Recommended Readings Archive


[7/19/2017] Dear New Instructor: It's Not All On You

Goodblar, D. (2017, June 28). Dear new instructor: It’s not all on you. https://goo.gl/bBgfuH

[7/12/2017] Effective Online Teaching

O’Malley, Sharon. (2017, July 12). Effective online teaching. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com

If you’re planning to teach online, the CTL is here to help! Schedule a consultation or visit our website to review our resources on online learning activities and instructional technology.

[7/5/2017] What if Students Revolt?

Seidel, S. B., & Tanner, K. D. (2013). “What if students revolt?”—considering student resistance: origins, options, and opportunities for investigation. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 12(4), 586-595. https://goo.gl/bEJjyP


[6/29/2017] Reducing the Gender Achievement Gap in College Science

Miyake, A., Kost-Smith, L. E., Finkelstein, N. D., Pollock, S. J., Cohen, G. L., & Ito, T. A. (2010). Reducing the gender achievement gap in college science: A classroom study of values affirmation. Science330(6008), 1234-1237. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/330/6008/1234.full


[6/21/2017] Students' Rising Expectations Pose Challenge to Online Programs

Blumenstyk, G. (2017, June 20). Students’ rising expectations pose challenge to online programs. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://tinyurl.com/ycwzkhws

[6/14/2017] Structure Matters: Twenty-one Teaching Strategies to Promote Student Engagement and Cultivate Classroom Equity

Tanner, K. D. (2013). Structure matters: twenty-one teaching strategies to promote student engagement and cultivate classroom equity. CBE-Life Sciences Education12(3), 322-331. http://www.lifescied.org/content/12/3/322.full

[6/7/2017] Stop Talking, Start Walking

Rockquemore, K. A. (2017, June 5). Stop talking, start walking. Tomorrow’s Professor, 1574https://tomprof.stanford.edu/posting/1574

[5/31/2017] Developing Media-savvy Students

Siena, S. (2017, March 21). Developing media-savvy students. Inside Higher Ed.  https://tinyurl.com/ydy4qhr7

 

[5/23/2017] Don’t Be Alone During Office Hours

Freishtat, R. (2017, January 10). Don’t be alone during office hours. Tomorrow’s Professor, 1570. https://tomprof.stanford.edu/posting/1570 

 

[5/17/2017] Taking Time to Refresh, Recharge and Recommit

Weimer, M. (2017, May 17). Taking time to refresh, recharge, and recommit. Faculty Focus. http://tinyurl.com/lczkqux

 

[5/11/2017] 5 Posts Looking Ahead to Summer

Williams, G. (2017, May 3). 5 posts looking ahead to summer. The Chronicle of Higher Education  http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/5-posts-looking-ahead-to-summer/64003

[5/5/2017] 5 Posts Looking Ahead to Summer

Williams, G. (2017, May 3). 5 posts looking ahead to summer. The Chronicle of Higher Education  http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/5-posts-looking-ahead-to-summer/64003

[4/26/2017] Grading Advice for the End-of-Semester Crunch

Weimer, M. (2009, December 15). Grading advice for the end-of-semester crunch. Faculty Focus. http://tinyurl.com/l6m5noq

[4/19/2017] Getting Our Students Wrong

Goodblar, D. (2017, April 19). Getting our students wrong. The Chronicle of Higher Educationhttp://tinyurl.com/mqez5xa 

[4/12/2017] Learning More About Active Learning

Gooblar, D. (2016, June 29). Learning more about active learning. Chronicle of Higher Education. https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1457-learning-more-about-active-learning 

Read this article for a discussion of evidence suggesting that in order to use active learning strategies effectively, you need to know how to use them well.

[4/5/2017] Scientific Posters: A Plea from a Conference Attendee

Persky, A. M. (2016). Scientific posters: A plea from a conference attendee. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 80(10), Article 162, 1-3. 
http://www.ajpe.org/doi/full/10.5688/ajpe8010162

[3/29/2017] Sometimes You Soar

Nesteruk, J. (2017, March 28). Sometimes you soar. Inside Higher Ed.  http://tinyurl.com/my3stry

[3/15/2017] Participation Points: Making Student Engagement Visible

Almagno, S. (2017, March 13). Participation points: Making student engagement visible. Faculty Focushttp://hubs.ly/H06FQTs0

[2/28/2017] How To Deal With Difficult Students

Reis, R. (2017, February 13). How to deal with difficult students. Tomorrow’s Professor. https://tomprof.stanford.edu/posting/1542

This posting has eight helpful suggestions about how to handle challenging students. It is from chapter 6, How to Run Your Class, of this book: Spalding, D. (2014). Teach your students. Change the world. Wiley Periodicals: San Francisco, CA.

[2/22/2017] How To Deal With Difficult Students

Reis, R. (2017, February 13). How to deal with difficult students. Tomorrow’s Professor. https://tomprof.stanford.edu/posting/1542

This posting has eight helpful suggestions about how to handle challenging students. It is from chapter 6, How to Run Your Class, of this book: Spalding, D. (2014). Teach your students. Change the world. Wiley Periodicals: San Francisco, CA.

[2/16/2017] Being Black, Being Male on Campus

Tate, E. (2017, February 9). ‘Being black, being male on campus’. Inside Higher Ed., https://tinyurl.com/zqarmuz

This article contains an interview with Derrick R. Brooms, author of Being Black Being Male on Campus.

[2/9/2017] Three Common Demands from Students in Large Classes

Reis, R. (2017, February 6) Three common demands from students in large classes and what to do about them. Tomorrow’s Professor, 106(2). https://tomprof.stanford.edu/mail/1540  

[2/1/2017] Evidence-Based Study Strategy

Weimer, M. (2017, January 18). Interleaving: An evidence-based study strategy. Faculty Focus.  http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/interleaving-evidence-based-study-strategy/

[1/18/2017] Reflective Writing and the Revision Process

Giles, S. L. (2010). Reflective writing and the revision process: What were you thinking? In Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky (Eds.) Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Vol. 1 (pp. 191-204). Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, http://tinyurl.com/gnfmpzx

[1/12/2017] The Benefits of Good Teaching Extend Beyond Course Achievement

Loes, C. N., & Pascarella, E. T. (2015). The benefits of good teaching extend beyond course achievement. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 15(2), 1-13. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1059427.pdf

[1/3/2017] How can we minimize grade challenges?

 Goodblar, D. (2017, January 4). How can we minimize grade challenges? The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1656-how-can-we-minimize-grade-challenges

[12/19/2016] Our Top 11 Teaching and Learning Articles of 2016

Faculty Focus http://tinyurl.com/j9qadn3

[12/15/2016] Revision is Essential in Teaching, Too

Goodblar, D. (2016, Dec. 14). Revision is essential in teaching, too. Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/fnKjc4

[12/7/2016] Thinking about end of course assessment and evaluation?

Either the blog or book chapter listed below is a good starting point for thinking about end of course assessment and evaluation. Together, the two pieces nourish some positive thinking about what to do next time about assessment and evaluation. 

Book Chapter

Bain, K. (2004). How do they evaluate their students and themselves? Chapter 7 in What the Best College Teachers Do. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Available as an online resource at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus through University Library: http://iucat.iu.edu/catalog/13877676

Available as a book at many IU campuses: http://iucat.iu.edu/catalog/13877676 

Blog Post

Center for Teaching and Learning, Macomb Community College (2013, June 4). How the best teachers evaluate their students and themselves, matters [Web Log Post]. Retrieved from http://ctl.emacomb.com/blog/2013/06/04/how-the-best-teachers-evaluate-their-students-and-themselves-matters/

[11/30/2016] A New Twist on End-of-Semester Evaluations

Faculty Focus http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/philosophy-of-teaching/a-new-twist-on-end-of-semester-evaluations/

[11/21/2016] Thanksgiving: Binge or Break?

Rockquemore, K. (November 22, 2010). Thanksgiving:  Binge or break? Inside Higher Ed. https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/surviving/fall11.

[11/18/2016] Meet the Professor Who's Trying to Help You Steer Clear of Clickbait

Dreid, N. (November 17, 2016). Meet the professor who’s trying to help you steer clear of clickbait. The Chronicle of Higher Education. http://tinyurl.com/hjz6rfl

[11/18/2016] Returning to the Classroom After the Election

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan (November 9, 2016). Returning to the classroom after the election. http://crlt.umich.edu/node/93815

[11/18/2016] Lesson Plans After the Shock

Zamudio-Suarez, F. (November 10, 2016). Lesson plans after the shock: How instructors treated Trump’s win in the classroom. The Chronicle of Higher Education. http://tinyurl.com/hb7zbgb

[11/9/2016] Returning to the Classroom After the Election

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan (November 9, 2016). Returning to the classroom after the election. http://crlt.umich.edu/node/93815.

[11/9/2016] Lesson Plans After the Shock

Zamudio-Suarez, F. (November 10, 2016). Lesson plans after the shock: How instructors treated Trump’s win in the classroom. The Chronicle of Higher Education. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Lesson-Plans-After-the-Shock-/238360?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=eb76b0c7373e431b9a2fccef2f04e913&elq=fd4637d6ab4b423e9d0786cb07646db4&elqaid=11440&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4467.

