Faculty Development Collection





"Effectiveness in teaching depends not on a single characteristic, but on the appropriate fit among many variables…Effective teachers monitor and manage all of these variables, ensure their consistency, and fashion them into a pleasing whole. The result of this complex process is the creation of circumstances in which appropriate learning is increasingly likely to occur.” (Robert Menges, 1981).

Highlights and Links to the Faculty Development Collection

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A.  College Teaching


The Joy of Teaching: a Practical Guide for New College Instructors. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.
Mortola Stacks LB2331 .F493 2005   

"Gathering concepts and techniques borrowed from outstanding college professors, The Joy of Teaching provides helpful guidance for new instructors developing and teaching their first college courses. Award-winning professor Peter Filene proposes that teaching should not be like a baseball game in which the instructor pitches ideas to students to see whether they hit or strike out. Ideally, he says, teaching should resemble a game of Frisbee in which the teacher invites students to catch ideas and pass them on. Rather than prescribe a single model for success, Filene examines the advantages and disadvantages of various pedagogical strategies, inviting new teachers to make choices based on their own personalities, values, and goals." (Syndetics Solutions)


Innovations in Interdisciplinary Teaching. Westport, CT: Oryx Press, 2002
Mortola Stacks
LB2361 .I44 2002    

From the book jacket: "According to this book, interdisciplinary pedagogy is not synonymous with a single process, set of skills, method or technique. Instead, it is concerned primarily with fostering in students a sense of self-authorship and a notions of knowledge that they can use to respond to complex questions, issues or problems."

Designing & Assessing Courses and Curricula: A Practical Guide. Revised Ed. by Robert M. Diamond. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998.
Mortola Stacks LB2361.5 .D5 1998 

Intended as a practical handbook to guide faculty in designing curriculum based upon student-centered, active learning, by an author of unparalleled reputation. Includes checklists, recommended references and questionnaires to get the design process underway and documented. New to this edition are suggestions for designing programs to promote an understanding of multicultural viewpoints and to enhance the development of critical thinking skills in students.

Developing Presentation Skills: A Guide for Effective Instruction by Kathleen Schmalz and Arlene Moliterno. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2001.
Mortola Stacks LB1027 .S3625 2001

Learning Style Perspectives: Impact in the Classroom by Lynne Celli Sarasin. Madison, WI: Atwood Publishing, 1999.
Mortola Stacks LB1060.S27 1999

Chapters include: A Tour of Learning Styles, Postsecondary Students and Learning Styles, Auditory Learners, Visual Learners, Tactile Learners and the Significance of Learning Styles Research.


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College Teaching
College Teaching - United States


B.   Distance Learning


Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction by Rita-Marie Conrad.
San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, c2004.
Mortola Stacks LC5805 .C66 2004

"Conrad, a teacher and designer of online university courses, and Donaldson, (educational technology, University of Northern Iowa) present a framework of phases of engagement in online learning and provide specific ideas for activities that can be used in online courses. Activities are designed to promote engagement among online learners and build peer interaction through partnerships and team activities. The authors tell how to convert other classroom activities to an online environment, and explain how to assess the learning that occurs as a result of collaborative activities." Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Lessons From the Cyberspace Classroom: the Realities of Online Teaching. by Rena M. Palloff, Keith Pratt 
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2001.
Mortola Stacks  LB1044.87 .P34 2001 

The follow up volume from Palloff and Pratt - coverings topics such as administrative issues and concerns, transforming courses for online delivery, teaching courses developed by others and online classroom dynamics. 

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Distance Education
Distance Education - United States

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C. Educational Technology

Designing Instruction for Technology - Enhanced Learning. Edited by Patricia L. Rogers. Idea Group Publishing, 2002.
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From the "back cover:" Designing Instruction for Technology-Enhanced Learning addresses the gap between technology skills and the application of those skills in teaching and learning. Authors of chapters in this book guide the reader from focusing on technology to focusing on the goals of using technology to facilitate the teaching and learning experience. Recommendations and practical advice on how to match teaching strategies with supporting media technology are also provided.

Technology in Teaching and Learning: An Introductory Guide by Adam Warren, David Brunner, Pat Maier and Liz Barnett.  Stirling, VA: Kogan Page Limited, 1998.
Mortola Stacks LB1028.3 .T43 1998 

A reference guide to introduce a wide range of current learning technologies.  Each chapter is broken down into manageable units of information, which cover a range of topics, from computer hardware to computer networks, to communicating via electronic mail and videoconferencing, to HTML and jpeg images and which conclude with a discussion of legal issues and future trends.  A British slant does not diminish its applicability here.  Not indexed.

