Suggested Reading for University and College Faculty

These are my favourite titles for anyone teaching at university or college.
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I first read What the Best College Teachers Do ten years ago, and it remains one of my favourite book-length studies of university and college teaching because Bain presents useful principles and includes memorable anecdotes from some of the best college teachers in the US.

I first read What the Best College Teachers Do ten years ago, and it remains one of my favourite book-length studies of university and college teaching because Bain presents useful principles and includes memorable anecdotes from some of the best college teachers in the US.

L. Dee Fink's Creating Significant Learning Experiences resonates for a lot of the faculty I work with.

Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses

If you will be involved in planning educational programs in the near future, this is an excellent book for coming up to speed on how to work through the planning process.

By Arthur L. Wilson - Working the Planning Table: Negotiating Democratically for Adult, Continuing, and Workplace Education: (first) Edition:

If you are interested in experimenting with team-based learning (TBL), this book offers a practical introduction to the intricate methodology pioneered by Larry Michaelsen.  Getting Started With Team-Based Learning by Jim Sibley http://www.amazon.ca/dp/1620361965/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Gl8vub0Y0YKFB

Getting started with team-based learning (Book, [Vincennes University]

A cutting-edge, deep dive into research on professional learning.  Reconceptualising Professional Learning: Sociomaterial knowledges, practices and responsibilities by Tara Fenwick http://www.amazon.ca/dp/0415815789/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Hj8vub0WP0R9S

Reconceptualising professional learning : sociomaterial knowledges, practices, and responsibilities / edited by Tara Fenwick and Monika Nerland.

Ference Marton is my learning theory guru. His book with John Bowden, The University of Learning: Beyond Quality and Competence applies the principles of phenomenography to the context of higher education. A must-read for students of higher education.

Ference Marton is my learning theory guru. His book with John Bowden, The University of Learning: Beyond Quality and Competence applies the principles of phenomenography to the context of higher education. A must-read for students of higher education.

Reading Diana Laurillard always makes my brain hurt, but in Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology she updates her conversational framework and offers strategies for blending conventional and online learning to make learning possible.

Reading Diana Laurillard always makes my brain hurt, but in Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology she updates her conversational framework and offers strategies for blending conventional and online learning to make learning possible.

Anyone who teaches in a Business School in North America should read Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: Liberal Learning for the Profession, the Carnegie Foundation's assessment of the way forward for undergraduate business schools.

Anyone who teaches in a Business School in North America should read Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: Liberal Learning for the Profession, the Carnegie Foundation's assessment of the way forward for undergraduate business schools.

John Bigg and Catherine Tang's Teaching for Quality Learning at University is a classic in the field and particularly popular outside of North America. It is very  helpful because it addresses how to align curriculum at the course and program level and also offers a useful framework for selecting teaching and learning activities.

John Bigg and Catherine Tang's Teaching for Quality Learning at University is a classic in the field and particularly popular outside of North America. It is very helpful because it addresses how to align curriculum at the course and program level and also offers a useful framework for selecting teaching and learning activities.

A must for business school faculty interested in educational innovation. In this text Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring apply disruptive innovation theory to the field of higher education. Thought-provoking!  The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out by Clayton M. Christensen http://www.amazon.ca/dp/1118063481/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_6r8vub19908Z1

Jossey-Bass Higher & Adult Education: The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out - Clayton M. Christensen, Henry J.

If you are involved in designing or redesigning program-level curriculum, then this book may offer inspiration.  Strategic Curriculum Change in Universities: Global Trends by Paul Blackmore http://www.amazon.ca/dp/0415809347/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_uh8vub1J7P2YR

If you are involved in designing or redesigning program-level curriculum, then this book may offer inspiration. Strategic Curriculum Change in Universities: Global Trends by Paul Blackmore http://www.amazon.ca/dp/0415809347/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_uh8vub1J7P2YR

An edited collection on innovation in graduatelevel management education.  Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change in Management Education by GMAC http://www.amazon.ca/dp/1118602390/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_ud8vub13GVV50

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change in Management Education - GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)

A classic resource on designing low-stakes assessments in the context of classroom learning experiences.  Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers by Thomas A. Angelo http://www.amazon.ca/dp/1555425003/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_gb8vub1GRCG85

Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series)

A classic how-to guide for all aspects of college and university teaching.  Tools for Teaching by Barbara Gross Davis http://www.amazon.ca/dp/0787965677/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_P.7vub00AVFSS

Tools for Teaching by Barbara Davis. This text includes more than sixty-one chapters designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members.

This book offers excellent support for course design.  Idea-Based Learning: A Course Design Process to Promote Conceptual Understanding by Edmund J. Hansen http://www.amazon.ca/dp/1579226140/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_T87vub0Q7HRV4

Idea-based learning : a course design process to promote conceptual understanding (Book, [NorQuest Library]

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