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Quick Hits for New Faculty : Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers - Rosanne M. Cordell

Quick Hits for New Faculty

Successful Strategies by Award-Winning Teachers

By: Rosanne M. Cordell (Editor), Elisabeth M. Lucal (Editor), Robin K. Morgan (Editor), Sharon Hamilton (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th September 2004
ISBN: 9780253217097
Number Of Pages: 140

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This is the third and latest book in the "Quick Hits" tradition of providing sound advice from award-winning college faculty. This volume is designed to help new faculty negotiate the challenges of college teaching. Articles and strategies range from planning for that first day in the classroom, to evaluating student learning, documenting teaching, and understanding the politics of teaching and learning in the department and institution. This volume expands each "quick hit" with additional background information, rationale, and resources. Quick Hits for New Faculty guides new faculty through the start of a very important journey, a journey that ultimately will take the teacher from novice to accomplished professional.

Getting Startedp. 1
Truths My Father Told Mep. 3
Getting Startedp. 4
Creating a Syllabusp. 6
Top 10 Practices that Lead to Student Successp. 10
Engaging Students in the Development of the Syllabusp. 13
Reflect, Refine, and Refreshp. 15
Staying Sane in Academiap. 17
Scheduling Special Eventsp. 18
Grading & Feedbackp. 19
Course Participation and Self-Gradingp. 21
Measuring and Assessing Class Participationp. 21
Learning by Teachingp. 25
Using Students to Provide Prompt Feedbackp. 26
So What's Your Grading Philosophy?p. 28
Testing: If You're Going to Do It, Do It Rightp. 35
First Dayp. 37
The First Class: Making an Impressionp. 39
Classroom Discussion Normsp. 40
The First Day of Class--Don't Waste a Minutep. 44
Diffusing Course Anxietyp. 47
Building Rapport With Your Studentsp. 47
Dealing With Side Conversationsp. 50
Getting to Know Your Students in a Large Lecture Classp. 51
The Use of Discipline-Related Ice Breaker in the First Week of a Coursep. 52
Are You Out There?p. 55
Communication as the Problem and the Solutionp. 57
Getting Students to Talk--From Day Onep. 59
Facilitating Daily Classroom Conversationsp. 59
What Do Your Students Really Know?p. 62
Community of Learnersp. 63
Arranging the Roomp. 64
Are There Any Questions?p. 67
How Do You Know What Your Students Know?p. 67
Life Happensp. 70
The Student Panel as a Class-Participation Techniquep. 70
How Do I Know What They Know?p. 72
Making Higher Education "Brain Compatible"p. 74
Good Practice and Good Intentionsp. 76
Getting Supportp. 77
Making Use of Available Support Resourcesp. 79
Paired Teachingp. 80
Is There a Mentor in the House?p. 81
Book an Appointment @ Your Libraryp. 82
Preparing to Teachp. 85
Lessons From the Disciplinesp. 87
Improving Quality of Study Timep. 89
Something Old, Something Newp. 89
This Isn't Art Classp. 93
The Nature of Realityp. 93
Writing Dialogues To Enhance Student Learningp. 95
Linking Mathematics With Computer & Information Technologyp. 96
Video, Worksheets, and Classroom Discussionp. 98
Helping Students Think About--and Do--"Good Work"p. 99
Transforming the Basic Coursep. 101
Hints for Adding Color to the Pedagogical Palettep. 103
In-class Writing to Advance Critical Thinkingp. 110
Demonstrating Computer Applicationsp. 110
Praxis Paperp. 111
From "Mistakes" to "Mastery"p. 114
Keeping Trackp. 117
How Do I Get Started on a Teaching Portfolio?p. 119
Course Notebooksp. 122
Getting Started on a Teaching Portfoliop. 122
Annual Report Preparationp. 125
Contributorsp. 127
Referencesp. 129
Subject Indexp. 139
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ISBN: 9780253217097
ISBN-10: 0253217091
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 15th September 2004
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.48 x 21.39  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.37

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