[11/3/2016] SoTL Evidence on Promotion and Tenure Vitas

Marcketti, S. B., & Freeman, S. (2016). SoTL evidence on promotion and tenure vitas at a research university. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 16(5), 19-31. http://josotl.indiana.edu/article/view/21152/28638

[10/26/2016] Teaching Intervention Increases Underserved College Student Success

Winkelmes, M., et al. (2016). A teaching intervention that increases underserved college student success.  Peer Review, 18(1/2).  https://www.aacu.org/peerreview/2016/winter-spring/Winkelmes

[10/19/2016] Teaching Intervention Increases Underserved College Student Success

Winkelmes, M., et al. (2016). A teaching intervention that increases underserved college student success.  Peer Review, 18(1/2).  https://www.aacu.org/peerreview/2016/winter-spring/Winkelmes

[10/10/2016] Teaching More by Grading Less

Schinske, J., & Tanner, K. (2014). Teaching more by grading less (or differently). CBE Life Sciences Education, 13(2), 159-166. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4041495/

[10/5/2016] Teaching More by Grading Less

Schinske, J., & Tanner, K. (2014). Teaching more by grading less (or differently). CBE Life Sciences Education, 13(2), 159-166. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4041495/

[9/30/2016] The Mentoring Buck Stops Here

The mentoring buck stops here. (2016, September 22). The Chronicle of Higher Education.
https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1552-the-mentoring-buck-stops-here

[9/21/2016] Diversity in Academe

Diversity in Academe: Disability on Campus (September 18, 2016). The Chronicle of Higher Education. www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Diversity-in-Academe-/55

[9/15/2016] Facilitating Change in Undergraduate STEM Instructional Practices

Henderson, C., Beach, A., & Finkelstein, N. (2011). Facilitating change in undergraduate STEM instructional practices: An analytic review of the literature. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 48(8), 952-984.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tea.20439/full

[9/7/2016] What college teachers should know about memory

College Teaching, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/87567555.2011.580636 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/87567555.2011.580636

[9/1/2016] Teaching and Learning in a Tense Election Season

http://www.crlt.umich.edu/node/92763

[8/24/2016] It's Time To Ditch Our Deadlines

Boucher, E. (2016, August 22)  It’s time to ditch our deadlines, The Chonicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from http://chronicle.com/article/It-s-Time-to-Ditch-Our/237530.

[8/11/2016] Test-enhanced Learning

Brame, C. J., & Biel, R. (2015). Test-enhanced learning: The potential for testing to promote greater learning in undergraduate science courses. CBE-Life Sciences Education14(2), 1-12.  http://www.lifescied.org/content/14/2/es4.long

[8/3/2016] Test-enhanced Learning

Brame, C. J., & Biel, R. (2015). Test-enhanced learning: The potential for testing to promote greater learning in undergraduate science courses. CBE-Life Sciences Education14(2), 1-12.  http://www.lifescied.org/content/14/2/es4.long

[7/27/2016] Classroom Interpersonal Microaggressions

Suárez-Orozco, C., Casanova, S., Martin, M., Katsiaficas, D., Cuellar, V., Smith, N. A., & Dias, S. I. (2015). Toxic rain in class: Classroom interpersonal microaggressions. Educational Researcher, 44(3), 151-160. 10.3102/0013189X15580314. http://edr.sagepub.com/content/44/3/151.full

[7/21/2016] Assessment of Student Engagement in Higher Education

Mandernach, B. J. (2015). Assessment of student engagement in higher education: A synthesis of literature and assessment tools. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research12(2), 1-14. Available to download here: http://www.ijlter.org/index.php/ijlter/article/view/367/167

[6/29/2016] Making Learning Meaningful

Kuh, G. D. (2016), Making learning meaningful: Engaging students in ways that matter to them.  New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2016 (45), 49-56. doi:10.1002/tl.20174.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/tl.20174

[6/22/2016] Making Learning Meaningful

Kuh, G. D. (2016), Making learning meaningful: Engaging students in ways that matter to them.  New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2016 (45), 49-56. doi:10.1002/tl.20174.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/tl.20174

[6/15/2016] How to Read a Student Evaluation

Perlmutter, D. D. (October 30, 2011). How to read a student evaluation. The Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Read-a-Student/129553?cid=rclink

[6/8/2016] Teaching Across Difference

Silin, J. (2016). Teaching across difference. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 48(2), 32-33., DOI: 10.1080/00091383.2016.1163202. Click here to view article

[6/1/2016] How Do People Learn?

