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Integrated General Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 120

Integrated General Education

General education has been an essential part of American higher education for a long time. Unfortunately, it is often seen as something to "get out of the way" so that the student can go on to take the more "important" courses within a chosen major. This volume changes that perception. Topics discussed include: Integrated General Education: A Brief Look Back Why are Outcomes So Difficult to Achieve? Making General Education Matter: Structures and Strategies Unifying the Undergraduate Curriculum Through Inquiry-Guided Learning University of the Pacific's Bookend Seminars on a Good Society Core Curriculum Revision at TCU: How Faculty Created and Are Maintaining the TCU Core Curriculum Creating...

An Integrative Analysis Approach to Diversity in the College Classroom
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 117

An Integrative Analysis Approach to Diversity in the College Classroom

"This volume provides an interdisciplinary forum for educational developers and college and university instructors to describe new frameworks and pedagogical strategies for understanding how a range of aspects of social identity (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, abilities, religion, etc.) interact in complex and important ways to shape student learning and instructor preparation for creating and sustaining multiculturally inclusive classrooms."--Catherine M. Wehlburg.

To Improve the Academy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 361

To Improve the Academy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002-09-15
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  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

An annual publication of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, the 21st volume of To Improve the Academy is a collection of articles that address the impact that professionals working in higher education have on society. Written after September 11, 2001, the book embodies a reaction of the educational community to these tragic events. Each of the contributing authors urges an awareness of the continuously changing nature of the world, and emphasizes the role that faculty development can play in connecting the work of classrooms with real life experiences, which is just as valuable today as it was after the tragedy of September 11. To Improve the A...

Contemplative Studies in Higher Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 112

Contemplative Studies in Higher Education

The complexities of 21st-century life—personal, social, cultural, and environmental—demand thoughtful responses, responses fostered and enhanced through contemplative experience. Contemplative education includes studies of the history, psychology, and socialcultural context of such experience, as well as the development of experiential knowledge through one or more personal practices. Contemplative education has recently emerged in the academy. Although there has been significant published discussion of postsecondary courses and programs that incorporate contemplative views and practices, there have been few studies of relevant curricula and pedagogy. This volume integrates research, the...

Faculty and First-Generation College Students: Bridging the Classroom Gap Together
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 107

Faculty and First-Generation College Students: Bridging the Classroom Gap Together

From the Editor The population of first-generation college students (FGS) is increasing in an ever-tightening economy, a time when employers demand a college degree even for an initial interview. According to a 2007 study by UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute, nearly one in six freshmen at American four-year institutions is firstgeneration. However, FGS often straddle different cultures between school and home, and many feel socially, ethnically, academically, and emotionally marginalized on campus. Because of these disparities, FGS frequently encounter barriers to academic success and require additional campus support resources. Some institutions offer increased financial aid and lo...

Transformative Learning and Adult Higher Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 128

Transformative Learning and Adult Higher Education

Presenting current trends in transformative learning and adult higher education, this volume paints a vivid picture of the Transformative Learning theory in action. The concepts that knit these articles together despite the variety of educational settings and populations are: relationships, community, and the body experience—often missing in higher education. This volume includes: the voices of marginalized populations often excluded from research studies such as community college students, emerging adults with learning differences, English language learners, native Alaskans, African-American health educators, doctoral students, and yoga practitioners; new paradigms for thinking about adul...

Inclusive Teaching: Presence in the Classroom
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 96

Inclusive Teaching: Presence in the Classroom

In this volume, the authors focus on the importance of inclusive teaching and the role faculty can play in helping students achieve, though not necessarily in the same way. To teach with a focus on inclusion means to believe that every person has the ability to learn. It means that most individuals want to learn, to improve their ability to better understand the world in which they live, and to be able to navigate their pathways of life. This volume includes the following topics: • best practices for teaching students with social, economic, gender, or ethnic differences • adjustments to the teaching and learning process to focus on inclusion • strategies for teaching that help learners...

Self-Regulated Learning
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 136

Self-Regulated Learning

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Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Research and Relationships
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 104

Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Research and Relationships

This volume focuses on SoTL, the scholarship of teaching and learning. It discusses how collaborations among and between disciplines can strengthen education and the ways in which students are taught. The community of scholars at an institution can provide a fertile ground for interdisciplinary collaboration that can enliven the educational process and the research that supports it. The authors here come from many different disciplines where they teach and use SoTL to inform their own practice and share what they have done with others. This is the 139th volume of the quarterly Jossey-Bass higher education series New Directions for Teaching and Learning. It offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Canada: Institutional Impact
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 112

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Canada: Institutional Impact

Develop effective models of practice and positively impact institutional teaching and learning quality. This volume provides examples and evidence of the ways in which post-secondary institutions in Canada have developed and sustained programs around the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) that impact the institutional pedagogical climate. Topics include: the historical development of SoTL in Canada, institutional SoTL practices, including evidence of impact, program design and case studies, and continuing challenges with this work. This is the 146th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education series. It offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.