Annotated Reading List

Annotated Reading List

Art Subjects: Making Artists in the American University
Howard Singerman
University of California Press 1999
N346.A1 S56, ISBN 0-520-21500-1
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A seminal book to understand the teaching of art nationally.

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life
Parker J. Palmer
1998 Jossey-Bass Inc. 199 pages
LB1775.p25, ISBN 0-7879-1058-9
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Contains inspirational chapters such as The Heart of A Teacher: Identity and Integrity in Teaching; A Culture of Fear: Education and the Disconnected Life; and The Hidden Wholeness: Paradox in Teaching and Learning.

The Academic Self , An Owner’s Manual
Donald E. Hall
The Ohio State University Press 2002, 130 pages
LB 2331 .H3122 2002, ISBN 97081425090
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Insightful and encouraging for new and long-term faculty. Examples of how to balance one’s professional life and one’s teaching life are given. Chapters are: “Self,” “Profession,” “Process,” “Collegiality,” “Community” and “Change.” A sample professional statement is an appendix. Recommended.

Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher
Stephen D. Brookfield
Jossey-Bass Publishers, 296 pages 1995
LB2331.B677, ISBN 0-7879-0131-8
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“Seeing Ourselves Through Our Students’ Eyes” and “Holding Critical Conversations
About Teaching” are sample chapters. Very good information on a deeper level than teaching-tips-style of books. For new and seasoned faculty.

The Art and Craft of Teaching
Dean K. Whitla

C. Roland Christensen
Harvard School of Education World Edition 144 pages Paperback
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A practical guide for everyone who must deliver a lecture, lead a discussion, assign a grade, or carry out the hundreds of tasks involved in being a successful teacher from the first day of school to the last.
1. Varieties of Teaching
James Wilkinson

2. The First Day of Class
Jeffrey Wolcowitz

3. The Theory and Practice of Lectures
Heather Dubrow and James Wilkinson

4. Questioning
Thomas P. Kasulis

5. The Multifaceted Role of the Section Leader
Ullica Segerstråle

6. The Rhythms of the Semester
Laura L. Nash

7. Teacher Essay-Writing in a Liberal Arts Curriculum
Heather Dubrow

8. Grading and Evaluation
Christopher M. Jedrey

9. Learning a New Art: Suggestions for Beginning Teachers
Richard Fraher_

The Chicago Handbook for Teachers : A Practical Guide to the College Classroom
The University of Chicago Press 1999
pbk 155 pages
LB 2331.C52332,ISBN 0-266-07512-5
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Contributors: Alan Brinkley, Betty Dessants, Michael Flamm, Cynthia Fleming, Charles Forcey, Eric Rothschild
Practical introductory handbook to collegiate teaching. A good beginning text.

Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research and Theory for College and University Teachers
Wilbert. J. McKeachie 1999, 379 pages
LB1738.M35,ISBN 0-395-90345-9
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Houghton Mifflin Company
A useful basic digest for quick reference to a full range of teaching situations. May be very helpful to new teachers, especially chapters such as “Facilitating Discussions: posing problems, listening and questioning.” and “Understanding Students.”

First Day to Final Grades , A Graduate Students’ Guide to Teaching
Anne Curzan and Lisa Damour, 197 pages
The University of Michigan Press 2000
LB2335.4.C87, ISBN 0-472-06732-X
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Written by graduate students for graduate students. Provides a pragmatic
approach to teaching while a student oneself.

Ms. Mentor’s Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia Atheneum
Emily Toth
The University of Pennsylvania Press 1997, 222pages
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A classic book for women in academia. Formatted like an advice column giving all the questions you want to ask but haven’t.

The Art and Craft of College Teaching: A guide for New Professors and Graduate Students
Robert Rotenberg 308 pages
LB 2331 R.64 2005, ISBN 0976589508 2005
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A comprehensive book with a good range of information. The 116 short chapters are accessible and useful with several looking at creative thinkers in the classroom.

