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147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Groups : Essentials of Web-Based Education

Donald E. Hanna, Simone Conceicao, Michelle Glowacki-Dudka

2000    74 Pages    (Atwood Publishing)

DDC: 371.3344678    LCC: LB1044.87

ISBN 13: 9781891859342    ISBN 10: 189185934X

From experienced distance educators comes this comprehensive collection of strategies for teaching effectively online. Beginning with pre-instruction preparation and progressing through actual online teaching, "147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Groups" will help you feel more comfortable and competent heading into an online course, whether you're a new instructor or an experienced professor. The authors dispel popular myths in online education and anticipate the potential problems you might [...]

From experienced distance educators comes this comprehensive collection of strategies for teaching effectively online. Beginning with pre-instruction preparation and progressing through actual online teaching, "147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Groups" will help you feel more comfortable and competent heading into an online course, whether you're a new instructor or an experienced professor. The authors dispel popular myths in online education and anticipate the potential problems you might face teaching in the online medium. [less]

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147 Practical Tips for Teaching Professors

Robert Magnan

1989    63 Pages    (Atwood Publishing)

DDC: 378.125    LCC: LB2331

ISBN 13: 9781891859014    ISBN 10: 1891859013

Whether you're new to teaching or an experienced veteran, this is a book you'll want to keep handy. From pre-term activities right through final exams, grading, and evaluation, 147 Practical Tips covers all the important phases of the teaching process. Educators use 147 Practical Tips for a quick idea to spice up a class. Teaching and learning centers keep shelf copies as a reference for faculty and teaching assistants. And Chairs and Deans give the book to their faculty during [...]

Whether you're new to teaching or an experienced veteran, this is a book you'll want to keep handy. From pre-term activities right through final exams, grading, and evaluation, 147 Practical Tips covers all the important phases of the teaching process. Educators use 147 Practical Tips for a quick idea to spice up a class. Teaching and learning centers keep shelf copies as a reference for faculty and teaching assistants. And Chairs and Deans give the book to their faculty during orientation. Take advantage of the special pricing to the right so your colleagues can share these teaching tips. [less]

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500 Tips for Further and Continuing Education Lecturers

Anderson David, Brown Sally (, Race Phil

1998    174 Pages    (Routledge)

ISBN 13: 9780749424114    ISBN 10: 0749424117

Following changes in education over the years, lecturers are under increased pressure with heavier workloads and more complex assessment duties. This practical manual seeks to provide ideas on all aspects from coping with heavier workloads to working with support staff, and has a "dip-into" format.

Following changes in education over the years, lecturers are under increased pressure with heavier workloads and more complex assessment duties. This practical manual seeks to provide ideas on all aspects from coping with heavier workloads to working with support staff, and has a "dip-into" format. [less]

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500 Tips for TESOL Teachers

Race Phil, Wharton Sue

1999    152 Pages    (Routledge)

DDC: 428.24071    LCC: PE1128.A2

ISBN 13: 9780749424091    ISBN 10: 0749424095

There has been a growth in the number of teachers involved in teaching English as a foreign or second language. This handbook contains practical suggestions for EFL teachers, and aims to lead to ideas which can be tried out at once. Lists of useful resources and pro-formas are included.

There has been a growth in the number of teachers involved in teaching English as a foreign or second language. This handbook contains practical suggestions for EFL teachers, and aims to lead to ideas which can be tried out at once. Lists of useful resources and pro-formas are included. [less]

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Academic Advising

Mary Stuart Hunter, Betsy McCalla-Wringgins, Eric R. White

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Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk that Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings

Jeff Zwiers, Marie Crawford

2011    234 Pages    (Stenhouse Publishers)

DDC: 370.15    LCC: LB1590.3.Z94

ISBN 13: 9781571108845    ISBN 10: 157110884X

Where would we be without conversation? Throughout history, conversations have allowed us to see different perspectives, build ideas, and solve problems. Conversations, particularly those referred to in this book as academic conversations, push students to think and learn in lasting ways. Academic conversations are back-and-forth dialogues in which students focus on a topic and explore it by building, challenging, and negotiating relevant ideas.Unfortunately, academic conversations are rare in [...]

