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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.

Make the Most of Your Course Preparation Time This Summer

June 7, 2013 — Summer time is here, and many faculty members have a break from their usual schedules, a chance to slow down a bit and start planning their fall courses. If you’ve got a breather, you may find this an opportune time to review and refresh your teaching plans and practices.  The Center for Teaching is open...... KEEP READING »


From the Stacks…

April 8, 2013 — Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College, 2nd Edition From the publisher… The second edition of Effective Grading—the book that has become a classic in the field—provides a proven hands-on guide for evaluating student work and offers an in-depth examination of the link between teaching and grading. Authors Barbara E. Walvoord and...... KEEP READING »


From the Stacks…

December 6, 2012 — 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 »


Save the Date: GradSTEP January 26, 2013

December 3, 2012 — Held in January each year, GradSTEP provides several workshops and discussions on teaching, learning, and professional development issues across the disciplines. All Vanderbilt graduate and professional students, as well as post-doctoral fellows, are invited to attend. GradSTEP 2013 will focus on the theme Beyond Four Walls: Transcending the Classroom and will be held Saturday, January...... KEEP READING »


From the Stacks…

November 8, 2012 — The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching by Susan Manning, Kevin E. Johnson This book offers a hands-on resource that shows how to integrate technology into lessons and offers information about common technologies, categorizing by groups, and explains the purposes they serve pedagogically as well as how they can be most effectively used in online or face-to-face classrooms. In addition to examples,...... KEEP READING »


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October 11, 2012 — The Feminist Classroom by Frances A. Maher and Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault From the publisher… This book provides an intimate view of how feminist teachers are revolutionizing higher education. Drawing on in-depth interviews and on-site observations, and using the actual words of students and teachers, the authors take the reader into the classrooms of seventeen...... KEEP READING »


September 9, 2012 — Scoring Rubrics in the Classroom: Using Performance Criteria for Assessing and Improving Student Performance by Judith Arter and Jay McTighe From the publisher… A practical guide to more effective assessment for improved student learning Learn how to be more consistent in judging student performance, and help your students become more effective at assessing their own...... KEEP READING »


From the Stacks…

July 8, 2012 — Student Engagement Techniques:  A Handbook for College Faculty by Elizabeth F. Barkley From the publisher… Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning is challenging educators across the country, yet good advice on how to accomplish this has not been readily available. Student Engagement Techniques is a comprehensive resource that offers college teachers a dynamic model...... KEEP READING »


From the Stacks…

April 7, 2012 — Beyond Tests and Quizzes : Creative Assessments in the College Classroom by Richard J. Mezeske From the publisher… 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...... KEEP READING »


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March 8, 2012 —      The New Digital Storytelling by Bryan Alexander From the publisher… Digital storytelling uses new media tools and platforms to tell stories. The second wave of digital storytelling started in the 1990s with the rise of popular video production, then progressed in the new century to encompass newer, social media technologies. The New Digital Storytelling: Creating...... KEEP READING »


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February 7, 2012 — The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered: Institutional Integration and Impact By Pat Hutchings, Mary Taylor Huber, and Anthony Ciccone From the publisher… The authors, all of whom continue to be involved in this work, imagine a future “where the scholarship of teaching and learning is not seen as the discrete project or special initiative,...... KEEP READING »


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January 17, 2012 — The Graphic Syllabus and the Outcomes Map: Communicating Your Course By Linda B. Nilson From the publisher… An instructor’s topical organization is the basic framework of his or her course as well as the core of the syllabus. This book shows college instructors how to communicate their course organization to students in a graphic syllabus–a...... KEEP READING »


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