mentoring You Need
    The Mentoring Group
  • Success and Survival Strategies for Women Faculty Members (PDF)
    Sandler, Bernice Resnick
  • Teaching Your First College Class
    Lieberg, Carolyn
  • Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks
    Belcher, Wendy Laura
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Online Teaching

  • Applied E-Learning and E-Teaching in Higher Education
    Donnelly, Roisin & McSweeney, Fiona
  • Building a Successful Online Course
    Heise, Karen & Haley, Ken
  • Effective Online Teaching: Foundations and Strategies for Student Success
    Tina Stavredes
  • Essential Elements: Prepare, Design, and Teach Your Online Course
    Elbaum, Bonnie; McIntyre, Cynthia & Smith. Alese
  • Learning Networks: A Field Guide to Teaching and Learning Online
    Harasim, Linda Marie; Hiltz, Starr Roxanne & Teles, Lucio
  • Teaching Literature & Language Online
    Lancashire, Ian
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  • Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher
    Brookfield, Stephen D.
  • Campus Progress
    Cambridge, Barbara
  • The Courage to Teach
    Palmer, Parker
  • Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education
    Nussbaum, Martha
  • Good Start: A Guide for New Faculty in Liberal Arts Colleges
    Gibson, Gerald
  • High Impact Educational Practices
    Kuh, George D.
  • Inspiring Teaching
    Roth, John
  • The Knowledge Factory: Dismantling the Corporate University and Creating the True Higher Learning
    Anronowitz, Stanley
  • Learning from Change
    DeZure, Deborah
  • The Learning Paradigm College
    Tagg, John
  • Peer Review of Teaching: A Sourcebook
    Van Note Chism, Nancy
  • Rethinking Teaching in Higher Education
    Saroyan, A. & Amundsen, C.
  • The Sustainability Curriculum
    Blewitt, J. & Cullingford, C.
  • Teaching at the People's University
    Henderson, Bruce
  • To Improve the Academy
    Lieberman, D. & Wehlburg, C.
  • What the Best College Teachers Do
    Bain, Ken
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Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

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  • Action Learning and Action Research: Improving the Quality of Teaching & Learning
    Kember, David
  • Balancing Acts: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Academic Careers
    Huber, Mary Taylor
  • Campus Progress: Supporting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    Cambridge, Barbara
  • A Cross Section of Educational Research: Journal Articles for Discussion and Evaluation
    Lyne, Lawrence S.
  • Disciplinary Styles in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Exploring Common Ground
    Huber, Mary Taylor & Morreale, Sherwyn P.
  • Engaging Student Voices in the Study of Teaching and Learning
    Werder, Carmen; Otis, Megan M.; Hutchings, Pat & Huber, Mary Taylor
  • Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning
    Weimer, Maryellen
  • Exploring Signature Pedagogies Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind
    Gurung, Regan A. R.; Chick, Nancy L.; Haynie, Aeron & Ciccone, Anthony A.
  • Landmark Issues in Teaching and Learning: A Look Back. New Directions in Teaching and Learning, No. 123
    Svinicki, Marilla & Wehlburg, Catherine M.
  • Lesson Study: Using Classroom Inquiry to Improve Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
    Cerbin, Bill & Hutchings, Pat
  • Opening Lines: Approaches to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    Hutchings, Pat
  • Optimizing Teaching and Learning: Practicing Pedagogical Research
    Gurung, Regan A. R. & Schwartz, Beth M.
  • The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Reconsidered: Institutional Integration & Impact
    Hutchings, Pat; Huber, Mary Taylor & Ciccone, Anthony
  • Teaching on Solid Ground: Using Scholarships to Improve Practice
    Menges, R. & Weiner, M.
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Teaching Strategies

  • Basic Interviewing Skills: A Workbook for Practitioners
    Chang, Valerie Nash & Scott, Sheryn T.
  • Beyond Bullet Points
    Atkinson, Cliff
  • Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement
    Marzano, Robert J. & Pollock, Jane E.
  • Delivering a Course: Practical Strategies for Teachers, Lecturers and Trainers
    Forsyth, Ian; Jolliffe, Alan & Stevens, David
  • Evaluating a Course: Practical Strategies for Teachers, Lecturers, & Trainers
    Forsyth, Ian; Jolliffe, Alan; Stevens, David
  • Evidence-Based Teaching, New Directions for Teaching & Learning
    Buskist, William & Groccia, James E.
  • First Order Principles for College Teachers
    Boice, Robert
  • Humor as an Instructional Defibrillator: Evidence-Based Techniques in Teaching and Assessment
    Berk, Ronald A.
  • Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice
    Weimer, Maryellen
  • Mastering the Techniques of Teaching
    Lowman, Joseph
  • The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity
    Frodeman, Robert; Thompson Klein, Julie & Mitcham, Carl
  • A Portrait of the Student as Young Wolf: Motivating Undergraduates
    Lewes, Darby & Stiklus, Bobby
  • The Power of Questions: A Guide to Teacher & Student Research
    Falk, Beverly & Blumenreich, Megan
  • Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design & Delivery
    Reynolds, Garr
  • Strategies for Energizing Large Classes: From Small Groups to Learning Communities. New Directions for Teaching and Learning
    McGregor, Jean; Cooper, James L.; Smith, Karl A. & Robinson, Pamela
  • Successful Beginnings for College Teaching
    McGlynn, Angela Provitera
  • Teach Like a Champion
    Lemov, Doug & Atkins, Norman
  • Teaching With Classroom Response Systems; Creating an Active Learning Environment
    Bruff, Derek
  • Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors
    Nilson, Linda Burzotta
  • Teaching Large Classes: Tools and Strategies (Survival Skills for Scholars)
    Carbone, Elise Lynn
  • Teaching Tips: Innovations in Undergraduate Science Instruction
    Druger, Marvin; Siebert, Eleanor D.; & Crow, Linda W
  • Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers
    McKeachie, Wilbert J. & Svinicki, Marilla
  • Teaching Today's College Students
    McGlynn, Angela Provitera
  • Teaching Unprepared Students
    Gabriel, Kathleen
  • Teaching Within the Rhythms of the Semester
    Duffy, Donna Killian & Jones, Janet Wright
  • Teaching Your First College Class
    Lieberg, Carolyn
  • They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing
    Graff, Gerald & Birkenstein, Cathy
  • Tools for Teaching
    Davis, Barbara Gross
  • What's the Use of Lectures?
    Bligh, Donald
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