Where would we be without conversation? Throughout history, conversations have allowed us to see different perspectives, build ideas, and solve problems. Conversations, particularly those referred to in this book as academic conversations, push students to think and learn in lasting ways. Academic conversations are back-and-forth dialogues in which students focus on a topic and explore it by building, challenging, and negotiating relevant ideas.Unfortunately, academic conversations are rare in many classrooms. Talk is often dominated by the teacher and a few students, or it does not advance beyond short responses to the teacher's questions. Even certain teaching approaches and curriculum programs neglect to train students how to maintain a focused, respectful, and thoughtful conversation.To address these challenges, authors Jeff Zwiers and Marie Crawford have identified five core communication skills to help students hold productive academic conversations across content areas. These skills include: elaborating and clarifying, supporting ideas with evidence, building on and/or challenging ideas, paraphrasing, and synthesizing. This book shows teachers how to weave the cultivation of academic conversation skills and conversations into current teaching approaches. More specifically, it describes how to use conversations to build the following: Academic vocabulary and grammar Critical thinking skills such as persuasion, interpretation, consideration of multiple perspectives, evaluation, and application Literacy skills such as questioning, predicting, connecting to prior knowledge, and summarizing Complex and abstract essential understandings in content areas such as adaptation, human nature, bias, conservation of mass, energy, gravity, irony, democracy, greed, and more An academic classroom environment brimming with respect for others' ideas, equity of voice, engagement, and mutual supportThe ideas in this book stem from many hours of classroom practice, research, and video analysis across grade levels and content areas. Readers will find numerous practical activities for working on each conversation skill, crafting conversation-worthy tasks, and using conversations to teach and assess. Academic Conversations offers an in-depth approach to helping students develop into the future parents, teachers, and leaders who will collaborate to build a better world. [less]

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Academic Leadership: A Practical Guide to Chairing the Department (JB - Anker)

Deryl R. Leaming

1998    332 Pages    (Jossey-Bass)

DDC: 378.1    LCC: LB2341

ISBN 13: 9781882982226    ISBN 10: 1882982223

Department chairs perform many valuable functions and occupy a variety of important roles: they are agents of change, entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, fundraisers, mediators, strategic planners, administrative representatives, and consensus builders. For any college or university to be successful, it must have strong department chairs who control the quality of its academic programs and help determine the priorities of individual faculty. Yet, the role of department chair is rarely one for [...]

Department chairs perform many valuable functions and occupy a variety of important roles: they are agents of change, entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, fundraisers, mediators, strategic planners, administrative representatives, and consensus builders. For any college or university to be successful, it must have strong department chairs who control the quality of its academic programs and help determine the priorities of individual faculty. Yet, the role of department chair is rarely one for which faculty members prepare. In Academic Leadership, the author draws on over 20 years of experience as a department chair to assist chairpersons in fulfilling their duties and responsibilities. Each chapter is replete with suggestions on how to effectively manage and improve an academic department, including sections on Providing leadership The seven habits of successful chairpersons Dealing with sexual harassment Recruiting, hiring, and evaluating faculty performance Building and maintaining morale Budgetary matters Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act Developing outcome assessment programs Time-saving tips Surviving the technology revolution Designed to encourage chairpersons to analyze their own departments and develop personal approaches to problem solving, this comprehensive reference offers readers a clear idea of what the role of a chair involves and realistic advice on handling the complexities of that role. [less]

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Achievement Gap in U.S. Education: Canaries in the Mine, The

Mano Singham

2005    200 Pages    (R&L Education)

DDC: 379.26    LCC: LC213.2

ISBN 13: 9781578862177    ISBN 10: 1578862175

There has been very little progress in closing the Black/White achievement gap in education. Here, author Mano Singham takes a look at this problem in the context of larger political realities and contends that in order to understand this gap, we must determine what is happening within the educational system as a whole. The Achievement Gap in U.S. Education examines: Why learning is viewed negatively by students, Why good teaching practices are relatively rare in U.S. schools, Why poor teaching [...]

There has been very little progress in closing the Black/White achievement gap in education. Here, author Mano Singham takes a look at this problem in the context of larger political realities and contends that in order to understand this gap, we must determine what is happening within the educational system as a whole. The Achievement Gap in U.S. Education examines: Why learning is viewed negatively by students, Why good teaching practices are relatively rare in U.S. schools, Why poor teaching practices occur more frequently in minority and poor districts, Why the accountability movement and its emphasis on high-stakes tests will fail to produce improvements. This book identifies: Factors that lead to widespread underachievement, Professional development programs necessary to produce good teaching practices, Negative political and social consequences of the achievement gap, Common myths about its cause such as socio-economic status, social pathologies, and biology, Success stories where the gap has been closed or narrowed dramatically. This book will be of interest to teachers, school administrators, parents, members of minority groups, and anyone else interested in improving education. The suggested solutions to this problem are such that almost all stakeholders in education can support them and will benefit from them. [less]

