6 New Books Available

Monday, November 13, 2006 (Around 7 years ago)

The Faculty Development Library has purchased six new books for you to check out. If interested, please email cblaukat.

Learning through Serving: A Student Guidebook for Service-Learning across the Disciplines by Christine Cress, Peter Collier and Vicki Reitenauer Learning through Serving represents an important, highly useful student-orientated resource. Not only does it cover a range of topics from key definitions and distinctions, to team-building, intercultural sensitivity, and typical mistakes, but it also provides practical exercises for all the topics it discusses.

The Power of Problem-Based Learning: A Practical “How To” for Teaching Undergraduate Courses in Any Discipline by Barbara Duch, Susan Groh and Deborah Allen It is a practical guide for both faculty and administrators dedicated to using one of the great active learning methods, the one that trains students to be independent learners.

The Balancing Act: Gendered Perspectives in Faculty Roles and Work Lives by Susan Bracken, Jeanie Allen and Diane Dean This book challenges assumptions about how men and women manage the boundaries between their personal and professional lives and suggests new ways to creatively and collaboratively combine productive work lives and satisfying personal lives.

Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning by Dannelle Stevens and Antonia Levi This book takes the reader through the process of constructing rubrics, varied forms of rubrics, and a multitude of ways to use rubrics.

Outcomes-Based Academic and Co-Curricular Program Review: A Compilation of Institutional Good Practices by Marilee Bresciani This book recognizes and celebrates the diversity of American higher education by encouraging institutions to define for themselves the characteristics of effective assessment practices and develop genuine, meaningful processes that will contribute to the improvement of teaching, learning, and student development. It makes an important contribution to the scholarship of assessment by providing a research-based framework for merging student learning assessment processes with cyclical academic program review processes.

Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning: Professional Literature That Makes a Differenceby Maryellen Weimer. This book provides a much-needed guide, critique and roadmap of the scholarship of teaching and learning.

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