College teaching books

Some useful books about college teaching

(full disclosure: I co-authored a couple of them):

Angelo, T. & Cross, K.P. (1994). Classroom assessment techniques: a handbook for college teachers. 2nd edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bain, K. (2004). What the best college teachers do. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Barkley, E.., Cross, K.P., Major, C.H. (2005). Collaborative learning techniques. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Barkley, E. F. (2009). Student engagement techniques: A handbook for college faculty. San Francisco, CA: Jossey -Bass.

Bean, J. C. (1996). Engaging ideas: The professor’s guide to integrating writing, critical thinking, and active learning in the classroom. San Francisco, CA: Jossey – Bass.

Biggs. J., & Tang, C. (2007). Teaching for quality learning at university (3rd ed.). Buckingham, UK: The Society for Research into Higher Education and Open University Press.

Brookfield, S. (2006). The skillful teacher. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Davis, B. (2001). Tools for teaching. Jossey-Bass.

Entwistle, N. (2009). Teaching for understanding at university: Deep approaches and distinctive ways of thinking. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Filene, P. (2005). The joy of teaching. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press.

Fink, L. D. (2003). Creating significant learning experiences: An integrated approach to designing college courses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Lang, J. (2010). On course: A week-by-week guide to your first semester of college teaching. Boston: Harvard University Press.

McKeachie, W. and Svinicki, M. (2010). McKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers. 13th edition. Houghton Mifflin.

Palmer, P. (1998). The courage to teach: exploring the inner landscape of a teacher’s life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Parini, J. (2005). The art of teaching. New York: Oxford University Press.

Possner, M., & Trigwell, K. (1999). Understanding learning and teaching: The experience of higher education. Buckinghan, England: Open University Press.

Pregent. R. (2000). Charting your course: how to prepare to teach more effectively. Madison: Atwood Publishing.

Ramsden, P. (2003). Learning to teach in higher education (2nd ed.). London: Routledge Falmer.

Savin-Baden, M., & Major, C. H. (2004). Foundations of problem-based learning. Buckingham: Society for Research in Higher Education and Open University Press.

Stevens, D. D., & Levi, A. J. (2004). Introduction to rubrics: An assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback and promote student learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Svinicki, M. D. (2004). Learning and motivation in the postsecondary classroom. Boston: Anker Publishing.

VanZanten, S. (2011). Joining the Mission: A Guide for (Mainly) New Faculty. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Wankat, P. C. (2002). The effective, efficient professor: Teaching, scholarship and service. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Weimer, M.E. (2002). Learner-centered teaching: five key changes to practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Walvoord, B. E. & Anderson, V. J. (1998). Effective grading: A tool for learning and assessment. San Francisco, CA: Jossey – Bass.


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