Effective College and University Teaching
Strategies and Tactics for the New Professoriate
- William Buskist - Auburn University, USA
- Victor A. Benassi - University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA
Psychology (General) | Sociology (General) | Study Skills (PG)
Aimed at the professional development of teachers at the college and university level, the book provides full coverage of those topics central to efficacious teaching practices such as developing a teaching philosophy, becoming an ethical teacher, and fostering active learning in the classroom.
Offers strategies and tactics for incorporating state of the art best practices in college courses to enhance student learning outcomes.
Provides an overview of effective active learning techniques and how to incorporate them in teaching.Includes guide to designing, implementing, and grading effective quizzes, tests, and writing activities.
Includes a full chapter on how to incorporate important diversity issues into their teaching.
This book is intended for graduate students who aspire to academic careers, new faculty making the transition to the professoriate, program directors and supervisors of graduate student teacher training, directors of teaching and learning centers, and seasoned faculty who may wish to update or otherwise improve their pedagogical knowledge and teaching.
William Buskist is the Distinguished Professor in the Teaching of Psychology at Auburn University and a Faculty Fellow at Auburn's Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.
Victor Benassi is a professor of psychology and faculty director of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Center for Teaching Excellence.
“As the editors point out, this text offers a good measure of rationale theory as well as practical aspects. This is critical for two reasons. One, this approach allows for a cogent verification process of the ideas in the text via empirical research. Second, this allows, from a practical perspective, TAs and their trainers to understand why things work the way they do (or at least should) and how to make adjustments (and the reasons that should underlie those adjustments) if things to not work.”
“This is a very exciting project and I am looking forward to it being published. Apart from being helmed by two exemplary teachers (and great individuals), there is a strong line up of authors. Although there are many other books out there with information that overlaps, the thrust of this book as nicely specified in the proposal takes a voice and direction that none of the other mentioned books take (and I have seen them all). Together with the fact that this will be the most up to date book of the lot it takes the perspective of educating GTA supervisors and is not just a 'tips' book.”