Lending Library

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang
Offers models and principles that can be adapted for your courses to create small teaching strategies to measure changes and effectiveness of techniques.
Assessing and Improving Your Teaching: Strategies & Rubrics for Faculty Growth & Student Learning by Phyllis Blumberg
Case studies of completed critical reflection rubrics from a variety of disciplines, including the performing and visual arts and the hard sciences.
Peer Instruction: A User’s Manual
A guide for instructors on how to plan and implement Peer Instruction lectures.
Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice by Maryellen Weimer
This book discusses how to tie teaching and curriculum to the process and objectives of learning rather than to the content delivery alone.
Contemplative Practices in Higher Education by Daniel P. Barbezat and Mirabai Bush
Ideas for the practical application of contemplative practices across the academic curriculum.
Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses by L. Dee Fink (2013)
Focuses on knowledge, tools, and strategies so educators can creatively design courses that will result in significant learning experiences.
Just-in-Time Teaching by Gregor Novak and Andrew Gavrin
Offers a teaching and learning methodology that uses feedback from pre-class web assignments to adjust classroom lessons for rapid responses.
Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing,  Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom by John C. Bean
Offers new material including: dealing with genre and discourse community theory, quantitative/scientific literacy, and blended and online learning.
The Power of Mindful Learning by Ellen J. Langer
Using an innovative theory of mindfulness, this book offers tools to dramatically enhance the way we learn.
Mindful Teaching and Learning by Karen Ragoonaden
Discusses how mindful practices can inform and support pedagogy, curriculum, and leadership initiatives in higher education.
Mindful Tech by David M. Leary
A guide to being more relaxed, attentive, balanced and effective while online. Includes exercises to help observe, reflect and make meaningful changes.
Meaningful Course Revision: Enhancing Academic Engagement Using Student Learning Data by Catherine M. Whelburg (2006)
A practical guide for collecting information about how well students are reaching your course goals.
Promoting Integrated and Transformative Assessment: A Deeper Focus on Student Learning by Catherine M. Wehlburg (2008)
Outlines an integrated and ongoing system for assessment that both prepares for an accreditation visit and truly enhances student learning.
Assessing for Learning: Building a Sustainable Commitment Across the Institution by Peggy L. Maki (2010)
Pragmatic, real-world applications from which nearly any assessment practitioner will benefit.
Reframing Writing Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning by Linda Adler-Kassner and Peggy O'Neill (2010)
Provides help for writing faculty and administrators to frame discussions of writing assessements to accurately represent research-based practices.
The First-Year Seminar: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Courses to Support Student Learning and Success by Daniel B. Friedman (2012)
Offers suggestions for practice grounded in research, the literature on the teaching and learning, and campus-based examples.
Teaching First-Year College Students by Bette LaSere Erickson, Calvin B. Peters and Diane Weltner Strommer (2006)
Offers information on the goals of first year instruction, evaluating student learning, and constructing evaluation tools and assessments.
Creating Self-Regulated Learners by Linda Nilson (2013)
This book includes tested activities and assignments and explains how to seamlessly incorporate them into course design.
Developing Learner-Centered Teaching: A Practical Guide for Faculty by Phyllis Blumberg (2008)
A practical and effective resource for putting the learner-centered model into action — filled with self-assessments and worksheets.
Assessment in Practice: Putting Principles to Work on College Campuses
Illustrate methods and techniques of assessment covering a wide range of objectives in diverse types of institutions.
Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College by Barbara E. Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson (2009)
This book shows how to integrate the grading process with course objectives and is filled with illustrative examples, including a sample syllabus.
Assessment Clear and Simple: A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments, and General Education by Barbara E. Walwoord (2010)
A step-by-step guide for the assessment process. addresses using standardized tests, portfolios, and e-portfolios. Includes planning tools.