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Achieving Against The Odds (The New Academy)

Esther Kingston-Mann

2001    252 Pages    (Temple University Press)

DDC: 378.19829    LCC: LC3727

ISBN 13: 9781566398510    ISBN 10: 1566398517

\u0022High school was like a penance imposed for some unknown sin. Everything I ever learned that was important was learned outside of school. So I never thought to associate schools with learning.\u0022 (Amy, UMass Boston student) Today's diverse and financially burdened students enter higher education eager to succeed at institutions originally designed for culturally homogenous and predominantly white middle-class populations. They are expected to learn from faculty trained primarily as [...]

\u0022High school was like a penance imposed for some unknown sin. Everything I ever learned that was important was learned outside of school. So I never thought to associate schools with learning.\u0022 (Amy, UMass Boston student) Today's diverse and financially burdened students enter higher education eager to succeed at institutions originally designed for culturally homogenous and predominantly white middle-class populations. They are expected to learn from faculty trained primarily as researchers. Unsurprisingly, student dropout and faculty burnout rates are high, leading some conservatives to demand that higher education purge itself of \u0022unqualified\u0022 students and teachers. But, as Achieving Against the Odds demonstrates, new and better solutions emerge once we assume that both faculty and students still possess a mutual potential for learning when they meet in the college classroom. This collection -- drawing on the experiences of faculty at the University of Massachusetts-Boston -- documents a complex and challenging process of pedagogical transformation. The contributors come from a wide range of disciplines -- American studies, anthropology, Asian American studies, English, ESL, history, language, political science, psychology, sociology, and theology. Like their students, they bring a variety of backgrounds into the classroom -- as people of color, women, gays, working class people, and \u0022foreigners\u0022 of one sort or another. Together they have engaged in an exciting struggle to devise pedagogies which respond to the needs and life experiences of their students and to draw each of them into a dialogue with the content and methodology of their disciplines. Courageously airing their own mistakes and weaknesses alongside their breakthroughs, they illuminate for the reader a process of teaching transformation by which discipline-trained scholars discover how to promote the learning of diverse students. As one reads their essays, one is struck by how much these faculty have benefited from the insights they have gleaned from colleagues as well as students. Through argument and examples, personal revelation and references as well as students. Through argument and examples, personal revelation and references to authority, they draw the reader into their community. This is a book to inspire and enlighten everyone interested in making higher education more truly democratic, inclusive and intellectually challenging for today's students. [less]

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Acting Locally - Environmental Studies

Harold Ward

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Action Learning and Action Research

David Kember

2000    245 Pages    (Psychology Press)

DDC: 378.17    LCC: LB1027.23

ISBN 13: 9780749431136    ISBN 10: 074943113X

This volume sets out to provide experience-based tools for those needing to assess and improve teaching and learning quality. It presents a detailed framework explaining what action learning and research is with information on how to carry out an action learning project.

This volume sets out to provide experience-based tools for those needing to assess and improve teaching and learning quality. It presents a detailed framework explaining what action learning and research is with information on how to carry out an action learning project. [less]

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Activating a Teaching-Learning Philosophy: A Practical Guide for Educators

Erlene Grise-Owens, J. Jay Miller, Larry W. Owens

2018    130 Pages    (CSWE Press)

DDC: 370.1    LCC: LB14.7

ISBN 13: 9780872931824    ISBN 10: 087293182X

This how-to manual provides a structured framework for developing a comprehensive teaching learning philosophy from articulation through implementation to evaluation and then reactivation. Using professional literature and teaching learning experiences, the authors provide pragmatic steps for using a grounded philosophy to inform, engage, and assess teaching learning. They advocate an integrated teaching learning philosophy to promote ongoing commitment, engaged competency, and meaningful [...]

