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Faculty Center for Teaching (FCT)


The Teaching Professor - An acclaimed newsletter devoted to the art and science of teaching.

The FCT has printed copies of this newsletter from the past 11 years.

View this publication online at Request the FCT login and password by email or phone: or 635-2818.


Magna 20-Minute Mentors answer your questions about teaching. Highly respected presenters give you the "here's how" advice that you can start using right away. The FCT has the following DVDs available for faculty use:

    • What Can I Learn From Student Ratings? By Ike Shibley
    • How Can I Capture Students’ Interest in the First 5 Minutes? By Alice Cassidy
    • Is Your Syllabus Sending the Wrong Message? By Maryellen Weimer
    • How Can I Improve My PowerPoint Presentation Skills? By Kenneth Alford
    • How Can I Connect Students’ Interests to Course Content? By Alice Cassidy
    • How Can I Use Frequent Student Feedback to Improve My Courses? By Mary Clement
    • How Can Rubrics Make Grading Easier and Faster? By Linda Suskie
    • How Can I Use Discussion to Facilitate Learning? By Jay Howard
    • How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning? By Christy Price
    • How Can I Enhance the Impact of Feedback in Online Classes? By Jean Mandernach
    • How Can I Make My Exams More about Learning, Less about Grades? By Maryellen Weimer
    • How Do I Include Introverts in Class Discussions? By Nicki Monahan
    • How Do I Create a Climate for Learning in My Classroom? By Maryellen Weimer
    • How Do I Prepare a SoTL Article for Publication? By Milton D. Cox, PhD
    • How Can I Effectively Teach Unprepared Students? By Alford and Griffin
    • How Can I Create Meaningful Assignments for My Students? By Linda Suskie
    • Evidenced Based Teaching in Higher Education: Strategies to Improve Student Learning By Maryellen Weimer & Victor Benassi
    • How Do I Create a Successful Mentoring Program?
    • How Do I Get Students to Read Before Class?
    • How Can Rubrics Make Grading Easier and Faster?
    • How Can I Structure a Flipped Lesson?
    • Is There a Solution to Students Multitasking in Class?
    • What Kind of Questions Encourage Student Interaction?
    • How Can I Measure My Faculty Development Centers Impact?
    • How Can I Build a Successful Faculty Development Program?
    • How Do I Get Students to Come to Class Prepared?
    • What Key Factors Influence Test Performance?

Technologies to "test drive" or borrow:

  • 2 All-in-One computer stations in a comfortable work area
  • SmartTV
  • 24" width plotter printer
  • I-pad Air tablets
  • Surface-Pro 3
    • Camtasia Studio - Create your own video tutorials for students
  • Galaxy Note tablet
  • Media Laptop - fully loaded with SoftChalk yo create your own interactive learning objects.


Books and Journals

The FCT has a number of books and journals on teaching and learning that are available for faculty use:

