Using empirical research, Effective College and University Teaching gives faculty and graduate teaching assistants the strategies and tactics they need for excellence in teaching. Whereas the majority of books on college and university teaching are 'how to' books, this volume provides both the rationale and a detailed guide for how to use and teach these practices to others. Written by leading scholars and expert master teachers, this volume outlines, reviews, and discusses the best practices for becoming effective teachers for undergraduate courses. 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. Key Features 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.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc