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This department features critical reviews of books or other materials related to teaching and learning.

Reviews listed alphabetically by book author/ website title; see "List of Contributors" to locate by reviewer.


Alstete, Jeffrey W. Posttenure Faculty Development: Building a System of Faculty Improvement and Appreciation.

Nancie Fimbel

Bain, Ken. What the Best College Teachers Do.

Marķa Dolores Costa

Barkley, Elizabeth F., K. Patricia Ross, and Claire Howell Major. Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty.

Dennis P. Quinn

Bates, A. W., and Gary Poole. Effective Teaching with Technology in Higher Education: Foundations for Success.

Dennis P. Quinn

Baxter Magolda, Marcia B. Teaching to Promote Intellectual and Personal Maturity.

Richard L. Johnson

Billig, Shelley H. and Alan S. Waterman, eds. Studying Service-Learning: Innovations in Education Research Methodology.

Virginia Kennedy

Bess, James L. Teaching Alone, Teaching Together: Transforming the Structure of Teams for Teaching.

Wendy W. Murawski

Bligh, Donald A. What's the Use of Lectures?

Jeffrey Bell

Bligh, Donald A. What's the Use of Lectures?

Janice D. Schultz

Braxton, John M., and Alan E. Bayer. Faculty Misconduct in Collegiate Teaching.

Cynthia McDermott

Brookfield, Stephen D. Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher.

Richard Kernochan

Brookfield, Stephen D. The Power of Critical Theory.

Marķa V. Balderrama

Brookfield, Stephen D. The Skillful Teacher.

Ann Schulte

Brookfield, Stephen D., and Stephen Preskill. Discussion as a Way of Teaching: Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms.

Päivi Hoikkala

Brown, Stephen I. and Marion I. Walter. The Art of Problem Posing, 3rd Edition.

Brian Jue

Caffarella, Rosemary A. Planning Programs for Adult Learners, 2nd Edition.

Janice D. Schultz

Cambridge, Barbara L., volume ed. Campus Progress: Supporting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Gail G. Evans

Cambridge, Barbara L., volume ed. Electronic Portfolios: Emerging Practices in Student, Faculty, and Institutional Learning.

Ce Ce Iandoli

Colby, Anne, et al. Educating Citizens: Preparing America's Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility.

Geoffrey W. Chase

Conrad, Rita-Marie and J. Ana Donaldson. Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction.

Päivi Hoikkala

Cooper, James, Pamela Robinson, and David Ball, eds. Small Group Instruction in Higher Education: Lessons from the Past, Visions of the Future.

Cynthia Desrochers

Cuseo, J.B. Igniting Student Involvement and Organizing to Collaborate.

Mimi Miller

DeZure, Deborah, ed. Learning from Change: Landmarks in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from Change Magazine 1969-1999.

Richard Gale

Diamond, Robert M. Preparing for Promotion and Tenure Review: A Faculty Guide.

Debora Hammond

Diamond, Robert M. Serving on Promotion, Tenure, and Faculty Review Committees: A Faculty Guide, second ed.

Anny Morrobel-Sosa

Donald, Janet Gail. Learning to Think: Disciplinary Perspectives.

Charles Turner

Fink, L. Dee. Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses.

Kiren Dosanjh Zucker

Finkel, Donald L. Teaching With Your Mouth Shut.

Jackie Kegley

Forsyth, Donelson R. The Professor's Guide to Teaching: Psychological Principles and Practices.

Janet L. Kottke

Gross, Barbara. Tools for Teaching.

Lawrence Herringer

Hall, Donald E. The Academic Self: An Owner's Manual.

Tom Nolan

Hanna, Donald E., et al. 147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Groups.

Sorel Reisman

Holton, Susan A. Mending the Cracks in the Ivory Tower: Strategies for Conflict Management in Higher Education.

Marshelle Thobaben

Honan, James P. and Sternman Rule, C. Using Cases in Higher Education: A Guide for Faculty and Administrators.

Vicki L. Golich

Huber, Mary Taylor and Sherwyn P. Morreale, eds. Disciplinary Styles in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Exploring Common Ground.

Michelle Saint-Germain

Jacoby, Barbara, and Associates. Building Partnerships for Service-Learning.

Carina P. Sass

Kreber, Carolin, ed. Scholarship Revisited: Perspectives on the Scholarship of Teaching.

David A. Dowell

Kuh, George D., Jillian Kinzie, John H. Schuh, Elizabeth J. Whitt and Associates. Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter,
And its companion volume:
Kuh,George D., Jillian Kinzie, John H. Schuh, and Elizabeth J. Whitt.Assessing Conditions to Enhance Educational Effectiveness.

Sonya Hildreth

Laufgraben, Jodi Levine, Nancy S. Shapiro and Associates. Sustaining and Improving Learning Communities.

Mark Wiley

Light, Richard J. Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds.

Laura Hecht

Lowman, Joseph. Mastering the Techniques of Teaching, 2nd Edition.

Susan Rice

MacGregor, Jean, et al., eds. Strategies for Energizing Large Classes: From Small Groups to Learning Communities.

