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It Works For Me, Too! More Shared Tips For Effective Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

It Works For Me, Too! More Shared Tips For Effective Teaching, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

In the four years since our first book on teaching, we have noticed both on our campus and around the country a new emphasis on the instructor as teacher (vs. scholar). We have read books on the subject, attended the prestigious Lilly Conference, helped establish a Teaching & Learning Center on our campus (Hal served as its first director), and written for new journals focusing on pedagogy. It Works For Me, Too! is our contribution to the Renaissance in College Pedagogy, our attempt to fuel this brightening interest in effective teaching. Like its predecessor, this book is a compilation of tips from workers in the collegiate trenches, but this time our contributors (some volunteers, some drafted) reflect the national interest in this subject and come from all around the country. We begin with a few theoretical approaches, but the major focus of IWFMT (not exactly a memorable acronym) is that average day in the classroom and what momentary magic some instructor has injected into the mix to make the experience much more than average. Sometimes the advice is general, but usually it’s specific. While the advisor may be in a different discipline than you, we have every confidence that you will be able to use this information in your area. After all, most of us weren’t born good teachers ®¢ we made ourselves that. During an observation last fall, Charlie watched as an instructor had her students reproduce exactly what Keats described on that famed Grecian urn. He went immediately into his Am Lit I class and had his students draw up the floor plan for the turret in which Lady Rowena is suddenly transformed into the lost love Ligeia. Only when his class could actually picture that pentagonal structure could they begin to see what magic might have transpired that fateful night. The best tips aren’t only shared; they are borrowed, reshaped, and adapted to one’s own philosophy, and, as John D. MacDonald once said about good writing making more good readers, that reworking makes us all much better teachers. So, read and adapt. Show Less


Drawing On Memory: A Technique For Making Short Fiction Come Alive, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Drawing On Memory: A Technique For Making Short Fiction Come Alive, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Considers how to get today's schoolchild and college student to move from the words to the picture, then back again. Explores the teaching technique of having students draw what the piece of literature describes. Finds that drawing the visual image provides a much better chance of understanding a work's significance. Describes how to apply this idea with a homework assignment.


Making The Right Call: Criteria For Choosing Short Fiction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Making The Right Call: Criteria For Choosing Short Fiction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Notes that teachers who teach short fiction must consider several things when choosing which works to teach. Describes criteria the authors use when selecting works for their literature classes (World Literature Survey, American Literature, and Principles of Literary Study). Concludes by affirming the importance of choosing short fiction.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Gian Galassi, Richard Jensen Dec 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Gian Galassi, Richard Jensen

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


The Library As Laboratory, Patricia A. Iannuzzi, Diane Harvey Nov 2002

The Library As Laboratory, Patricia A. Iannuzzi, Diane Harvey

Library Faculty Presentations

Overview of Issues:

— Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Research

- Working with students and faculty
- Curricular and Extracurricular models

— Advancing the Undergraduate Research Agenda on Campus

- strategies
- partners
- projects


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Mae Worthey-Flennoy, Cate Weeks, Gian Galassi Nov 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Mae Worthey-Flennoy, Cate Weeks, Gian Galassi

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


The Caufield Family Of Writers In The Catcher In The Rye, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Oct 2002

The Caufield Family Of Writers In The Catcher In The Rye, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Moody's Blues, Hal Charles Oct 2002

Moody's Blues, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


The Academic Workplace (Fall/Winter 2002): The Politics Of Civic Engagement, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Harry C. Boyte, Deborah Hirsch, Melvin Wade Oct 2002

The Academic Workplace (Fall/Winter 2002): The Politics Of Civic Engagement, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Harry C. Boyte, Deborah Hirsch, Melvin Wade

The Academic Workplace

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Gian Galassi, Cate Weeks Oct 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Gian Galassi, Cate Weeks

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell Sep 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Holden's Mysterious Hat, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Aug 2002

