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Teaching in the University

Learning from Graduate Students and Early Career Faculty

by Donna Westfall-Rudd, Courtney Vengrin, Jeremy Elliott-Engel

Teaching in the University

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Book Description

Teaching in the University: Learning from Graduate Students and Early Career Faculty provides insight and strategies for successful teaching, advising, and mentoring postsecondary students. In particular, the authors offer support and encouragement for implementing student-centered teaching practices relevant to college classrooms. This book is designed for new university teaching faculty and graduate teaching assistants looking for innovative teaching resources.

As an Open Educational Resource (OER), this textbook provides university instructors free access to high-quality teaching materials based on the experiences of fellow new instructors. Twenty contributors and two co-editors from the current students and alumni of university teaching scholars programs offer this resource for fellow faculty and graduate students to improve instruction and engagement. Each chapter comes from the experiences and expertise of these talented individuals who speak directly to their peers.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC). You can download Teaching in the University ebook for free in PDF format (4.3 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Relational Learning: Creating a "Working Alliance" in the Classroom
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Indigenizing Your Classroom: A Practice in Inclusion Pedagogy
Chapter 4
Teaching Practices for Student-Centered Learning Online
Chapter 5
Technology Makes It Easier
Chapter 6
Fun Fridays: Incorporating Hands-on Learning into Lecture Courses
Chapter 7
Using Grade Appeals as a Learning Tool
Chapter 8
How to Oversee a Laboratory Course Taught by Teaching Assistants: Experiences in the Lab and Field
Chapter 9
Teaching, Training, and Mentoring Students in Research Practices Inside and Outside the Classroom
Chapter 10
The Power of Extension: Research, Teaching, and Outreach for Broader Impacts
Chapter 11
Program Planning for Community Engagement and Broader Impacts
Chapter 12
Personalized Advising that Is Purposely Inconsistent: The Constants of Great Advisors and the Variability that Demands Adaptability
Chapter 13
Engaging the Fear: How to Utilize Student Evaluations, Accept Feedback, and Further Teaching Practice

Book Details

Teaching in the University
Education and Teaching
Virginia Tech Publishing
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
PDF Size
4.3 MB

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