This how-to manual provides a structured framework for developing a comprehensive teaching learning philosophy from articulation through implementation to evaluation and then reactivation. Using professional literature and teaching learning experiences, the authors provide pragmatic steps for using a grounded philosophy to inform, engage, and assess teaching learning. They advocate an integrated teaching learning philosophy to promote ongoing commitment, engaged competency, and meaningful purpose in practice for educators. The book can be used as an individual tool for professional development or in programs that prepare engaged educators, including doctoral curricula. It can also be used to inform unit and even university-level activation of a joint, shared, philosophical approach to support accountability efforts, such as institutional effectiveness and accreditation. The authors intend this book to serve as the resource they wish they had possessed when they first ventured into the teaching role and, indeed, throughout a career trajectory. [less]

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Advancement of Learning: Building the Teaching Commons, The

Mary Taylor Huber, Pat Hutchings

2005    208 Pages    (Jossey-Bass)

DDC: 378.1    LCC: LB2331.H85

ISBN 13: 9780787981150    ISBN 10: 078798115X

A publication of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, this important resource builds on the work of Carnegie's best-selling books, Scholarship Reconsidered and Scholarship Assessed. The Advancement of Learning explores the premise that the scholarship of teaching and learning holds the key to improving the quality of higher education.The Advancement of Learning answers questions readers are likely to have:What are the defining elements of the scholarship of teaching and [...]

A publication of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, this important resource builds on the work of Carnegie's best-selling books, Scholarship Reconsidered and Scholarship Assessed. The Advancement of Learning explores the premise that the scholarship of teaching and learning holds the key to improving the quality of higher education.The Advancement of Learning answers questions readers are likely to have:What are the defining elements of the scholarship of teaching and learning? What traditions does it build on? What are its distinctive claims and possibilities?What are the implications of the scholarship of teaching and learning for academic culture and careers?How does it shape the student experience? In addition, authors Mary Taylor Huber and Pat Hutchings introduce a new concept that expands on the scholarship of teaching and learning--the teaching commons. As the authors explain, the teaching commons is a conceptual space in which communities of educators committed to inquiry and innovation come together to exchange ideas about teaching and learning and use them to meet the challenges of educating students for personal, professional, and civic life. [less]

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Advice for New Faculty Members

Robert Boice

2000    288 Pages    (Pearson)

DDC: 378.1    LCC: LB1778.2.B63

ISBN 13: 9780205281596    ISBN 10: 0205281591

Advice for New Faculty Members: Nihil Nimus is a unique and essential guide to the start of a successful academic career. As its title suggests (nothing in excess), it advocates moderation in ways of working, based on the single-most reliable difference between new faculty who thrive and those who struggle. By following its practical, easy-to-use rules, novice faculty can learn to teach with the highest levels of student approval, involvement, and comprehension, with only modest preparation [...]

Advice for New Faculty Members: Nihil Nimus is a unique and essential guide to the start of a successful academic career. As its title suggests (nothing in excess), it advocates moderation in ways of working, based on the single-most reliable difference between new faculty who thrive and those who struggle. By following its practical, easy-to-use rules, novice faculty can learn to teach with the highest levels of student approval, involvement, and comprehension, with only modest preparation times and a greater reliance on spontaneity and student participation. Similarly, new faculty can use its rule-based practices to write with ease, increasing productivity, creativity, and publishability through brief, daily sessions of focused and relaxed work. And they can socialize more successfully by learning about often-misunderstood aspects of academic culture, including mentoring. Each rule in Advice for New Faculty Members has been tested on hundreds of new faculty and proven effective over the long run -- even in attaining permanent appointment. It is the first guidebook to move beyond anecdotes and surmises for its directives, based on the author's extensive experience and solid research in the areas of staff and faculty development. For new teachers. [less]

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Air and Light and Time and Space

Helen Sword

2017    280 Pages    (Harvard University Press)

DDC: 808.042    LCC: P301.5.A27 S94

ISBN 13: 9780674737709    ISBN 10: 0674737709

From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed one hundred academics worldwide about their writing background and practices. Relatively few were trained as writers, she found, and yet all have developed strategies to thrive in their publish-or-perish environment. So how do these successful academics write, and where do they find the "air and light and time [...]

