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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…

Posted on April 8, 2016 in Library, ,


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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…

Posted on January 29, 2016 in Library, ,


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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…

Posted on July 28, 2015 in Library, News, ,


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  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…

Posted on June 5, 2015 in Library, News, , , ,


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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…

Posted on April 22, 2015 in Library,


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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…

Posted on March 16, 2015 in Library, News,


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  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…

Posted on February 17, 2015 in Library, ,


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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…

Posted on January 21, 2015 in Library, News, , , ,


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Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning by Cathy Bishop-Clark and Beth Dietz-Uhler This is a book for anyone who has ever considered engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and needs a better understanding of what it is, and how to engage in it. The authors describe how to create a…

Posted on November 18, 2014 in Resource, ,


Summer Reading Recommendations from the CFT

by Nancy Chick, CFT Assistant Director I think I’ve begun an annual tradition of offering summer reading recommendations. Last summer, I suggested a collection of short essays by famous writers looking back on the poems that made them fall in love with writing.  The summer before, I recommended a professor’s memoir of her days as a…

Posted on June 4, 2014 in News, ,