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Essays on Teaching Excellence

The following essays are published by the The Professional & Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education as part of their Essays on Teaching Excellence series.

Volume 22 (2010-11)

  1. The Associates in Teaching Program: Graduate Student Development, Faculty Renewal, and Curricular Innovation
  2. Memo to Departments: Outcomes Assessment Really is a Good Idea
  3. Talking with Faculty About Cognitive Science & Learning
  4. Down with the SGID! Long Live the QCD!
  5. Selecting the Right Technology Tool: Wikis, Discussion Boards, Journals, and Blogs
  6. Helping Future Faculty “Come Out” As Teachers
  7. Mentoring Graduate Student Mentoring
  8. Teaching Assessment by Modeling Different Assessment Techniques

Volume 21 (2009-10)

  1. Facilitating Group Discussions: Understanding Group Development and Dynamics
  2. Transparent Alignment and Integrated Course Design
  3. Multiple-Choice Questions You Wouldn’t Put on a Test: Promoting Deep Learning Using Clickers
  4. Engaging Students, Assessing Learning—Just a Click Away
  5. Research-Based Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity
  6. Using Undergraduate Students as Teaching Assistants
  7. The Value of the Narrative Teaching Observation
  8. Deep/Surface Approaches To Learning In Higher Education: A Research Update

Volume 20 (2008-09)

  1. A Whole New World, A New Fantastic Point of View
  2. “How Did I Spend Two Hours Grading This Paper?!”: Responding to Student Writing Without Losing Your Life
  3. Orienting Students to an “Inside-Out Course”: Establishing a Classroom Culture of Interactive, Cooperative, Learning
  4. Non-science for Majors: Reforming Courses, Programs, and Pedagogy
  5. It Takes Discipline: Learning in a World Without Boundaries
  6. Anatomy of a Scientific Explanation
  7. Making Sure That Peer Review of Teaching Works for You
  8. Teaching Scientific Report Writing Using Rubrics

Volume 19 (2007-08)

  1. Collaboration or Plagiarism? Explaining Collaborative-Based Assignments Clearly
  2. Developing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Using Faculty Learning Communities
  3. Beyond Writing: Integrative Learning and Teaching in First-Year Seminars
  4. Reflections on a Departmentally Based Graduate Course on Teaching
  5. Role-Play: An Underused but Often Misused Active Learning Strategy
  6. Teaching, Learning and Spirituality in the College Classroom
  7. The Useful, Sensible, No-Frills Departmental Assessment Plan
  8. Building Assignments that Teach

Volume 18 (2006-07)

  1. When Disability Enters a Teacher’s Life, Must the Teacher Stop Teaching?
  2. Student Plagiarism: How to Maintain Academic Integrity
  3. Incorporating Course-Level Evidence of Student Learning into Program Assessment
  4. Information Literacy: Imperatives for Faculty
  5. When Motivating Generation Y in the Classroom
  6. A Microteaching Model that Maximizes Feedback, Peer Engagement, and Teaching Enhancement
  7. Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Student Writing (but Were Afraid to Ask)
  8. Opening the Door: Faculty Leadership in Institutional Change

Volume 17 (2005-06)

  1. Leveling the Field: Using Rubrics to Achieve Greater Equity in Teaching and Grading
  2. Laughterpiece Theatre: Humor as a Systematic Teaching Tool
  3. Assessing Students’ Online Learning: Strategies and Resources
  4. Teaching Portfolios for Graduate Students: Process, Content, Product, and Benefits
  5. From Passive to Active Learning: Helping Students Make the Shift
  6. Student Teams, Teaching, and Technology
  7. Practice Tests: a Practical Teaching Method
  8. Using Student-Centered Assessment to Enhance Learning

Volume 16 (2004-05)

  1. Transitions: What’s Love Got to Do with It?
  2. The Power of Student Stories: Connections that Enhance Learning
  3. PowerPoint: Possibilities and Problems
  4. Teaching Bioethics through Participation and Policy-Making
  5. Validity, Research, and Reality: Student Ratings of Instruction at the Crossroads
  6. Why Knowing About Disciplinary Differences Can Mean More Effective Teaching
  7. Teaching for Diversity and Inclusiveness in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  8. A Roadmap to Part-Time Faculty Success

Volume 15 (2003-04)

  1. Student Plagiarism: Are Teachers Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?
  2. Taking Self Assessment Seriously
  3. Promoting Learning through Inquiry
  4. Great Expectations and Challenges for Learning Objects
  5. Engaging the Whole Student: Interactive Theatre in the Classroom
  6. Engaging Faculty in New Forms of Teaching and Learning
  7. Self-Efficacy in College Teaching
  8. Encouraging Civil Behavior in Large Classes

Volume 14 (2002-03)

  1. Leading Culturally Sensitive Classroom Discussions Following 9/11
  2. Unlearning: A Critical Element in the Learning Process
  3. Teaching Circles: Making Inquiry Safe for Faculty
  4. Achieving Teaching and Learning Excellence Through Faculty Learning Communities

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