From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed one hundred academics worldwide about their writing background and practices. Relatively few were trained as writers, she found, and yet all have developed strategies to thrive in their publish-or-perish environment. So how do these successful academics write, and where do they find the "air and light and time and space," in the words of poet Charles Bukowski, to get their writing done? What are their formative experiences, their daily routines, their habits of mind? How do they summon up the courage to take intellectual risks and the resilience to deal with rejection? Sword identifies four cornerstones that anchor any successful writing practice: Behavioral habits of discipline and persistence; Artisanal habits of craftsmanship and care; Social habits of collegiality and collaboration; and Emotional habits of positivity and pleasure. Building on this "BASE," she illuminates the emotional complexity of the writing process and exposes the lack of writing support typically available to early-career academics. She also lays to rest the myth that academics must produce safe, conventional prose or risk professional failure. The successful writers profiled here tell stories of intellectual passions indulged, disciplinary conventions subverted, and risk-taking rewarded. Grounded in empirical research and focused on sustainable change, Air & Light & Time & Space offers a customizable blueprint for refreshing personal habits and creating a collegial environment where all writers can flourish. [less]

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Art of Explanation: Making your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand, The

Lee LeFever

2012    226 Pages    (Wiley)

DDC: 302.2    LCC: BF637.C45 L45

ISBN 13: 9781118374580    ISBN 10: 1118374584

Your guide to becoming an explanation specialist.You've done the hard work. Your product or service works beautifully - but something is missing.  People just don't see the big idea - and it's keeping you from being successful. Your idea has an explanation problem.The Art of Explanation is for business people, educators and influencers who want to improve their explanation skills and start solving explanation problems.Author Lee LeFever is the founder of Common Craft, a [...]

Your guide to becoming an explanation specialist.You've done the hard work. Your product or service works beautifully - but something is missing.  People just don't see the big idea - and it's keeping you from being successful. Your idea has an explanation problem.The Art of Explanation is for business people, educators and influencers who want to improve their explanation skills and start solving explanation problems.Author Lee LeFever is the founder of Common Craft, a company known around the world for making complex ideas easy to understand through short animated videos. He is your guide to helping audiences fall in love with your ideas, products or services through better explanations in any medium. You will learn to:Plan: Learn explanation basics, what causes them to fail and how to diagnose explanation problems.Package: Using simple elements, create an explanation strategy that builds confidence and motivates your audience. Present: Produce remarkable explanations with visuals and media. The Art of Explanation is your invitation to become an explanation specialist and see why explanation is now a fundamental skill for professionals.  [less]

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Assess Your Own Teaching Quality (Teaching and Learning in Higher Education)

Brown Sally, Race Phil

1995    140 Pages    (Routledge)

DDC: 378.122    LCC: LB2333

ISBN 13: 9780749413705    ISBN 10: 0749413700

Containing over 100 checklist grids of performance indicators on a wide range of teaching elements, this guide allows teachers to assess their own work, uncovering strengths and weaknesses. The text can also be used for formal peer assessment or as a basis for gathering feedback.

Containing over 100 checklist grids of performance indicators on a wide range of teaching elements, this guide allows teachers to assess their own work, uncovering strengths and weaknesses. The text can also be used for formal peer assessment or as a basis for gathering feedback. [less]

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Assessing and Improving Your Teaching: Strategies and Rubrics for Faculty Growth and Student Learning

Phyllis Blumberg

2013    352 Pages    (Jossey-Bass)

DDC: 371.102    LCC: LB1025.3

ISBN 13: 9781118275481    ISBN 10: 1118275489

In order to make appropriate changes to improve your teaching and your students’ learning, first you need to know how you’re teaching now. Figure it out for yourself and invigorate your teaching on your own terms! This practical evidence-based guide promotes excellence in teaching and improved student learning through self-reflection and self-assessment of one’s teaching. Phyllis Blumberg starts by reviewing the current approaches to instructor evaluation and describes their inadequacies. [...]

In order to make appropriate changes to improve your teaching and your students’ learning, first you need to know how you’re teaching now. Figure it out for yourself and invigorate your teaching on your own terms! This practical evidence-based guide promotes excellence in teaching and improved student learning through self-reflection and self-assessment of one’s teaching. Phyllis Blumberg starts by reviewing the current approaches to instructor evaluation and describes their inadequacies. She then presents a new model of assessing teaching that builds upon a broader base of evidence and sources of support. This new model leads to self-assessment rubrics, which are available for download, and the book will guide you in how to use them. The book includes case studies of completed critical reflection rubrics from a variety of disciplines, including the performing and visual arts and the hard sciences, to show how they can be used in different ways and how to explore the richness of the data you’ll uncover. [less]

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Assessing Faculty Work: Enhancing Individual and Institutional Performance

Larry A. Braskamp, John C. Ory

1994    368 Pages    (Jossey-Bass)

DDC: 378.122    LCC: LB2333

ISBN 13: 9781555426354    ISBN 10: 1555426352

A practical resource for fostering and assessing faculty achievement in all aspects of their work: teaching, research, and service. Shows that the assessment process can and must be tied to faculty development, and explains how collegial activity and continuous improvement are key to strong performance.