Using Technology in Teaching and Learning by Pat Maier, Liz Barnett, Adam Warren and David Brunner.   Stirling, VA: Kogan Page Limited, 1998.
Mortola Stacks LB1028.3 .U85 1998 

This workbook is designed for use with the book Technology in Teaching and Learning.  It provides self-assessment questionnaires and guided decision making to lead the instructor from the planning stage to implementation. Suggested technological enhancements range from LCD overhead slides to CAL packages for distance learning. URL addresses are included.

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Educational Technology
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D. Multicultural Education 

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice. by Geneva Gay. New York : Teachers College Press, c2000
Mortola Stacks  LC1099.3 .G393 2000 

"Geneva Gay makes a convincing case for using culturally responsive teaching to improve the school performance of underachieving students of color. Key components of culturally responsive teaching discussed include teacher caring, teacher attitudes and expectations, formal and informal multicultural curriculum, culturally informed classroom discourse, and cultural congruity in teaching and learning strategies. This is an excellent resource for anyone who cares about improving and recognizing the factors that shape culturally responsive teaching and learning." (Syndetics Solutions)

Race and higher education: rethinking pedagogy in diverse college classrooms. by Annie Howell and Frank Tuitt, editors. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Review, c2003
Birnbaum Stacks
LC3727 .C64 2003

Chapter titles include: Diversity and higher education: theory and impact on educational outcomes; Learning in the dark: how assumptions of whiteness shape classroom knowledge; Blind vision: unlearning racism in teacher education; Moving beyond polite correctness : practicing mindfulness in the diverse classroom; Talking about race, learning about racism: the application of racial identity development theory in the classroom

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Multicultural Education
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E. Assessment 


Student Success in College: Creating Conditions that Matter. by George D. Kuh, Jillian Kinzie, John H. Schuh, Elizabeth J. Whitt and Associates. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, 2005.
Mortola Stacks LB 2343.32 .S79 2005

Kuh (higher education, Indiana University-Bloomington) describes policies, programs, and practices that a diverse set of institutions have used to enhance student achievement. Examples from 20 institutions identify programs that work and shed light on the relationships between student engagement and learning. The book synthesizes principles that guide the work of faculty and staff at these effective institutions and recommends practices for enhancing student success. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers by Thomas A. Angelo. 2nd Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1993.
Mortola Stacks LB2822.75 .A54 1993
Birnbaum Stacks LB2822.75 .A54 1993

"This revised and greatly expanded edition of the 1988 handbook offers teachers at all levels of experience detailed, how-to advice on classroom assessment--from what it is and how it works to planning, implementing, and analyzing assessment projects. The authors illustrate their approach through twelve case studies that detail the real-life classroom experiences of teachers carrying out successful classroom assessment projects. The book features fifty classroom assessment techniques, each including a concise description; step-by-step procedures for administering the technique; practical advice on how to analyze the data; pros, cons, and caveats; and more." (Syndetics Solutions)

Electronic Portfolios: Emerging Practices in Student, Faculty, and Institutional Learning. by Barbara Cambridge.Washington, DC : American Association for Higher Education, 2001.
Mortola Stacks LB1029.P67 E54 2001

Measuring What Matters: Competency-based Learning Models in Higher Education Richard A. Voorhees, editor.
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.
Mortola Stacks LC1031 .M4 2001

"This issue examines service learning-the emerging form of higher education bringing together students, teachers, and community partners in ways that foster the student's responsible citizenship and promotes a lifelong involvement in civic and social issues. It also demonstrates how institutions can create effective service-learning programs that couple academic work in the classroom with students' service to an organization in the field. Authors explore successful service-learning programs in a variety of settings, from liberal arts colleges to research institutions, and offer clear, practical advice on such matters as finding community partners, reaching diverse populations, assessment concerns, and integrating service-learning and research. This issue shall serve as an invaluable resource for educators interested in this relatively new but challenging pedagogy." (Syndetics Solutions)

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Grading and Marking Students

F. Service Learning

Building Partnerships for Service Learning by Barbara Jacoby and Associates.
San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2003
Mortola Stacks LC221 .J33 2003

"To be successful, service-learning must be grounded in a wide range of solid, reciprocal, democratic partnerships. Building Partnerships for Service-Learning assembles leading voices in the field to bring their expertise to bear on this crucial topic. Faculty, administrators, student leaders, and community and corporate leaders will find this volume filled with vital information, exemplary models, and practical tools needed to make service-learning succeed." (Syndetics Solutions)

Educating Citizens: Preparing America's Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility