Staff Pick of the Month

We picked Envisioning Equity as our Pick of the Month because the idea and practice of equity is so timely. Across the US, educators and institutions are re-examining efforts toward equity. Here are some considerations and directions to help energize your efforts.

Envisioning Equity

Time to Spice Up the Winter that Never Ends!

Check out these new titles for something fresh to spice up the semester. Spring is coming!

  Dog Tags to Diploma  Educating the Experienced

147 Practical Tips for Teaching Sustainability Power of the Professoriate To Campus with Confidence
From Lecture Hall to Laptop Collapsing Educational Boundaries Turbulent Times 

Try incorporating Sustainability in your classes. Learn how other faculty are adapting to the changing campus dynamics and climate. And, find innovative ways to work with students with learning disabilities.

Fresh and new approaches.

New Case Studies Series
Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning is one of the exciting topics discussed in education right now. Bill Timpson has long been an advocate. To share that with others who are considering including Experiential Learning in their classrooms, Bill and colleagues have created a Case Studies Series. You'll find all you need to start incorporating Experiential Learning in your new classes.

Case Studies: Communication Case Studies: Sustainability
Case Studies of Classrooms
& Communication:

Integrating Diversity, Sustainability, Peace, & Reconciliation
Controversial Case Studies for Teaching on Sustainability, Conflict, &

Open Access

Our classic title, Distance Leaners in Higher Education, is now available as Open Access. It is the book that informed much of current practice in distance teaching and learning.

And, how has a title stayed so current for so long? Perhaps, it is because it focuses not on the phenominal technology that proliferates so rapidly, but on the human dimension of the teaching/learning process.

Educators continue to weigh the technology in relation to good teaching practices. This book paved the way for that continuing conversation.

For more on the book and to access it, go to our Distance Learners in Higher Education page.

Something Special for Chairs

Chairing an Academic Department Department Chair Leadership Skills
Chairing an Academic Department
by Walter H. Gmelch
& Val D. Miskin
Department Chair Leadership Skills
 by Walter H. Gmelch
& Val D. Miskin


2009 AERA Outstanding Research Publication Award

Congratulations to Kathleen King and Joan Griggs, editors of the collected volume, Harnessing Innovative Technology in Higher Education.

The award was presented at the American Education Research Association Division I meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 in San Diego. Kathleen King was there to accept the award.

The book is a collection of analyses of a number of the FIPSE projects, each of which was designed to create and implement creative new programs to further the possibilities of technology in higher education.

Click here to learn more about the book.


Susan Petrilli, author of Approaches to Communication, has been named the 2008 recipient of the Sebeok Fellow Award presented by the Semiotics Society of America. The award is given in honor of Thomas A. Sebeok.

Long Shadows: Veterans' Paths to Peace won the Montaigne Medal award. Congratulations to the authors and contributors! For more information, click here.



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