A practical resource for fostering and assessing faculty achievement in all aspects of their work: teaching, research, and service. Shows that the assessment process can and must be tied to faculty development, and explains how collegial activity and continuous improvement are key to strong performance. [less]

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Assessing Student Learning and Development

T. Dairy Erwin

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Assessment: Case Studies, Experience and Practice (Case Studies of Teaching in Higher Education (Paperback))

2001    192 Pages    (Routledge)

DDC: 378.166    LCC: LB3051

ISBN 13: 9780749436230    ISBN 10: 0749436239

The fourth volume in this series deals with one of the ubiquitous higher and further education subjects. With a practice-based approach, the text avoids being overly academic and instead uses a case study format to detail a wide range of approaches to assessment.

The fourth volume in this series deals with one of the ubiquitous higher and further education subjects. With a practice-based approach, the text avoids being overly academic and instead uses a case study format to detail a wide range of approaches to assessment. [less]

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Assessment in Practice: Putting Principles to Work on College Campuses

Trudy W. Banta and Associates, Jon P. Lund, Karen E. Black, Frances W. Oblander

1995    416 Pages    (Jossey-Bass)

DDC: 378.1664    LCC: LB2366.2

ISBN 13: 9780787901349    ISBN 10: 0787901342

This book's contribution will be a very big one--and not just in size...there is no compAndium of examples like it. As such, it's invaluable. It will be very useful to those who plan and carry out assessment on campuses. ?Thomas A. Angelo, director, AAHE Assessment Forum Brings together in one volume the best current knowledge of what assessment methods work best and how their principles should be incorporated into all effective assessment efforts?whether at institutional, program, or [...]

This book's contribution will be a very big one--and not just in size...there is no compAndium of examples like it. As such, it's invaluable. It will be very useful to those who plan and carry out assessment on campuses. ?Thomas A. Angelo, director, AAHE Assessment Forum Brings together in one volume the best current knowledge of what assessment methods work best and how their principles should be incorporated into all effective assessment efforts?whether at institutional, program, or department levels. Drawing from 165 actual cases?and reporting 86 of them in their entirety?the authors illustrate methods and techniques of assessment covering a wide range of objectives in diverse types of institutions. [less]

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Bandwidth Recovery

Cia Verschelden, Lynn Pasquerella (Foreword by)

2017    170 Pages    (Stylus Publishing, LLC)

DDC: 371.826    LCC: LC4091.V47

ISBN 13: 9781620366059    ISBN 10: 1620366053

Published in association with AAC&U This book argues that the cognitive resources for learning of over half our young people have been diminished by the negative effects of economic insecurity, discrimination and hostility against non-majority groups based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and other aspects of difference. Recognizing that these students are no different than their peers in terms of cognitive capacity, this book offers a set of strategies and [...]

Published in association with AAC&U This book argues that the cognitive resources for learning of over half our young people have been diminished by the negative effects of economic insecurity, discrimination and hostility against non-majority groups based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and other aspects of difference. Recognizing that these students are no different than their peers in terms of cognitive capacity, this book offers a set of strategies and interventions to rebuild the available cognitive resources necessary to succeed in college and reach their full potential. Members of these groups systematically experience conditions in their lives that result in chronic stress and, therefore, decreased physical and mental health and social and economic opportunity. The costs of the many kinds of scarcity in their lives - money, health, respect, safety, affirmation, choices, belonging - is seriously reduced "mental bandwidth," the cognitive and emotional resources needed to deal with making good decisions, learning, healthy relationships, and more. People who are operating with depleted mental bandwidth are less able to succeed in school, starting in childhood, and are much less likely to make it to college. For those who do make it, their bandwidth capacity often interferes with learning, and therefore, persisting and graduating from college. This book presents variety of evidence-based interventions that have been shown, through implementation in high schools and colleges, to help students to regain bandwidth. They are variously intended for application inside and outside the classroom and address not only cognitive processes but also social-psychological, non-cognitive factors that are relevant to the college environment as a whole. Beginning with an analysis of the impacts on mental and physical health and cognitive capacity, of poverty, racism, and other forms of social marginalization, Cia Verschelden presents strategies for promoting a growth mindset and self-efficacy, for developing supports that build upon students' values and prior knowledge and for creating learning environments both in and out of the classroom so students can feel a sense of belonging and community. She addresses issues of stereotyping and exclusion and discusses institutional structures and processes that create identity-safe rather than identity-threat learning environment. This book is intended for faculty, student affairs professionals, and college and university administrators, all of whom have an interest in creating learning environments where all students have a chance to succeed. [less]

