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Below are highlights from our recent library acquisitions. Stop by the Center for Teaching to browse our over 700 books and resources in person.

Note that clicking on the book titles below will lead you to the ACORN records for the books listed. These records provide information on call numbers and availability of these books in the Vanderbilt library system.

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April 8, 2016 — Promoting Integrated and Transformative Assessment: A Deeper Focus on Student Learning by Catherine M. Wehlburg Assessment plays a key role in institutions of higher education. However, many colleges and universities simply add their assessment plans onto other teaching, learning, service, and research activities in order to prepare for an impending accreditation visit. In this important...... KEEP READING »


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February 17, 2016 — Linked Courses for General Education and Integrative Learning: A Guide for Faculty and Administrators Margot Soven, editor This book focuses on the learning community model that is the most flexible to implement in terms of scheduling, teacher collaboration, and design: the linked course. This volume covers both “linked courses” in which faculty may work to...... KEEP READING »


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January 29, 2016 — Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology  by Michelle D. Miller This book offers faculty a concise, nontechnical guide for those who seek to advance learning in this swiftly changing technological landscape. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, the author explores how attention, memory and higher thought processes can be enhanced through...... KEEP READING »


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July 28, 2015 — Learner Centered Teaching by Maryellen Weimer To help educators accomplish the goals of learner-centered teaching, this book presents the meaning, practice, and ramifications of the learner-centered approach, and how this approach transforms the college classroom environment. Learner-Centered Teaching shows how to tie teaching and curriculum to the process and objectives of learning rather than to content...... KEEP READING »


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June 5, 2015 —   Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology by Diana Laurillard This book focuses on the learning community model that is the most flexible to implement in terms of scheduling, teacher collaboration, and design: the linked course. This volume covers both “linked courses” in which faculty may work to coordinate...... KEEP READING »


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April 22, 2015 — How College Works by Daniel Chambliss and Christopher Takacs Limited resources of colleges and students need not diminish the undergraduate experience. The authors follow a cluster of nearly one hundred students over the span of eight years, and discover the surprisingly decisive role that personal relationships play in determining a student’s collegiate success.  This book...... KEEP READING »


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March 16, 2015 — Teaching What You Don’t Know By Therese Huston Faculty often have to teach courses in areas they don’t know very well. The challenges are even greater when students don’t share your cultural background, lifestyle or assumption about how to operate in a classroom. Encouraging faculty to think of themselves as learners rather than experts, the...... KEEP READING »


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February 17, 2015 —   Linked Courses for General Education and Integrative Learning: A Guide for Faculty and Administrators Margot Soven, editor This book focuses on the learning community model that is the most flexible to implement in terms of scheduling, teacher collaboration, and design: the linked course. This volume covers both “linked courses” in which faculty may work...... KEEP READING »


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January 21, 2015 — Just in Time Teaching: Across the Disciplines, and Across the Academy by Scott Simkins Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) is a pedagogical approach that requires students to answer questions related to an upcoming class a few hours beforehand, using an online course management system. Students responses to JiTT questions make gaps in their learning visible to the...... KEEP READING »


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December 29, 2014 — Why Don’t Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom by Daniel T. Willingham Faculty will learn the importance of story, emotion, memory, context and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences in this book by Daniel Willingham. This books helps...... KEEP READING »


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August 17, 2013 — Teaching at its Best by Linda Nilson, former director of the Center for Teaching This expanded and updated edition of the best-selling handbook is an essential toolbox, full of hundreds of practical teaching techniques, classroom activities and exercises, for the new or experienced college instructor. This new edition includes updated information on the Millennial student,...... KEEP READING »


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July 8, 2013 — Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices by Tanya Joosten Faculty will learn to choose the appropriate social media tool for the intended learning outcome, design engaging and innovative activities, and better meet pedagogical needs. In addition, the author offers strategies for assessing and documenting the effectiveness of using these tools in your course....... KEEP READING »


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