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This is the long-awaited update on the bestselling book that offers a practical, accessible reference manual for faculty in any discipline. This new edition contains up-to-date information on technology as well as expanding on the ideas and strategies presented in the first edition. It includes more than sixty-one chapters designed to improve the teaching of beginning, mid-career, or senior faculty members. The topics cover both traditional tasks of teaching as well as broader concerns, such as diversity and inclusion in the classroom and technology in educational settings.

Author Biography

Barbara Gross Davis, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at the University of California at Berkeley, received a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. all from Berkeley. Her areas of interest are teaching, learning, and evaluation in higher education.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Creditsp. xiv
The Authorp. xv
Getting Under Wayp. 1
Designing or Revising a Coursep. 3
The Comprehensive Course Syllabusp. 21
The First Days of Classp. 37
Classroom Conduct and Decorump. 48
Responding To A Changing Student Bodyp. 55
Diversity and inclusion in the Classroomp. 57
Students with Disabilitiesp. 72
Reentry and Transfer Studentsp. 85
Teaching Academically Diverse Studentsp. 90
Discussion Strategiesp. 95
Leading a Discussionp. 97
Encouraging Student Participation in Discussionp. 106
Online Discussionsp. 112
Asking Questionsp. 118
Fielding Students' Questionsp. 127
The Large-Enrollment Coursep. 133
Preparing to Teach the Large-Enrollment Coursep. 135
Delivering a Lecturep. 148
Explaining Clearlyp. 157
Personalizing the Large-Enrollment Coursep. 162
Encouraging Student Participation in the Large-Enrollment Coursep. 168
Maintaining Instructional Quality with Limited Resourcesp. 174
Alternatives And Supplements To Lectures And Discussionp. 179
Web 2.0p. 181
Learning in Groupsp. 190
Informal Group Learning Activitiesp. 207
Formal Group Learning Activitiesp. 214
Case Studiesp. 222
Simulations: Role Playing, Games, and Virtual Worldsp. 229
Service Learning and Civic Engagementp. 233
Undergraduate Researchp. 244
Guest Speakersp. 251
Enhancing Students' Learning And Motivationp. 257
Helping Students Learnp. 259
Learning Styles and Preferencesp. 273
Motivating Studentsp. 278
Informally Assessing Students' Learningp. 290
Mobile Learningp. 298
Strengthening Students' Writing And Problem Solving Skillsp. 303
Helping Students Write Better in All Coursesp. 305
Designing Effective Writing Assignmentsp. 314
Evaluating Students' Written Workp. 325
Homework: Problem Setsp. 335
Testing And Gradingp. 343
Promoting Academic Honestyp. 345
Quizzes, Tests, and Examsp. 362
Allaying Students' Anxieties about Testsp. 375
Multiple-Choice and Matching Testsp. 390
Short-Answer and Essay Testsp. 401
Grading Practicesp. 409
Calculating and Assigning Gradesp. 419
Presentation Technologiesp. 431
Flipchartsp. 433
Chalkboards and Whiteboardsp. 436
Interactive Whiteboardsp. 441
Overhead Projectionp. 443
Slide Showsp. 447
Video Recordings and Clipsp. 450
PowerPoint Presentationsp. 453
Evaluation To Improve Teachingp. 459
Early Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learningp. 461
Video Recordings and Classroom Observationsp. 472
The Teaching Portfoliop. 481
Teaching Outside The Classroomp. 489
Holding Office Hoursp. 491
E-mail, Text Messages, and Instant Messagesp. 497
Academic Advising and Mentoring Undergraduatesp. 504
Guiding, Training, Supervising, and Mentoring Graduate Student Instructorsp. 517
Finishing Upp. 527
The Last Days of Classp. 529
Student Rating Formsp. 534
Writing Letters of Recommendation for Studentsp. 551
Indexp. 557
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