Reis, R. (2016, June 2). How do people learn? Tomorrow’s teaching and learning. Message posted to Tomorrow’s Professor listserv [Msg 1495], archived at https://tomprof.stanford.edu/posting/1495

[5/26/2016] Using SoTL to Enhance Your Academic Position

Smith, R.A., & Schwartz, B. M. (Eds.), (2015). Using SoTL to enhance your academic position. Retreived from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/usingsotl.

[5/18/2016] Just Listen

Lowman, J. & Aldrich, H. (2016, February). Just Listen. National Teaching & Learning Forum, 25(2), 1-3.

[5/5/2016] A better way to evaluate undergraduate teaching

Weiman, C. (2015).  A better way to evaluate undergraduate teaching.  Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 47(1). 6-15

[4/27/2016] A better way to evaluate undergraduate teaching

Weiman, C. (2015).  A better way to evaluate undergraduate teaching.  Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 47(1). 6-15

[4/13/2016] Cyber Peer-Led Team Learning (cPLTL)

Feder, E., Khan, I., Mazur, G., Vernon, T., Janke, T., Newbrough, J., Shuck, L., Zhu, L., & Varma-Nelson,P. (2016). Accessing collaborative online learning with mobile technology in Cyber Peer-Led Team LearningEDUCAUSE Review Online, 51(2).

Mauser, K., Sours, J., Banks, J. V., Newbrough, R., Janke, T., Shuck, L., Zhu, L., Ammerman, G., & Varma-Nelson, P. (2011). Cyber Peer-led Team Learning (cPLTL): Development and implementation, EDUCAUSE Review Online, 34.

Smith, J., Wilson, S.B., Banks, J., Zhu, L., & Varma-Nelson, P. (2014). Replicating Peer-led Team Learning in cyberspace: Research, opportunities, and challenges. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 51(6), 714-740.

McDaniel, J., Metcalf, S., Sours, J., Janke, T., Newbrough, J. R., Shuck, L., & Varma-Nelson, P. V. (2013). Supporting student collaboration in cyberspace: A cPLTL study of web conferencing platforms, EDUCAUSE Review Online.

Varma-Nelson, P., & Banks, J. V. (2013). PLTL: Tracking the trajectory from face-to-face to on-line environments. In T. Holme, M. Cooper, and P. Varma-Nelson (Eds.), Trajectories of chemistry education innovation and reform (pp. 95-110). Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.

[4/7/2016] Cyber Peer-Led Team Learning (cPLTL)

Feder, E., Khan, I., Mazur, G., Vernon, T., Janke, T., Newbrough, J., Shuck, L., Zhu, L., & Varma-Nelson,P. (2016). Accessing collaborative online learning with mobile technology in Cyber Peer-Led Team LearningEDUCAUSE Review Online, 51(2).

Mauser, K., Sours, J., Banks, J. V., Newbrough, R., Janke, T., Shuck, L., Zhu, L., Ammerman, G., & Varma-Nelson, P. (2011). Cyber Peer-led Team Learning (cPLTL): Development and implementation, EDUCAUSE Review Online, 34.

Smith, J., Wilson, S.B., Banks, J., Zhu, L., & Varma-Nelson, P. (2014). Replicating Peer-led Team Learning in cyberspace: Research, opportunities, and challenges. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 51(6), 714-740.

McDaniel, J., Metcalf, S., Sours, J., Janke, T., Newbrough, J. R., Shuck, L., & Varma-Nelson, P. V. (2013). Supporting student collaboration in cyberspace: A cPLTL study of web conferencing platforms, EDUCAUSE Review Online.

Varma-Nelson, P., & Banks, J. V. (2013). PLTL: Tracking the trajectory from face-to-face to on-line environments. In T. Holme, M. Cooper, and P. Varma-Nelson (Eds.), Trajectories of chemistry education innovation and reform (pp. 95-110). Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.

[3/30/2016] Whistling Vivaldi: How stereotypes affect us and what we can do

Steele, Claude M. (2011). Whistling Vivaldi:  How stereotypes affect us and what we can do. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company.  Howard Gardner, author of Frames of Mind:  The Theory of Multiple Intelligences says:  "A remarkable story that begins with personal experience and sparkes ground-breaking research on stereotype threat, leadership of influential institutions, and most important- interventions that make a genuine difference in society."  

[3/25/2016] Small changes in teaching: The last 5 minutes of class

Lang, J. (March 7, 2016). Small changes in teaching: The last 5 minutes of class. Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from http://chronicle.com/article/Small-Changes-in-Teaching-The/235583

[3/17/2016] Small changes in teaching: The last 5 minutes of class

Lang, J. (March 7, 2016). Small changes in teaching: The last 5 minutes of class. Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from http://chronicle.com/article/Small-Changes-in-Teaching-The/235583

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