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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.

From the Stacks…

December 9, 2011 — Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success & Retention in Higher Ed by Kathleen F. Gabriel From the publisher… As societal expectations about attending college have grown, professors report increasing numbers of students who are unprepared for the rigors of postsecondary education—not just more students with learning disabilities (whose numbers have more than tripled), but...... KEEP READING »


From the Stacks…

November 9, 2011 — 147 Tips for Teaching Sustainability: Connecting the Environment, the Economy, and Society by William M. Timpson, Brian Dunbar, Gailmarie Kimmel, Brett Bruvere, Peter Newman, and Hillary Mizia From the publisher… “We are the first generation capable of determining the habitability of the planet for humans and other species,” writes Anthony Cortese in the Foreword. “Teachers...... KEEP READING »


From the Stacks…The Effective, Efficient Professor: Teaching, Scholarship and Service

June 15, 2011 — The Effective, Efficient Professor: Teaching, Scholarship and Service By Philip C. Wankat From the publisher… Most faculty are discipline experts but have not studied methods to improve their teaching, scholarship or service. This book applies efficiency and time management methods to academe. Throughout the book, the author shows how student learning and academic productivity can...... KEEP READING »


Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty

October 21, 2010 — Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty by Elizabeth F. Barkley (Jossey-Bass, 2010) 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...... KEEP READING »


McKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, & Theory (13th edition)

October 20, 2010 — McKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research & Theory, 13th edition by Wilbert J. Mckeachie (Houghton Mifflin Co., 2010) From the publisher… McKeachie’s Teaching Tips places the practice of teaching at the center of the faculty role and takes that responsibility seriously. For that reason, Teaching Tips is also an inspirational and motivational volume that will likely...... KEEP READING »


Teaching the Large College Class: A Guidebook for Instructors with Multitudes

May 14, 2010 — Teaching the Large College Class: A Guidebook for Instructors with Multitudes, by Frank Heppner, Jossey-Bass, 2007. From the publisher: Teaching large classes is a fact of life for professors at many institutions. In addition to pedagogy, instructors of these courses must also be concerned with legal, ethical, financial, technological, personnel, and management issues. Virtually all...... KEEP READING »


Blueprint for Learning: Constructing College Courses to Facilitate, Assess, and Document Learning

May 14, 2010 — Blueprint for Learning: Constructing College Courses to Facilitate, Assess, and Document Learning , by Laurie Richlin, Introduction by Shirley Ronkowski, Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2006. From the publisher: This book familiarizes readers with course design elements; enables them to understand themselves as individuals and teachers; know their students; adapt to the learning environment; design courses that...... KEEP READING »


Introduction to Rubrics: an assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback, and promote student learning

May 10, 2010 — Introduction to Rubrics: an assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback, and promote student learning, by Dannelle D. Stevens and Antonia Levi, Stylus Publishing, 2005. From the publisher: Research shows that rubrics save professors’ time while conveying meaningful and timely feedback for students, and promoting self-regulated and independent learning. The reason rubrics are...... KEEP READING »


Successful Beginnings for College Teaching: Engaging Your Students from the First Day

May 10, 2010 — Successful Beginnings for College Teaching: Engaging Your Students from the First Day, by Angela Provitera McGlynn, Atwood Publishing, 2001. From the publisher: Laying the groundwork for a successful semester starts with the first day of class. Author Angela Provitera McGlynn tells that the first day is not the day to pass out a syllabus and...... KEEP READING »


Beyond Tests and Quizzes: Creative Assessments in the College Classroom

May 5, 2010 — Beyond Tests and Quizzes: Creative Assessments in the College Classroom, by Richard J. Mezeske and Barbara A. Mezeske, Jossey-Bass, 2007. 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...... KEEP READING »


How to Talk About Hot Topics on Campus: From Polarization to Moral Conversation

May 5, 2010 — How to Talk About Hot Topics on Campus: From Polarization to Moral Conversation, by Robert J. Nash, Jossey-Bass, 2008. From the publisher: How to Talk About Hot Topics on Campus fills a gap in the student services and teaching and learning literature by providing a resource that shows how to construct and carry out difficult...... KEEP READING »


The Practice of Problem-Based Learning: A Guide to Implementing PBL in the Classroom

May 5, 2010 — The Practice of Problem-Based Learning: A Guide to Implementing PBL in the Classroom, by José A. Amador, Libby Miles, Calvin B. Peters, Jossey-Bass, 2006. From the publisher: This book is a guide for the development and implementation of problem-based learning (PBL) in college-level courses. It provides practical advice from real professors, includes examples of PBL...... KEEP READING »


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