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Beyond Tests and Quizzes: Creative Assessments in the College Classroom

2007    256 Pages    (Jossey-Bass)

DDC: 378.1    LCC: LB2368.B49

ISBN 13: 9780470180839    ISBN 10: 0470180838

Because the drive toward external assessment speaks almost exclusively in terms of standardized testing, we need to be reminded of the internal purposes of assessment: measuring learning for both student and teacher so that instruction can be adjusted and improved. This book is written for college instructors who are striving to creatively change assessment practice to better reflect learner-centered teaching. It is intended to consider not only the multiple ways in which individuals learn [...]

Because the drive toward external assessment speaks almost exclusively in terms of standardized testing, we need to be reminded of the internal purposes of assessment: measuring learning for both student and teacher so that instruction can be adjusted and improved. This book is written for college instructors who are striving to creatively change assessment practice to better reflect learner-centered teaching. It is intended to consider not only the multiple ways in which individuals learn content, but also the multiple avenues to assessment the variety of learning styles demands. Creative assessment is defined here as assessments that spin, twist, and reform what might be a standard kind of assessment in an ordinary classroom. Instructors should use these examples of creative assessment as starting points, and as the beginnings of an internal discussion on what matters most in the courses they teach: What components of each course count the most for solving a range of problems in the discipline? If facts are important, and they usually are, how can they be used to support a flexible approach to thinking, solving, considering options, and gathering and interpreting evidence? What are the facts not telling us? [less]

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Beyond the Tower - Philosophy

C. David Lisman, Irene E. Harvey

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Blindspot

Mahzarin R. Banaji, Anthony G. Greenwald

2016    272 Pages    (Bantam Dell Publishing Group)

DDC: 155.92    LCC: BF575.P9

ISBN 13: 9780345528438    ISBN 10: 0345528433

A pair of leading psychologists argues that prejudice toward others is often an unconscious part of the human psyche, providing an analysis of the science behind biased feelings while sharing guidelines for identifying and learning from hidden prejudices. 15,000 first printing.

A pair of leading psychologists argues that prejudice toward others is often an unconscious part of the human psyche, providing an analysis of the science behind biased feelings while sharing guidelines for identifying and learning from hidden prejudices. 15,000 first printing. [less]

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Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives

John Palfrey, Urs Gasser

2010    400 Pages    (Basic Books)

DDC: 302.2310835    LCC: HM851

ISBN 13: 9780465018567    ISBN 10: 0465018564

The first generation of “Digital Natives”—children who were born into and raised in the digital world—are coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy, our politics, our culture, and even the shape of our family life will be forever transformed. But who are these Digital Natives? And what is the world they’re creating going to look like? In Born Digital, leading Internet and technology experts John Palfrey and Urs [...]

The first generation of “Digital Natives”—children who were born into and raised in the digital world—are coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy, our politics, our culture, and even the shape of our family life will be forever transformed. But who are these Digital Natives? And what is the world they’re creating going to look like? In Born Digital, leading Internet and technology experts John Palfrey and Urs Gasser offer a sociological portrait of these young people, who can seem, even to those merely a generation older, both extraordinarily sophisticated and strangely narrow. Exploring a broad range of issues, from the highly philosophical to the purely practical, Born Digital will be essential reading for parents, teachers, and the myriad of confused adults who want to understand the digital present—and shape the digital future. [less]

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Building a Scholarship of Assessment (The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series)

Trudy W. Banta and Associates

2002    368 Pages    (Jossey-Bass)

DDC: 378.166    LCC: LB2366

ISBN 13: 9780787959456    ISBN 10: 0787959456

In this book, leading experts in the field examine the current state of assessment practice and scholarship, explore what the future holds for assessment, and offer guidance to help educators meet these new challenges. The contributors root assessment squarely in several related disciplines to provide an overview of assessment practice and scholarship that will prove useful to both the seasoned educator and those new to assessment practice. Ultimately, Building a Scholarship of Assessment will [...]

