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Center for Teaching Excellence - Library Resources


This bibliography highlights some of the best books available in Geisel Library on teaching, learning, and other issues relevant to college faculty. It was created in support of Saint Anselm College's Center for Teaching Excellence. For additional resources and support, please contact the Center for Teaching Excellence, which is located in Room 101 of Joseph Hall.


College Teaching

Bain, Ken.  What the Best College Teachers Do. Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard University Press, 2004.
        LB2331 .B34 2004

Boice, Robert.  First-Order Principles for College Teachers: Ten Basic Ways to Improve the Teaching Process. Bolton, Ma.: Ankor Pub., 1996.
        LB2331 .B563 1996

Brinkley, Alan et. al.  The Chicago Handbook for Teachers: A Practical Guide to the College Classroom. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.
        LB2331 .C52332 1999

Davis, Barbara Gross.  Tools for Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009.
        LB2331 .D37 2009

Finkel, Donald L.  Teaching with Your Mouth Shut. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Pub., 2000.
        LB1026 .F49 2000

Forsyth, Donelson R.  The Professor's Guide to Teaching: Psychological Principles and Practices. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2003.
        LB2331 .F632 2003

Fry, Heather, Ketteridge, Steve, & Marshall, Stefanie, eds.  A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Enhancing Academic Practice. New York: Routledge, 2009.
        LB2331 .H3145 2009

Lowman, Joseph.  Mastering the Techniques of Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1995.
        LB2331 .L68 1995

McKeachie, Wilbert J., Svinicki, Marilla.  McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
        LB2331 .M394 2006

Nilson, Linda B.  Teaching at its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors. Bolton, Ma.: Anker Pub., 2003.
        LB2331 .N55 2003

Prichard, Keith W. & Sawyer, R. McLaran, eds.  Handbook of College Teaching: Theory and Applications. Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Press, 1994.
        LB2331 .H315 1994


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Course Design

Fink, L. Dee.  Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.
        LB2331 .F495 2003

O'Brien, Judith G., Millis, Barbara J., & Cohen, Margaret W.  The Course Syllabus:  A Learning-Centered Approach. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.
        LB2361 .G78 2008

Richlin, Laurie.  Blueprint for Learning: Constructing College Courses to Facilitate, Assess, and Document Learning. Sterling, Va.: Stylus Pub., 2006.
        LB2361 .R476 2006


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Curriculum Design

Cullen, Roxanne M., Harris, Michael, & Hill, Reinhold R., eds.  The Learner-Centered Curriculum: Design and Implementation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012.
        LB2361.5 .C85 2012

Lattuca, Lisa R.  Shaping the College Curriculum: Academic Plans in Context. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009.
        LB2361.5 .L38 2009

Tagg, John.  The Learning Paradigm College. Bolton, MA: Anker Pub., 2003.
        LB2331 .T24 2003

Wolf, Peter & Hughes, Julia C., eds.  Curriculum Development in Higher Education: Faculty-Driven Processes and Practices. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.
        LB2361 .C87 2007


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Diversity in the Classroom

Ginsberg, Margery B. & Wlodkowski, Raymond J.  Diversity and Motivation: Culturally Responsive Teaching in College. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009.
        LB2331 .G57 2009

Hooks, Bell.  Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. New York: Routledge, 1994.
        LC196 .H66 1994

Schoem, David et al. (eds.).  Multicultural Teaching in the University. Westport, Ct.: Praeger, 1993.
        LC1099.3 .M86 1993


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Grading and Assessment

Achacoso, Michelle V., Svinicki, Marilla D. eds.  Alternative Strategies for Evaluating Student Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.
        LB1025.2 .N456 no.100

Stevens Danielle D., Levi Antonia.  Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool To Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning. Sterling, Va.: Stylus Pub., 2013.
        LB3063 .S74 2013

Walvoord, Barbara E.  Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998.
        LB2368 .W35 1998


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Leading Discussions

Brookfield, Stephen & Preskill, Stephen.  Discussion as a Way of Teaching:  Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.
         LB2331 .B679 2005

Harriger, Katy J.  Speaking of Politics: Preparing College Students for Democratic Citizenship through Deliberative Dialogue. Dayton, OH: Kettering Foundation Press, 2007.
        LC1091 .H27 2007

Hess, Diana E.  Controversy in the Classroom: The Democratic Power of Discussion. New York: Routledge, 2009.
        LC89 .H43 2009


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Bean, John.  Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.
        PE1404 .B35 2001

Blumberg, Phyllis.  Developing Learner-Centered Teaching: A Practical Guide for Faculty. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009.
        LB2331 .B55 2009

Grasha, Anthony F.  Teaching with Style: A Practical Guide to Enhancing Learning by Understanding Teaching and Learning Styles. Pittsburgh: Alliance Publishers, 1996.
        LB2331 .G73 1996

Leamnson, Robert N.  Thinking About Teaching and Learning: Developing Habits of Learning with First Year College and University Students. Sterling, Va.: Stylus Pub., 1999.
        LB2331 .L39 1999

Weimer, Maryellen.  Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002.
        LB2331 .W39 2002


