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What the best college teachers do / by Bain, Ken.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-200) and index.Introduction: Defining the best -- What do they know about how we learn? -- How do they prepare to teach? -- What do they expect of their students? -- How do they conduct class? -- How do they treat their students? -- How do they evaluate their students and themselves?What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is--it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out--but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe in two things: that teaching matters, and that students can learn. Bain describes examples of ingenuity and compassion, of students' discoveries of new ideas and the depth of their own potential. This book is a source of insight and inspiration for first-year teachers and seasoned educators.--From publisher's description.
Subjects: College teaching; Effective teaching; Whitman College;
© 2004., Harvard University Press,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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Kirtland Community College master agreement / by Kirtland Community College.Board of Trusteesauthor.; Kirtland Federation of TeachersNegotiating Team.;
Subjects: Kirtland Community College; Collective bargaining;
© 1974-, Kirtland Community College;
Available copies: 11 / Total copies: 11
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Still Alice [sound recording] : a novel / by Genova, Lisa.;
Read by the author.An accomplished woman slowly loses her thoughts and memories to Alzheimer's disease, only to discover that each day brings a new way of living and loving.
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Fiction.; Alzheimer's disease; Women college teachers;
© [2014], c2009., Simon & Schuster Audio,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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The Rosie project / by Simsion, Graeme C.;
Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. He sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. She will be punctual and logical, most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Then he meets Rosie Jarman, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife. Rosie is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent, and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie, and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.
Subjects: Love stories.; College teachers; Genetics; Marriage;
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Quick hits for adjunct faculty and lecturers : successful strategies by award-winning teachers / by Morgan, Robin K.,1961-; Olivares, Kimberly T.; Becker, Jon.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Non-tenure-track lecturers and adjunct instructors face particular challenges at US colleges, including heavy teaching loads, lack of office space, little control over the selection of course topics or textbooks, and long commutes between jobs at two or more schools. Quick Hits for Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers contains short, practice-oriented articles by experienced instructors that offer valuable teaching and career tips for balancing competing demands, addressing student issues, managing classrooms, and enhancing professional development.
Subjects: College teaching; College teachers, Part-time;
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Handbook II : advanced teaching strategies for adjunct faculty / by Greive, Donald,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-165) and index.
Subjects: College teachers.; College teachers, Part-time.; Adult education teachers.; Education, Higher.; Teaching.; College teaching.; Universities and colleges;
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The art of teaching / by Parini, Jay.;
Beginnings -- My life in school -- The teaching life -- Nitty-gritty -- Endings.Writer and critic Parini looks back over his own decades of trials, errors, and triumphs, in a memoir replete with hard-won wisdom about the teacher's craft for instructors of all levels. He offers valuable insight into the many challenges that educators face, from establishing a persona in the classroom, to fostering relationships with students, to balancing a teaching load with academic writing and research.
Subjects: Parini, Jay.; College teachers; College teaching;
© 2005., Oxford University Press,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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Higher education by design : best practices for curricular planning and instruction / by Mackh, Bruce M.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Beginning with the end in mind -- Understanding educational theory -- Creating course outcomes and objectives -- Assessing student learning -- Planning for effective instruction -- Writing as instruction and assessment -- Incorporating engaged learning -- Teaching effectively -- Planning for interdisciplinary collaboration -- Meeting 21st century challenges: synthesis and application -- Becoming the educator you want to be.Faculty in higher education are disciplinary experts, but they seldom receive formal training in teaching. Higher Education by Design uses the principles of design thinking to bridge this gap through practical examples and step-by-step instructions based on educational theory and best practices in pedagogical and curricular development. This book offers practical advice for effective teaching and instruction, interdisciplinary curricular collaborations, writing course syllabi, creating course outcomes and objectives, planning assessments, and building curricular content. Whether you are a seasoned professor or new instructor, the strategies in this book can improve your practice as an educator. [From publisher's description].
Subjects: College teachers; Teacher participation in curriculum planning.; Effective teaching.;
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Essential teaching principles : a resource collection for adjunct faculty / by Weimer, Maryellen,1947-compiler,editor.;
Includes bibliographical referencesResearch-driven and classroom-tested best practices to help adjuncts develop the knowledge and skills required to run a successful classroom.Effective instruction essentials -- Course design principles -- Students and learning -- Creating climates for learning -- Teaching online -- Quizzes, exams, and finals: assessment that promotes learning -- Feedback and grading -- Feedback for teachers.
Subjects: College teaching; College teachers, Part-time; Effective teaching.;
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Plagiarism in higher education : tackling tough topics in academic integrity / by Eaton, Sarah Elaine,author.;
A brief history of plagiarism -- Contextualizing and defining plagiarism in higher education -- Intentionality, textuality, and other complicating factors -- A multistakeholder systems approach to plagiarism : the 4M framework -- Evaluation and assessment -- Self-plagiarism -- Academic file sharing : sharing is caring, and other myths -- Contract cheating : outsourced academic work -- Diversity, equity, and inclusion -- Recognizing, reporting, and resolving plagiarism -- Plagiarism by professors and researchers -- Conclusion : contemplating the future of plagiarism.Includes bibliographical references and index."With considerations for students, faculty members, librarians, and researchers, this book will explain and help to mitigate plagiarism in higher education contexts. Plagiarism is a complex issue that affects many stakeholders in higher education, but it isn't always well understood. This text provides an in-depth, evidence-based understanding of plagiarism with the goal of engaging campus communities in informed conversations about proactive approaches to plagiarism. Offering practical suggestions for addressing plagiarism campus-wide, this book tackles such messy topics as self-plagiarism, plagiarism among international students, essay mills, and contract cheating. It also answers such tough questions as: Why do students plagiarize, and why don't faculty always report it? ; Why are plagiarism cases so hard to manage? ; What if researchers themselves plagiarize? ; How can we design better learning assessments to prevent plagiarism? ; When should we choose human detection versus text-matching software? This nonjudgmental book focuses on academic integrity from a teaching and learning perspective, offering comprehensive insights into various aspects of plagiarism with a particular lens on higher education to benefit the entire campus community." -- Publisher's description
Subjects: Plagiarism.; Education, Higher; College teachers;
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 1
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