In this book, leading experts in the field examine the current state of assessment practice and scholarship, explore what the future holds for assessment, and offer guidance to help educators meet these new challenges. The contributors root assessment squarely in several related disciplines to provide an overview of assessment practice and scholarship that will prove useful to both the seasoned educator and those new to assessment practice. Ultimately, Building a Scholarship of Assessment will help convince skeptics who still believe outcomes assessment is a fad and will soon fade away that this is an interdisciplinary area with deep roots and an exciting future. [less]

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Building Community

Ernest L. Boyer, Lee D. Mitgang

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Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series)

Rena M. Palloff, Keith Pratt

1999    240 Pages    (Jossey-Bass)

DDC: 378.1750973    LCC: LC5805

ISBN 13: 9780787944605    ISBN 10: 0787944602

1999 Winner of the Philip E. Frandson Award for Literature in Continuing Higher Education, from the University Continuing Education Association "A must read for anyone involved in or considering involvement in online, networked learning." --Donald J. MacIntyre, president, The Fielding Institute "A thorough overview of the online course process, including course selection, design, and evaluation, and many of the technical issues that affect the entire process." --Kathleen M. Rose, distance [...]

1999 Winner of the Philip E. Frandson Award for Literature in Continuing Higher Education, from the University Continuing Education Association "A must read for anyone involved in or considering involvement in online, networked learning." --Donald J. MacIntyre, president, The Fielding Institute "A thorough overview of the online course process, including course selection, design, and evaluation, and many of the technical issues that affect the entire process." --Kathleen M. Rose, distance education specialist, University of California Extension Online Written for faculty, instructors, and trainers in any distance learning environment, Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace shows how to create a virtual classroom environment that helps students excel academically, while fostering a sense of community. This practical, hands-on guide is filled with illustrative case studies, vignettes, and examples from a wide variety of successful online courses. The authors offer proven strategies for handling challenges that include: Engaging students with subject matter Accounting for attendance and participation Working with students who do not participate Understanding the signs of when a student is in trouble Building online communities that accommodate personal interaction Based on many years of work in information systems and over five years of experience in online distance education, Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt share insights designed to guide readers through the steps of computer-mediated course design and implementation. [less]

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Calling of Education: "The Academic Ethic" and Other Essays on Higher Education, The

Edward Shils

1997    308 Pages    (University of Chicago Press)

DDC: 378.01    LCC: LB2325

ISBN 13: 9780226753393    ISBN 10: 0226753395

Throughout his long and prolific career, Edward Shils brought an extraordinary knowledge of academic institutions to discussions about higher education. The Calling of Education features Shils's most illuminating and incisive writing on this topic from the last twenty-five years of his life. The first essay, "The Academic Ethic," articulates the unique ethical demands of the academic profession and directs special attention to the integration of teaching and research. Other pieces, including [...]

Throughout his long and prolific career, Edward Shils brought an extraordinary knowledge of academic institutions to discussions about higher education. The Calling of Education features Shils's most illuminating and incisive writing on this topic from the last twenty-five years of his life. The first essay, "The Academic Ethic," articulates the unique ethical demands of the academic profession and directs special attention to the integration of teaching and research. Other pieces, including Shils's renowned Jefferson lectures, focus on perennial issues in higher learning: the meaning of academic freedom, the connection between universities and the state, and the criteria for appointing individuals to academic positions.Edward Shils understood the university as a great symphonic conductor comprehends the value of each instrument and section, both separately and in cooperation. The Calling of Education offers Shils's insightful perspective on problems that are no less pressing than when he first confronted them.Edward Shils (1910-1995) was distinguished service professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the department of sociology at the University of Chicago. Among his many books published by the University of Chicago Press are Portraits: A Gallery of Intellectuals and the three-volume Selected Papers of Edward Shils. [less]

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Campus Use of the Teaching Portfolio

Pat Hutchings

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Can Faculty Governance Survive?

Lindley J. Stiles

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Can We Talk about Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation (Race, Education, and Democracy Series Book)

Beverly Tatum

2008    168 Pages    (Beacon Press)

DDC: 305.800973    LCC: LC212.62

ISBN 13: 9780807032855    ISBN 10: 0807032859

In Can We Talk About Race? psychologist and educator Beverly Daniel Tatum, one of our leading commentators on race and schools, analyzes some of the most resonant issues in American education and race relations.

In Can We Talk About Race? psychologist and educator Beverly Daniel Tatum, one of our leading commentators on race and schools, analyzes some of the most resonant issues in American education and race relations. [less]

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Caring and Community - Nursing

Jane S. Norbeck, Charlene Connolly, JoEllen Koerner

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CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education

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