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Life Management

Coiner, Constance, George, Kiana Hume. eds.  The Family Track: Keeping Your Faculties While You Mentor, Nurture, Teach, And Serve. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998.
        LB1778.2 .F358 1998

Connelly, Rachel.  Professor Mommy: Finding Work-Family Balance in Academia. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield. 2011.
        LB2332.3 .C66 2011

Curtis, John W.  The Challenge of Balancing Faculty Careers and Family Work. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2005.
        LB2331.72 .N48 no.130


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New Faculty

Boice, Robert.  Advice for New Faculty Members. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.
        LB1778.2 .B63 2000

Buller, Jeffrey L.   The Essential College Professor: A Practical Guide to an Academic Career. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2010.
        LB1778.2 .B85 2010

Filene, Peter G.  The Joy of Teaching: A Practical Guide for New College Instructors. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.
        LB2331 .F493 2005

Gibson, Gerald W.  Good Start: A Guidebook for New Faculty in Liberal Arts Colleges. Bolton, Ma.: Anker Pub., 1992.
        LB1778.2 .G53 1992

Ramsden, Paul.  Learning to Teach in Higher Education. London: RoutledgeFalmer, 2003.
        LB2331 .R28 2003

VanZanten, Susan.   Joining the Mission: A Guide For (Mainly) New College Faculty. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2011.
        LC383 .V36 2011


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Promotion and Tenure

Andersen Deborah Lines.  Digital Scholarship in the Tenure, Promotion, and Review Process. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2004.
        LB2333 .D54 2004

Diamond, Robert M.  Preparing for Promotion, Tenure, and Annual Review: A Faculty Guide. Bolton, Ma.: Anker Pub., 2004.
        LB2335.7 .D53 2004

Rockquemore, Kerry, & Laszloffy, Tracey A.  The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure-Without Losing Your Soul. Boulder:  Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008.
        LB2335.7 .R63 2008

Seldin, Peter.  The Teaching Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Improved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions. Bolton, Ma.: Anker Pub., 2004.
        LB2333 .S464 2004


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Teaching in Specific Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Anson, Chris M. et al.  Scenarios for Teaching Writing: Contexts for Discussion and Reflective Practice. Urbana, Il.: National Council of Teachers of English, 1993.
        PE1404 .S33 1993

Rockman, Deborah A.  The Art of Teaching Art: A Guide for Teaching and Learning the Foundations of Drawing-Based Art. New York: Oxford, 2000.
        NC590 .R634 2000 [in Curriculum Collection]

Natural Sciences

Hartman, Hope J.  Tips for the Science Teacher: Research-Based Strategies To Help Students Learn. Thousand Oaks, Ca.: Corwin Press, 2002.
        Q181 .H33 2002

Jonassen, David H. (ed.).  Learning to Solve Complex Scientific Problems. New York: Lawrence Erlebaum Associates, 2007.
        Q181 .L4959 2007

Kalman, Calvin S.  Successful Science and Engineering Teaching in Colleges and Universities. Bolton, Ma.: Anker Pub., 2007.
        Q181 .K35 2007

Kalman, Calvin S.  Successful Science and Engineering Teaching: Theoretical and Learning Perspectives. London: Springer, 2008.
        Q181 .K3554 2008

Moore, Thomas L. (ed.).  Teaching Statistics: Resources for Undergraduate Instructors. Washington, D.C.: Mathematical Association of America, 2000.
        QA276.18 .T45 2000


Benner, Patricia et al.  Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010.
        RT73 .E38 2010

Gaberson, Kathleen B. & Oermann, Marilyn H. (eds.).  Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing. New York: Springer, 2007.
        RT73 .G26 2007

Griffin, Mary T.Q.  A Nuts-and-Bolts Approach to Teaching Nursing. New York: Springer, 2012.
        RT90 .N68 2012

Levin, Rona F. & Feldman, Harriet R. (eds.).  Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: A Guide for Academic and Clinical Settings. New York: Springer, 2006.
        RT71 .T335 2006

Mastrian, Kathleen G. et al.  Integrating Technology in Nursing Education: Tools for the Knowledge Era. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2011.
        RT73.5 .I58 2011

Oermann, Marilyn H. (ed.).  Clinical Nursing Education. New York: Springer, 2008.
        RT71 .A67 v.6 2008

Social Sciences

Bronstein, Phyllis & Quina, Kathryn.  Teaching Gender and Multicultural Awareness: Resources for the Psychology Classroom. Washington, CD: American Psychological Association, 2003.
        BF77 .T4 2003

Ostrow, James et al. (eds.).  Cultivating the Sociological Imagination: Concepts and Models for Service Learning in Sociology. Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education, 1999.
        LC220.5 .A13 v.15


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Other Topics

Bates, Tony.  Effective Teaching with Technology in Higher Education: Foundations for Success. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.
        LB2331 .B378 2003

Creamer, Elizabeth G., Lattuca, Lisa R.  Advancing Faculty Learning through Interdisciplinary Collaboration. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.
        LB1025.2 .N456 no.102

Lyons, Richard E., McIntosh, Meggin, & Kysilka, Marcella L.  Teaching College in an Age of Accountability. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2003.
        LB2331.L96 2003


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