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Books for New Faculty and TAs

Navigating the First Years

Robert Boice. Advice for New Faculty Members. 2000. Allyn & Bacon.

A. Curzan and L. Damour. First Day to Final Grade:  A Graduate Student's Guide to Teaching. 2000. University of Michigan Press.

P. Filene
. The Joy of Teaching, A Practical Guide for New College Instructors. 2005. University of North Carolina Press.

J. A. Goldsmith, J. Komlos and P. Schine Gold. The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for Scholars from Graduate School through Tenure. 2001. University of Chicago Press.

J. M. Haile. The Way of the Teacher. 2005, Macata Productions: S Carolina.J. Lang. Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year. 2005. Johns Hopkins University Press.

R. Lyons, M. McIntosh, and M. Kysilka.Teaching College in an Age of Accountability. 2003. Allyn and Bacon.

A. P. McGlynn. Successful Beginnings for College Teaching. 2001. Atwood.

R. J. Menges. Faculty in New Jobs: A Guide to Settling in, Becoming Established, and Building Insdtituional Support. 1999. Jossey Bass.

R. A. Neff and M. Weimer (Eds.). Teaching College: Collected Readings for the New Instructor. 1998. Atwood Publications. L. B. Nilson. Teaching at its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors. 1998. Anker.

P. Palmer. The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life. 1998. Jossey Bass.

R. C. Livsey, P. J. Palmer. The Courage to Teach: A Guide for Reflection and Renewal. 1999. Jossey Bass.

R. Rotenberg. Art and Craft of College Teaching: A Guide for New Professors and Graduate Students. 2005. Active Learning Books.

The Best Books on Teaching and Learning Strategies and Theory

Angelo, T. A., & Cross, K. P. (1993). Classroom assessment techniques (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bain, K. (2004). What the best college teachers do. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Cooper, J. L., Robinson, P., & Ball, D. (Eds). (2003). Small group instruction in higher education: Lessons from the past, visions of the future. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Bean, J. (1996). Engaging ideas: The professor's guide to integrating writing, critical thinking, and active learning in the classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Biggs, J. (2003). Teaching for quality learning at university (2nd ed.). Buckingham, UK: Open University Press.

Feldman, K., & Paulsen, M. (Eds.) (1998). Teaching and learning in the college classroom. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Fink, D. (2003). Creating significant learning experiences: An integrated approach to designing college courses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Forsyth, D. R. (2002). The professor's guide to teaching: Psychological principles and practices. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Fry, H., Ketteridge, S. & Marshall, S. (Eds.). (2003). A handbook for teaching and learning in higher education, (2nd ed.). London: Kogan Page Publishers.

Gardiner, L. F. (1994). Redesigning higher education: Producing dramatic gains in student learning. Washington, DC: ASHE Higher Education Report.

Hativa, N. (2001). Teaching for effective learning in higher education. New York: Springer.

King, P. M., & Kitchener, K. S. (1994). Developing reflective judgment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Kalman, C. (2008). Successful science and engineering teaching: Theoretical and learning perspectives. New York: Springer.

Kalman, C. (2006). Successful science and engineering teaching in colleges and universities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Leamnson, R. (1999). Thinking about teaching and learning: Developing habits of learning with first year college and university students. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Loacker, G. (Ed.) (2000). Self assessment at Alverno College. Milwaukee, WI: Alverno College.

McIntosh, M., & Kysilka, M. (2002). Teaching college in an age of accountability. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Nilson, L. B. (2003). Teaching at its best: A research-based resource for college instructors. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Nuhfer, E. B., & Others, (2006). A handbook for student management teams. Camarillo, CA: California State University of the Channel Islands.

Pratt, D., & Associates. (1998). Five teaching perspectives on teaching in adult and higher education. Malabar, FL: Krieger.

Ramsden, P. (2003). Learning to teach in higher education (2nd ed.). London: Routledge.

Richlin, L. (2006). Blueprint for learning: Constructing college courses to facilitate, assess, and document learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Rotenberg, R. (2006). The art and craft of college teaching: A guide for new professors and graduate students. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Stevens, Dannelle D., & Antonia J. Levi. 2004. Introduction to rubrics: An assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback and promote student learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Walvoord, B. E. F., & Anderson, V. J. (1998). Effective grading: A tool for learning and assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Weimer, M. (2002).Learner-centered teaching: Five key changes to practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (2001). Understanding by design (2nd ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Zander, R. S., & Zander, B., (2000). The art of possibility: Transforming professional and personal life. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

Zull, J. E. (2002). The art of changing the brain. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

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