The Balancing Act : Gendered Perspectives in Faculty Roles & Work Lives
Edited by Susan Bracken, Jeanie Allen, Diane Dean
From Women in Academe Series
Stylus Publishing 2006, 178 pages
LB 2332.32 B 35 2006, ISBN 1-57922-149-1
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Chapters such as “Agents of Learning. Strategies for Assuming Agency, for Learning, in Tenured Faculty Careers.” Scholarly review of the academic world today with good recommendations for change.

From Debate to Dialogue: Using the Understanding Process to Transform Our Conversations.
Deborah L., PhD., Flick 1998
Orchid Publications
P 95.455/F55 1998, ISBN 0-9663671-3
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Enhancing discussions through practical applications.

Voices of Experience : Reflections from a Harvard Teaching Seminar
Editors Mary-Ann Winkelmes and James Wilkinson
New York 2001. XV, 131 pages
LB 2331.V63 2001, ISBN 978-0-8204-4901-2
Peter Lang Publishing Group
Essays from a Bok Center seminar for teachers early in their academic careers. Topics include: effective teaching techniques, students’ and teachers’ motivation, discussion in the classroom, collaborative learning, lecturing, diversity, grading and feedback, and balancing teaching and professional concerns.

39 Microlectures in Proximity of Performance
Matthew Goulish
Routledge Press, NY
S 3557.09135A615 2000, ISBN 0-415-21393-2 pbk 2000
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A collection of miniature stories, parables, musings and thinkpieces on the nature of reading, writing, art, collaboration, life, death, the universe. Goulish is the founder of the performance group Goat Island. He examines boundaries between poetry and criticism, creativity and theory, etc.

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom
bell hooks
Routledge Press 1994
LC 196.H66 1994, ISBN 0-415-90807-8
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“To educate as the practice of freedom is a way of teaching that anyone can learn….”
An inspirational book on teaching engagement.

Disciplinary Styles in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Exploring Common Ground
Edited by Mary Taylor Huber , Sherwyn P. Morreale
LB 2331.D57 2002
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A collaboration of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and AAH 256 pages 2002 Stylus Publishing
Ten sets of disciplinary scholars respond to an orienting essay that raises questions about the history of discourse about teaching and learning in the disciplines, the ways in which disciplinary “styles” influence inquiry into teaching and learning, and the nature and roles of interdisciplinary exchange. The authors hope to “contribute to a common language for trading ideas, enlarging our pedagogical imaginations, and strengthening our scholarly work.” Disciplines represented are: chemistry communication studies, engineering, English studies, history, interdisciplinary studies, management sciences, mathematics, psychology, and sociology.

Rethinking Teaching in Higher Education: From a Course Design Workshop to a Faculty Development Framework
Edited by Alemoush Saroyan, Cheryl Amundsen
2004 Stylus Publishers
LB 1738.R46 2004, ISBN 978-1-57922-0471
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Visual Culture: The Study of the Visual after the Cultural Turn  2005
Margarita Dikovitskaya
MIT Press 2005 , 316 pages
N72.S6 D54, ISBN 0-262-04224-X
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Interview format. History of visual studies through a disciplinary and institutional view.

The Craft of Teaching : A Guide to Mastering the Professor’s Art
Kenneth E. Eble
Jossey-Bass Publishers, 247 pages pbk
San Francisco 1988
LB2331.EB328, ISBN 1-55542-664-6
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He starts with an examination of twelve assumptions helping to create a mythology of teaching:
1. That teaching is not doing
2. That teaching is not a performing art.
3. That teaching should exclude the personality
4. That students’ “worst” teachers now will become their “best” teachers later.
5. That the popular teacher is a bad teacher
6. That teachers are born not made
7. That good and bad teaching cannot be identified.
8. That research is complementary to teaching.
9. That teaching a subject matter requires only that one knows it.
10. That college teaching is not a profession.
11. That teaching is better at the higher levels than at the lower.
12. That teaching is both less and more mysterious than it is.