Holden's Mysterious Hat, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Faculty Diversity, Kyle Scafide, Barbara Johnson Aug 2002

Faculty Diversity, Kyle Scafide, Barbara Johnson

Kyle Scafide

This article presents a broad view of issues related to faculty diversity. Headings include Demographics, The Growth of Faculty Diversity as an Ideal, and Barriers in the Academic Workplace. Race, ethnicity, and gender are the most common characteristics that institutions observe in order to measure faculty diversity. An even broader approach to faculty diversity involves age, socioeconomic background, national origin, sexual orientation, and diverse learning styles and opinions. Until the latter part of the twentieth century, the professoriate in the western world was composed almost exclusively of privileged, heterosexual males of Caucasian descent. Higher education institutions are generally concerned with ...


An Integration Of Chemistry, Biology, And Physics: The Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Gerald R. Van Hecke, Kerry K. Karukstis, Richard C. Haskell, Catherine S. Mcfadden, F Sheldon Wettack Jul 2002

An Integration Of Chemistry, Biology, And Physics: The Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Gerald R. Van Hecke, Kerry K. Karukstis, Richard C. Haskell, Catherine S. Mcfadden, F Sheldon Wettack

All HMC Faculty Publications and Research

As a new venture to integrate research and education, a pilot section of a first-year laboratory sequence known as the Interdisciplinary Laboratory (ID Lab) was introduced on the Harvey Mudd campus during the 1999–2000 academic year and continues to be offered. The ID Lab attempts to bridge laboratory experiences from biology, chemistry, and physics for the first-year student. Taught by a team of faculty from these disciplines, the course seeks both to illustrate commonality of investigative methods and laboratory techniques in these sciences and to introduce discipline-specific principles. Experiments with a chemistry component include the Molecular Weight of Macromolecules ...


When Human Life Begins, Susan K.P. Das May 2002

When Human Life Begins, Susan K.P. Das

Theses and Dissertations

The moment attributed to the beginning of human life is debated not only in religious and political communities, but within the scientific community as well. Particular attention is given to this issue as advances in science make it possible to manipulate the embryo and fetus at early stages of development. This study explores these issues as they are revealed in the literature. In particular, examination of the stages of human development associated with this issue and the correlation between these stages and their influence on ethical concerns in current scientific technologies such as abortion, cloning, and embryonic stem cell experimentation.


Ua35/2/3 Part-Time Faculty At Wku: Recommendations For Recognition & Status Improvements, Wku Council Of Academic Deans May 2002

Ua35/2/3 Part-Time Faculty At Wku: Recommendations For Recognition & Status Improvements, Wku Council Of Academic Deans

WKU Archives Records

Summary report of committee whose purpose was to secure information and ideas for recognition of part-time faculty.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Betty Biodgett, Cate Weeks May 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Betty Biodgett, Cate Weeks

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


The Academic Workplace (Spring 2002): Uniting Old Adversaries: Teaming Efficiency & Equity For Social Justice, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Alicia C. Dowd, Sharon Singleton Apr 2002

The Academic Workplace (Spring 2002): Uniting Old Adversaries: Teaming Efficiency & Equity For Social Justice, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Alicia C. Dowd, Sharon Singleton

The Academic Workplace

No abstract provided.


The Marriage Of Composition And Creative Writing, Janice A. Mckay Apr 2002

The Marriage Of Composition And Creative Writing, Janice A. Mckay

English Master’s Theses

In this thesis, modeled after the Composition Studies Published Course Design Example, the author redefines creative writing in order to design a curriculum that will help students become more interested in and more engaged with their writing, and will, in turn, get students to resist writing less, to write more, and eventually, to write better. Like the Course Design Example, this curriculum includes a statement of locale that specifically ties the course to the State University of New York College at Brockport; a critical statement that provides a theoretical foundation for the course; a syllabus that provides detailed information on ...


Going-Down Pairs Of Commutative Rings, R. Douglas Chatham Mar 2002

Going-Down Pairs Of Commutative Rings, R. Douglas Chatham

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

No abstract provided.


