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Books Available from the Library

Faculty Mentoring (Ebook)

The book provides step-by-step guidelines for setting up, planning, and facilitating mentoring programs for new faculty members, whether one-on-one, or using a successful group model developed and refined over twenty-five years by the authors.

Adjunct Faculty Voices (Ebook)

Stories abound regarding the poor working conditions in which most adjunct faculty labor, yet many of those that employ adjunct faculty are unaware of how the conditions impact an adjunct's ability to teach effectively. Adjunct Faculty Voices gives a voice to this growing population.

First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide (Ebook)

Bestselling resource for new teachers--complete with discussion questions, downloadable handouts, and a staff development guide.

What's Next for Student Veterans?

Veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have enrolled in colleges and universities in record numbers. This new edited collection presents findings with a focus on data-driven evidence of academic success factors, including persistence, retention, degree completion, and employment after college.

Trans* in College

This is both a personal book that offers an account of the author's own trans* identity and a deeply engaged study of trans* collegians that reveals the complexities of trans* identities, and how these students navigate the trans* oppression present throughout society and their institutions, create community and resilience, and establish meaning and control in a world that assumes binary genders.

The New Science of Learning

Learning to learn is the key skill for tomorrow. This breakthrough book builds the foundation every student needs, from freshman orientation to graduate school.

Developing Faculty Learning Communities at Two-Year Colleges

This book introduces community college faculty and faculty developers to the use of faculty learning communities (FLCs) as a means for faculty themselves to investigate and surmount student learning problems they encounter in their classrooms.

Teaching Interculturally (Ebook)

This book provides faculty and instructors with a theoretical foundation, practical tools, and an iterative and reflective process for designing and implementing an intercultural pedagogy.

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths (Ebook)

This comprehensive guide addresses the continuing gaps in our knowledge about the role of culture in learning; and offers an empirically-based framework and model, together with practical strategies, to assist faculty in transforming college teaching for all their students.

Facilitating Seven Ways of Learning

Research on learning clearly demonstrates that learning is not one thing, but many. The authors provide the reader with a conceptual approach for selecting appropriate teaching strategies for different types of content, and for achieving specific learning objectives.

Taking College Teaching Seriously: Pedagogy Matters! (Ebook)

This book presents a model of embedded professional development, which capitalizes on the affordances of technology to enable groups of faculty to examine their practice in a non-evaluative context, but with a clear focus on improvement.

Small Teaching (Ebook)

James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference--many of which can be put into practice in a single class period.

Creating Significant Learning Experiences (Ebook)

This edition shows how to use a taxonomy of significant learning and systematically combine the best research-based practices for learning-centered teaching with a teaching strategy in a way that results in powerful learning experiences for students.

Connected Teaching (Ebook)

This book explores teaching as a relational practice - a practice wherein connection and disconnection with students, power, identity, and emotion shape the teaching and learning endeavor.

Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Ebook)

This is a book for anyone who has ever considered engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning - known familiarly as SoTL - and needs a better understanding of what it is, and how to engage in it.

Exploring Signature Pedagogies (Ebook)

How do individual disciplines foster deep learning, and get students to think like disciplinary experts? With contributions from the sciences, humanities, and the arts, this book critically explores how to best foster student learning within and across the disciplines.

Exploring More Signature Pedagogies (Ebook)

By analyzing assumptions about often unexamined teaching practices, their history, and relevance in contemporary learning contexts, this book offers teachers a fresh way to both think about their impact on students and explore more effective ways to engage students in authentic habits and practices.

High-Impact Practices Online (Ebook)

This volume offers the first comprehensive guide to how high-impact practices (HIPs) are being implemented in online environments and how they can be adjusted to meet the needs of online learners.

The High Impact ePortfolio Practice (Ebook)

The authors outline how to deploy the ePortfolio as a high-impact practice and describe widely-applicable models of effective ePortfolio pedagogy and implementation that demonstrably improve student learning across multiple settings.

POGIL (Ebook)

Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a pedagogy has been shown to be effective in a variety of content areas and at different educational levels. This is an introduction to the process.

Care and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Online Settings (Ebook)

A collection of innovative research on the incorporation of culturally sensitive teaching practices in online classrooms, and how these methods have had an impact on student learning.

Service-Learning Essentials (Ebook)

Develop high-quality service-learning experiences for college students. Written by one of the field's leading experts, the book responds clearly and completely to the most common questions and concerns about service-learning.

Practical Leadership in Community Colleges (Ebook)

Delves into issues brought about by changing demographics, federal and state mandates, public demand, economic cycles, student unrest, employee groups, trustees, college supporters, and more to provide practical guidance toward optimal outcomes for all stakeholders.

99 Tips for Creating Simple and Sustainable Educational Videos (Ebook)

If you've been wanting to include videos in your teaching, but haven't found the time or confidence, this book will help you to develop a simple and sustainable video development process, supporting both your success and the success of your students.

From Equity Talk to Equity Walk (Ebook)

This indispensable guide presents academic administrators and staff with advice on building an equity-minded campus culture, aligning strategic priorities and institutional missions to advance equity, understanding equity-minded data analysis, developing campus strategies for making excellence inclusive, and moving from a first-generation equity educator to an equity-minded practitioner.

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain (Ebook)

In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction.

Featured TED Talk

From the TED Site: It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of "pseudo-teaching" to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works.

Incorporating General Education in the Disciplines

Community College Reform: Pathways

Frederick Community College prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its activities, admissions, educational programs, and employment.