Bernie Goldstein

MacGregor, Jean, et al., eds. Strategies for Energizing Large Classes: From Small Groups to Learning Communities.

Ed Walton

Michaelsen, Larry K., Arletta Bauman Knight, and L. Dee Fink, eds. Team-Based Learning: A Transformative Use of Small Groups in College Teaching.

Joe Grimes

Miller, Judith E., et al. Student- Assisted Teaching: A Guide for Faculty-Student Teamwork.

Linda J. Martin

Naidu, Som, ed. Learning and Teaching with Technology: Principles and Practices.

Alyson R. Buckman

Neff, Rose Ann, and Maryellen Weimer, eds. Classroom Communication: Collected Readings..

Theodore C. Humphrey

Nelson, Michael, and Associates. Alive at the Core: Exemplary Approaches to General Education in the Humanities.

Richard Boyd & Elizabeth Colwill

Palloff, Rena M., and Keith Pratt. Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom: The Realities of Online Teaching.

A. Sandy Parsons

Palloff, Rena M., and Keith Pratt. The Virtual Student: A Profile and Guide to Working with Online Learners.

Mark Thompson

Palomba, Catherine A., and Trudy W. Banta. Assessing Student Competence in Accredited Disciplines: Pioneering Approaches to Assessment in Higher Education.

Mary Allen

Participants in the Project on Strong Foundations for General Education. Strong Foundations: Twelve Principles for Effective General Education Programs.

Lois Feuer

Pittinsky, Matthew S., ed. The Wired Tower: Perspectives on the Impact of the Internet on Higher Education.

Chris Street

Qualters, Donna M. and Miriam Rosalyn Diamond. Chalk Talk: E-advice from Jonas Chalk, Legendary College Teacher.

Gary A. Cretser

Rendón, Laura. "Validating Culturally Diverse Students." Innovative Higher Education 191 (1994): 33-51.

Carol Zitzer-Comfort

Rhoads, Robert A. Freedom's Web: Student Activism in an Age of Cultural Diversity.

David A. Reichard

Richards, Janet C., and Sharon K. Miller. Doing Academic Writing in Education: Connecting the Personal and the Professional.

Katharine Peake

Rockman, Ilene and Associates. Integrating Information Literacy into the Higher Education Curriculum: Practical Models for Transformation.

Lorie Roth

Ruch, Richard S. Higher Ed, Inc.

Stephen Pronchick

Ryan, Katherine E., ed. Evaluating Teaching in Higher Education: A Vision for the Future.

Michelle A. Saint-Germain

Ryan, Katherine E., ed. Evaluating Teaching in Higher Education: A Vision for the Future.

David Winzenz and Marilyn Winzenz

Sarasin, Lynne Celli. Learning Style Perspectives: Impact in the Classroom.

Caron Mellblom

Schoenfeld, A. Clay, and Magnan, Robert. Mentor In A Manual--Climbing The Academic Ladder to Tenure.

Darci L. Strother

Sedlacek, William E. Beyond the Big Test: Noncognitive Assessment in Higher Education.

Gary A. Cretser

Shulman, Lee S. Teaching as Community Property: Essays on Higher Education.

Mark Wiley

Smith, Barbara Leigh, and McCann, John, eds. Reinventing Ourselves: Interdisciplinary Education, Collaborative Learning, and Experimentation in Higher Education.

Nancy Page Fernandez

Stanley, Christine A. & M. Erin Porter, editors. Engaging Large Classes: Strategies and Techniques for College Faculty.

Robert E. Bleicher

Strand, Kerry J., et al. Community-Based Research and Higher Education: Principles and Practices.

Dorothy D. Wills

Tagg, John. The Learning Paradigm College.

Karen S. Langlois

Upcraft, M. Lee, et al.
Challenging and Supporting the First-Year Student: A Handbook for Improving the First Year of College.

Hend Gilli-Elewy

Vella, Jane. Dialogue Education at Work: A Case Book.

María Dolores Costa

Vella, Jane. Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach: The Power of Dialogue in Educating Adults, Revised Edition.

Elaine M. Blyler

Walvoord, Barbara E., and Virginia Johnson Anderson. Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment.

Richard Noel

Walvoord, Barbara E., et al. Academic Departments: How They Work, How They Change.

Scott G. McNall

Weigel, Van B. Deep Learning for a Digital Age: Technology's Untapped Potential to Enrich Higher Education.

Kathleen Lant

Weimer, Maryellen. Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice.

Merri Lynn Casem

Weimer, Maryellen, and Rose Ann Neff, eds. Teaching College: Collected Readings for the New Instructor.

K. Sarah Hall

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000.

Carole Srole

Wulff, Donald H., Ann E. Austin, and Associates. Paths to the Professoriate: Strategies for Enriching the Preparation of Future Faculty.

Mariusz Ozminkowski

Zlotkowski, Edward, ed. Service-Learning and The First-Year Experience: Preparing Students for Personal Success and Civic Responsibility.

Debra David

Zull, James E.The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning.

Cynthia Desrochers

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