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attaining an academic appointment
by Bill McHenry, S. Kent Butler, and Jim McHenry

Finding that all-important job in postsecondary education is an exciting and daunting task, all at once. It must be a good fit, a place that you will be happy with for the long term. But, how do you know?

The authors here have compiled years of experience on both sides of the hiring process and have created a text to help professional job seekers manage, plan, and evaluate their efforts.

As you begin your job search, read the suggestions, use the forms, and plan for an exciting new position.

Attaining an Academic Appointment
Envisioning Equity:
Educating and Graduating Low-income,
First-generation, and Minority College Students

by Angela Provitera McGlynn

With the changing demographics in postsecondary education, new and better questions are being asked about serving previously under-served populations of students. Angela Provitera McGlynn has spent her professional lifetime working with these issues and brings a bright and optimistic perspective. Here she offers background but also the vital, practical assistance to make these efforts viable. Learn how even the smallest thing can make a huge change.

Envisioning Equity
Micro-Collaboration between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts

by Jon D. Aleckson and Penny Ralston-Berg

eLearning has become a significant component of course delivery throughout academia. It pairs content experts with technology/design experts which at times is not an easy partnership. Aleckson and Ralston-Berg assert that it need not be problematic, but instead is a wonderful opportunity for both sets of experts to create something spectacular. Learn how their concept of "micro-collaboration" can make that happen for you.

Elements of College Teaching
David K. Irving

New to college teaching? Trying to figure out where to start? David Irving wants you to know that he has been in that situation, too. As a result, he has created a highly accessible volume for new teachers. It will give you the need-to-know-now information, but also direct you toward other resources that will help you grow as a teacher.

Irving advocates that college teachers need institutional support as they begin their careers and addresses how administrators can make that happen.

Elements of College Teaching
Department Chair Leadership Skills
by Walter H. Gmelch and Val D. Miskin

Department chairs hold a very unique leadership position, which means that they need some very unique and specialized skills to do their job. Based on years of studying academic chairs and on numerous presentations and workshops, this volume is a provides a pragmatic and grounded guide for department chairs.

For a preview, visit out Occasional Essays, in which there is an excerpt for Chapter One.


Department Chair Leadership Skills
The Dynamic Classroom:
Engaging Students in Higher Education

edited by Catherine Black

As the editor and contributors note, the emphasis in classrooms today must be on the term, "dynamic." Students in higher education need many of the same things that students of other eras have needed, such as a sense of encouragement and belonging, however, they need to have material and the sense of community demonstrated in new ways. Here, the writers showcase new and exciting options for the classroom.


Dynamic Classroom
The Archetypal Hero's Journey
in Teaching and Learning:
A Study in Jungian Pedagogy

by Clifford Mayes

The idea of the "hero" is reflected throughout societies around the world. Here the archetypal hero is within the context of education. Mayes is a Jungian scholar and therapist and uses that perspective as the basis for this groundbreaking approach and insightful exploration.


Archetypal Hero's Jouney
A Process Approach to General Education Reform:
Transforming Institutional Culture in Higher Education

edited by Susan Gano-Phillips and Robert W. Barnett

General education reform is on the mind of many educators today and on the agenda of many institutions. The authors and contributors draw on their efforts for reform, presented as case studies, informed by the Institute offered by the American Association of Colleges and Universities. Grounded in the experiences of various institutions, this volume offers the reader a resource for planning reform.


Concepts and Choices for Teaching:
Meeting the Challenges in Higher Education

Second Edition
by William Timpson and Sue Doe

Foreword by Parker Palmer
Understanding core concepts enables instruction to be direct and effective. This book offers a thorough and contemporary dialogue about the often overlooked conceptual foundations of modern education practices. It includes several real-life vignettes of teachers demonstrating each concept discussed, connecting the theoretical and the practical.


147 Tips For Teaching Peace and Reconciliation
by William M. Timpson, Edward J. Brantmeier, Nathalie Kees, Tom Cavanagh, Claire McGlynn, and Elavie Ndura-Ouédraogo

Peace and reconciliation are topics suited to stand-alone courses or as topics embedded in other courses. Practical ideas presented inside are timely and of concern to today's students. This volume will help you find exciting new options for a class or a section.

Beyond Subject Matter Expertise: Strategies for Instructing Adults
Glenn Ross Johnson & Robert Magnan

For educators and non-educators alike, this book offers the very basics for those preparing to teach or train a new course, seminar, or skill set. It was designed for those who find themselves unexpectedly teaching or training in education, business, or community groups.