The Value Of A Teaching And Learning Center For Faculty Development, Mary Deane Sorcinelli Mar 2002

The Value Of A Teaching And Learning Center For Faculty Development, Mary Deane Sorcinelli

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.


Supporting The Development And External Review Of Course Portfolios, Paul Savory, Dan Bernstein, John Comer, Jennifer Robinson Mar 2002

Supporting The Development And External Review Of Course Portfolios, Paul Savory, Dan Bernstein, John Comer, Jennifer Robinson

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

This presentation introduces the Peer Review of Teaching project for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The faculty fellowship program is described and the process by which faculty create course portfolios is explained. How portfolios are used for formative and summative assessment are discussed.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Betty Blodgett, Kevin Force, Jennifer Vaughan, Cate Weeks, Jonathan Paver Mar 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Betty Blodgett, Kevin Force, Jennifer Vaughan, Cate Weeks, Jonathan Paver

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Betty Blodgett, Richard Jensen, Cate Weeks Feb 2002

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Betty Blodgett, Richard Jensen, Cate Weeks

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Noise From The Writing Center, Elizabeth H. Boquet Jan 2002

Noise From The Writing Center, Elizabeth H. Boquet

All USU Press Publications

In Noise from the Writing Center, Boquet develops a theory of "noise" and excess as an important element of difference between the pedagogy of writing centers and the academy in general. Addressing administrative issues, Boquet strains against the bean-counting anxiety that seems to drive so much of writing center administration. Pedagogically, she urges a more courageous practice, developed via metaphors of music and improvisation, and argues for "noise," excess, and performance as uniquely appropriate to the education of writers and tutors in the center. Personal, even irreverent in style, Boquet is also theoretically sophisticated, and she draws from an eclectic ...


Why Develop? It's Easier Not To., Susan Barduhn Jan 2002

Why Develop? It's Easier Not To., Susan Barduhn

Susan Barduhn

No abstract provided.


How Minority Students Experience College: Implications For Planning And Policy, Lemmeuel Watson, Melvin Terrell, Doris Wright, Fred A. Bonner Ii, Michael Cuyjet, Donna E. Rudy, Dawn R. Person Jan 2002

How Minority Students Experience College: Implications For Planning And Policy, Lemmeuel Watson, Melvin Terrell, Doris Wright, Fred A. Bonner Ii, Michael Cuyjet, Donna E. Rudy, Dawn R. Person

Fred A Bonner II

No abstract provided.


Ten Principles Of Good Practice In Creating And Sustaining Teaching And Learning Centers, Mary Deane Sorcinelli Jan 2002

Ten Principles Of Good Practice In Creating And Sustaining Teaching And Learning Centers, Mary Deane Sorcinelli

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.


New Conceptions Of Scholarship For A New Generation Of Faculty Members, Mary Deane Sorcinelli Jan 2002

New Conceptions Of Scholarship For A New Generation Of Faculty Members, Mary Deane Sorcinelli

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

Scholarship Reconsidered gave us an amplified vision of scholarly work, yet this process of tenure has inhibited the full realization of that vision. This chapter argues that we need to make the tenure process work more effectively and flexibly in order to validate and encourage the multiple types of scholarship Boyer proposes.


Student Voices: The Residential Business Learning Community Experience , Diann Lynn Burright Jan 2002

Student Voices: The Residential Business Learning Community Experience , Diann Lynn Burright

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The College of Business at Iowa State University (ISU) implemented learning communities (LCs) in the fall of 1995. This program has since evolved to include residential LCs beginning in the fall of 1999. Since much of the data collected on LCs (at ISU and elsewhere) is quantitative in nature, there seemed to be a gap in explaining and identifying the community building aspect of the LC experience, and its affect on student learning. This study set out to discover those tangible, underlying elements and factors that the residential business LC students found beneficial to their community building and learning, as ...