LIBRARY RESOURCES

Pam Price highlights t+hese three as examples of e-Books from the professional development collection:

Serving on Promotion, Tenure and Faculty Review Committees
Robert M. Diamond
Anker Publishing Company, Inc.
Bolton, MA
Second Edition, 2002

This concise, easy to use handbook has been a best seller since the publication of its first edition in 1994. Those involved in the promotion and tenure process—provosts, deans, department chairs, and committee members—have found it to be an essential resource that is rich in valuable suggestions.

This new edition contains the same practical, comprehensive process that made it so successful, and also provides much new information. Important material discussed in the first edition—the differences among the disciplines; interdisciplinary or collaborative work; special assignments; documenting scholarly, professional, and creative work; and the professional portfolio—has been expanded and updated. In addition to this enhanced material, this second edition contains new information on technology and the changing roles of faculty; the importance of assessing faculty collegiality; documenting an instructional innovation or use of technology; the narrative portions of the teaching portfolio; two new disciplinary statements; documenting effectiveness and impact as a member of a team; and a characteristics model for describing faculty scholarship.

The Teaching Bridge: A Resource Manual for Part-time Teachers in Today’s Colleges and Universities
Oches, Norm and Nkomo, Stella
Arizona Mission Press, Davidson, NC 2000

Provides suggestions for bridging the gap between the part-time instructor and the world of academia. The book gives an in-depth review of the skills needed to be successful in the classroom as well as the challenges and rewards of part-time teaching.

Some of the topics covered include: The Teaching Environment; Students; Administrators; The Changing Academic Environment; Elements of Good Grading; and Why Test?

Learning to Think: Disciplinary Perspectives
Janet Gail Donald
March 2002
Jossey-Bass

In colleges and universities, there is increasing demand to help students learn how to conceptualize, analyze, and reason. Learning to Think presents a model of learning that takes into account the different ways learning occurs in different academic disciplines and explores the relationship between knowledge and thinking processes. Janet Donald--a leading researcher in the field of postsecondary teaching and learning--presents a framework for learning that goes beyond the acquisition of knowledge to encompass ways of constructing and utilizing it within and across disciplines. The author discusses how learning occurs in different academic disciplines and reveals how educators can improve the teaching and learning process in their classrooms and programs.