147 Publishing Tips for Professors
by Danny R. Arnold

The newest title in our popular 147 Tips Series.

This title focuses on the publishing and research aspects of your academic career. With emphasis on planning and organizing, this book will help you define and grow your publishing efforts.

Approaches to Communication: Trends in Global Communication Studies
edited by Susan Petrilli

An exploration of global communication from a semiotic perspective. Sections include chapters on:

  • Peircean Foundations in Semiotic Studies
  • Semiotics and Semioethics in Global Communication
  • Critical Approaches to Signs and Communication,
    Genders and Subjects
  • Signs, Communication, and Cultural Systems
  • Signs and Artistic Communication

Contributors to the volume include and international collections of communication scholars: Jeff Bernard, Paul Cobley, Vincent Colapietro, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, John Deely, Barbara Godard, Marie-Christine Lala, Floyd Merrill, Augusto Ponzio, Thomas A. Sebeok, T.L. Short, Eero Tarasti, Eila Tarasti, Genevieve Vaughan, and Gloria Withalm.

The book is dedicated to the late Thomas A. Sebeok.

Leading a Small College or University:
A Conversation that Never Ends

by Harry L. Peterson

Small colleges and universities, perhaps more so than larger institutions, need a collegial touch. Leaders must be aware of this need in order to function well.

This book focuses on the new president and those working to become presidents.

Inside Education: Depth Psychology in Teaching and Learning
by Clifford Mayes

Depth psychology offers a wonderful lens by which to examine the teaching/ learning project. Educators need not be psychologists to benefit from this discussion, but only need the desire to understand their students and the wish to offer them the most beneficial environment in which to learn.


Teaching Today's College: Widening the Circle of Success
by Angela Provitera McGlynn

A college classroom is, in essence, a teacher and some students. Your job as the teacher is to teach. The student’s job is to learn.

If only it were really so simple.

On today’s college campuses, there’s no such thing as the typical student or even the teacher. Diversity abounds (among both students and faculty) across several dimensions: generation, racial/ethnic background, and socioeconomic status, among many others.

Flying through Clouds:
Navigating Uncertainty and Change in the Student Affairs Profession

by Randy L. Mitchell

In the current atmosphere of turbulence in higher education in general and student affairs in particular, student affairs professionals need to function as flight crews — assessing normal or unusual turbulence and responding appropriately. In a series of stories or vignettes, Mitchell shows the tools and skills needed to assist students, parents, and others.


Teaching Diversity:
Challenges and Complexities, Identities and Integrity

Edited by William M. Timpson, Silvia Sara Canetto, Evelinn A. Borrayo, and Raymond Yang

Diversity of student body, faculty, staff, and general atmosphere is a goal sought by most institutions. But, what can individuals and institutions do to foster diversity and provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere? The editors are all members of an ad hoc committee, brought together by a common desire to create and explore options for an inclusive and diverse campus.



147 Sugerencias para Profesores de Enseñanza
edited by Robert Magnan, 
translated by Marta Padilla Torres

And now, our ever-popular collection of quick tips to excite and energize classes — in Spanish!



Contemporary Theories and Practice in Education
New 2nd Edition
by Yves Bertrand

New in its second edition, Bertrand has expanded and reorganized his popular text on educational theory. Adding more current research and theory, the book includes an extensive bibliography, perfect as a resource for educators and students of education. Those who enjoyed his first edition will be pleased to find the material that they valued before, but expanded and re-synthesized.



The Deep Approach:
Second Languages for Community Building

edited by François Tochon and Denise M. Hanson

The Deep Approach is the outgrowth of a program in language learning and community building. The project paired Spanish student teachers with elementary classes in which there were native Spanish speakers. The Spanish speaking students became "authorities" and helped the other students to learn and the teachers to teach. As a result, the "Spanish Cart" days became a highlight each week for all the students — and the teachers.



Teaching & Performing
Ideas for Energizing Your Classes

Second Edition
by William M. Timpson, Suzanne Burgoyne

To be or not to be. That is the question. To be a teacher-performer or not to be. Authors Timpson and Burgoyne assert that teachers are inherently performers and as such, techniques from the stage enhance and expand a teacher’s ready repertoire of discipline-based content.

While teachers are trained as planners and scholars, very few are trained as performers. Using performance theory, the authors show how an educator can transform ordinary classroom experiences into occasions that attract and engage the students.

In this second edition of Teaching and Performing, the authors expand on the possibilities of using warm-up exercises, assuming roles, props, lighting, blocking, energy, concentration, and a variety of other techniques important to good theatre and good teaching.

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