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Getting Started in Academia

Angelo, Thomas A. and K. Patricia Cross. 1993. Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bligh, Donald A. 2000. What's the Use of Lectures? San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Boice, Robert. 2000. Advice for New Faculty Members. Needham Heights, Mass.: Allyn and Bacon.

Fink, L. Dee. 2003. Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

McKeachie, Wilbert J. and others. 2005. McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers, 12th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.

Solem, M., Foote, K., and Monk, J. 2009. Aspiring Academics: A Resource Book for Graduate Students and Early Career Faculty. Pearson Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Solem, M., Foote, K., and Monk, J. 2009. Teaching College Geography: A Practical Guide for Graduate Students and Early Career Faculty. Pearson Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Career and Self-Mentoring Guides

Brookfield, Stephen D. 1995. Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Caplan, Paula J. 1993. Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman's Guide to Surviving in the Academic World. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Garcia, Mildred, ed. 2000. Succeeding in an Academic Career: A Guide for Faculty of Color. Westport, Conn. and London: Greenwood Press.

Goldsmith, John A., John Komlos, and Penny S. Gold. 2001. The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for Scholars from Graduate School Through Tenure. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Lucas, Christopher J. and John W. Murry, Jr. 2002. New Faculty: A Practical Guide for Academic Beginners. New York: Palgrave.

Reis, Richard M. 1997. Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering. New York: IEEE Press and Wiley.

Schoenfeld, Clay and Robert Magnan. 1994. Mentor in a Manual: Climbing the Academic Ladder to Tenure. Madison, WI: Atwood Publishing.

Toth, Emily. 1997. Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press.

Wankat, Phillip C. 2002. The Effective, Efficient Professor: Teaching, Scholarship and Service. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Wulff, Donald H. and Ann E. Austin, eds. 2004. Paths to the Professoriate: Strategies for Enriching the Preparation of Future Faculty. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

Active Learning

Bonwell, C.C. and Eison, J.A. 1991. Active Learning: Creating Excitement in the Classroom. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report 1. Washington, D.C. George Washington University.

Feedback and Assessment

C. Juwah, D. Macfarlane-Dick, B. Matthew, D. Nicol, D. Ross, & B. Smith. 2004. Enhancing student learning through effective formative feedback. Higher Education Academy, York, England.

Walvoord, B.E. and Anderson, V.J. 1998. Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Wiggins, G. 1998. Educative Assessment: Designing Assessments to Inform and Improve Student Performance. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Zubizarreta, J. 2004. The Learning Portfolio: Reflective Practice for Improving Student Learning. Bolton, MA: Anker.

Teaching with Small Groups

Michaelsen, L,K., Knight, A.B., and Fink, L.D.. 2004. Team-Based Learning: A Transformative Use of Small Groups in College Teaching. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Millis, B.J. and Cottell, P.G. 1998. Cooperative Learning for Higher Education Faculty. Phoenix: Oryx Press.

Power Issues and Alternative Paradigms

Weimer, Maryellen. 2002. Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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