Center of Excellence for Teaching & Learning

Recommended Reading

The SUU Library owns a number of great books on pedagogical excellence, faculty professional development, pedagogy, research strategies, and administrative training. The Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning recommends a few key texts. They are listed below:

Pedagogical Excellence

Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty
Elizabeth F. Barkley, K. Patricia Cross, and Claire Howell Major (LB 1032 .B318 2005)

Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses
L. Dee Fink (LB 2331 .F495 2003)

Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice
Maryellen Weimer (LB 2331 .W39 2002)

Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty
Elizabeth F. Barkley

Tools for Teaching
Barbara Gross Davis (LB2331 .D37 2009)

What the Best College Teachers Do
Ken Bain (LB 2331 .B34 2004)

Professional Development

Advice for New Faculty Members: Nihil Nimus
Robert Boice (LB 1778.2 .B63 2000)

College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be
Andrew DelBanco

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life
Parker J. Palmer (LB 1775 .P25 1998)

The First Year of College Teaching
L. Dee Fink (LB 2331.72 .F55 1984)

Inspired College Teaching: A Career-Long Resource for Professional Growth
Maryellen Weimer (LB 2331 .W385 2010)

The Learning Paradigm College
John Tagg

We're Losing Our Minds: Rethinking American Higher Education
Richard P. Keeling and Richard H. Hersh

Research Training

Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success
Wendy Laura Belcher (Z471 .B45 2009)

Administrative Training

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton (HD 58.7 .S935 2010)