    • Journal of College Student Retention Research
    • Journal of First Year Experience and Students in Transition
    • Journal of Technical Writing and Communication
    • Beyond The Big Test, by Sedlacek
    • Classroom Assessment Techniques, by Angelo
    • Completing College, by Tinto
    • Coping with College, by Hamachek
    • The Course Syllabus: A Learning Centered Approach, by O'Brien
    • Creating Significant Learning Experiences, by Fink
    • A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life, by Ramsay
    • Developing Outcomes-based Assessment for Learner-centered Education, by Driscoll
    • Electronic Portfolios 2.0: Emergent Research on Implementation and Impact, by Cambridge
    • The Freshmen Year Experience, by Upcraft
    • From College to the Real World, by Malinchak
    • Getting the Best Out of College, by Feaver
    • Grading Strategies for the College Classroom, by Magna
    • Helping Students Learn in a Learner Centered Environment, by Doyle
    • How Learning Works: 7 Research Based Principles for Smart Teaching, by Ambrose
    • Introduction to Rubrics , by Stevens
    • Journal Keeping, by Stevens
    • The Learner Centered Curriculum, by Cullen
    • Learner Centered Teaching, by Doyle
    • Learner Centered Teaching, by Weimer
    • Learning Reconsidered 2, by Keeling
    • McKeachie’s Teaching Tips, by McKeachie and Svinicki
    • Organizing for Student Success: The University College Model, by Evenbeck
    • The New Science of Learning, by Doyle
    • The Skillful Teacher, by Brookfield
    • Student Development in the First College Year, by Skipper
    • Student Engagement Techniques, by Barkley
    • Student Success in College, by Kuh
    • Teaching at its Best, by Nilson
    • Teaching Unprepared Students, by Gabriel
    • To Improve the Academy, by Groccia
    • Learning to Teach in Higher Education, by Ramsden & Paul
    • Teaching Within the Rhythms of the Semester, by Duffy & Jones
    • 500 Tips on Assessment, by Race, by Brown & Smith
    • Saints & Scamps, Ethics in Academia by Cahn & Smith
    • Discussion as a Way of Teaching, by Brookfield & Preskill
    • Tools for Teaching, by Barbara Gross Davis
    • Understanding by Design, by Grant Wiggins & Jay McTighe
    • Completing College (Rethinking Institutional Action) by Tinto & Vincent
    • Increasing Persistence by Habley, Bloom & Robbins
    • What's the Use of Lectures, by Blight & Donald
    • Cutting Edge Technologies and Social Media Use in Higher Education, by Benson & Morgan
    • Make It Stick by Brown, Roediger, & McDaniel
    • Making Scientists, by Light & Micari
    • Teaching Mathematics in Colleges & Universities: Case Studies in Today's Classroom, by Friedberg & Soloman
    • Promoting Active Learning through the Flipped Classroom Model, by Keengwe, Onchwari & Oigara
    • Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Immersive Interfaces: Virtual Worlds, Gaming, and Simulation, by Wankel & Blessinger
    • Guide to Teaching Computer Science by, Hazzan, Lapidot & Ragonis
    • Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Multimedia Technologies: Video Annotation, Multimedia Applications, Videoconferencing, and Transmedia Storytelling, by Wankel & Blessinger
    • Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Classroom Technologies: Classroom Response Systems and Mediated Discourse Technologies, by Wankel & Blessinger
    • Effective Grading (Second Edition), by Walvoord & Anderson
    • Developing a Comprehensive Faculty Evaluation System, by Raoul A. Arreola
    • Interactive Multimedia Learning, by Springer
    • Cooperative Learning in Higher Education, by Barbara Millis
    • Just in Time Teaching, by Simkins and Maier
    • Coming in From the Margins, by Connie M Schroeder
    • The Gamification of Higher Education by Neil B. Niman
    • Rubric Assessment Goes to College, by Mary J. Goggins Selke
    • To Improve the Academy, by James E. Groccia and Laura Cruz
    • How to Design and Teach a Hybrid Course, by Jay Caulfield
    • Creating Self-Regulated Learners, by Linda B. Nelson
    • Powerful Learning Communities, by Lenning, Hill, Saunders, Solan and Stokes
    • Specifications Grading, by Linda B. Nelson
    • Improving Student Learning, by Persellin and Daniels
    • Facilitating Seven Ways of Learning, by Davis and Arend
    • Teaching Your First College Class, by Carolyn Lieberg
    • Professors are from Mars, Students are from Snickers, by Ronald A. Berk
    • Advancing the Culture of Teaching on Campus, by Cook and Kaplan
    • Idea Based Learning by Edmund Hansen
    • The Art of Changing the Brain, by James E. Zull
    • Facilitating Deep Learning, by Julian Hermida
    • Advancing the Culture of Teaching on Campus, by Constance E. Cook and Matthew Kaplan
    • Key Considerations for Learning Commons Designs, by Academic Impressions
    • Teaching Unprepared Students, by Kathleen F. Gabriel
    • Helping Students Learn, by Doyle
    • How Learning Works, by Ambrose, Bridges, Lovett, DiPietro and Norman
    • The Appreciative Advising Revolution, by Jennifer L. Bloom
    • Faculty Mentoring, by Phillips and Dennison
    • Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, by Light, Cox and Calkins
    • Academic Advising: A Handbook for Advisors and Students, by Miller and Irons
    • The Course Syllabus, by Judith Grunert O'Brien
    • Research Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning, by Judy Willis
    • Managing Technology in Higher Education, by Bates and Sangra
    • Specifications Grading, by Linda B. Nilson
    • Design for How People Learn, by Julie Dirksen
    • Getting Culture, by Gurung and Prieto
    • Training Workshop Essentials, by Lucas
    • The Art of Explanation, by Lee Lefever
    • Teaching at It's Best, by Linda B. Nilson
    • Teaching First-Year College Students, by Erickson, Peters and Strommer
    • Getting Started with Team Based Learning, by Michaelsen
    • Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, by Bishop-Clark and Dietz-Uhler
    • Learning Through Serving by Cress, Collier and Reitenauer
    • Building a Pathway for Student Learning, by Jones, Noyd and Sagendorf
    • Leveraging the Portfolio for Integrative Learning, by Candyce Reynolds and Judith Patton
    • What the Best College Teachers Do, by Ken Bain
    • The Innovative University, by Clayton M. Christensen
    • StrengthsFinder 2.0, by Tom Rath
    • Emotional Intelligence 2.0, by Travis Bradberry


The LSSU Shouldice Library has numerous books on teaching and learning, including some faculty resources that have been recently added to the collection.



In 2013, as part of a Title III proposal, the LSSU Faculty Center for Teaching was established with the goal of providing resources for faculty to improve teaching.


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