Selected Resources for New Faculty Members

Becoming an Effective University Professor

Anderson, P. M. (1998). Professors who believe: The spiritual journeys of Christian faculty. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press.

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

Boice, R. (2000). Advice for new faculty members: Nihil nimus. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Bracken, S. J., Allen, J. K., & Dean, D. R. (Eds.). (2006). The balancing act: Gendered perspectives in faculty roles and work lives. Sterling, Va: Stylus Pub.

Brockbank, A., & McGill, I. (2007). Facilitating reflective learning in higher education. Maidenhead, UK:  Open University Press. 

Chang, H. V., & Boyd, D. (2011). Spirituality in higher education: Autoethnographies. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press

Cordell, R. M., Lucal, B., & Morgan, R. K. (Eds.). (2004). Quick hits for new faculty: Successful strategies by award winning teachers. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Cowan, J. (2006). On becoming an innovative university teacher: Reflection in action. Buckingham, UK: Society for Research into Higher education & Open University Press.

Dalke, A. F. (2002). Teaching to learn/learning to teach: Meditations on the classroom. New York: P. Lang.

Filene, P. G. (2005). The joy of teaching: A practical guide for new college instructors. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.

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

Hanstedt, P. & Rhodes, T.  (2012). General Education Essentials : A Guide for College Faculty. San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass. 

Henderson, G., & Smith-Nash, S. (2007). Excellence in college teaching and learning: Classroom and online instruction. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas Pub.

Hostetler, K. D., Sawyer, R. M., & Prichard, K. W. (Eds.). (2001). The art and politics of college teaching: A practical guide for the beginning professor. New York: P. Lang.

Johnston, B. (2010). The first year at university: Teaching students in transition. Maidenhead, UK: Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press. 

Lang, J. M. (2008). On course: A week-by-week guide to your first semester of college teaching. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 

Lieberg, C. S. (2008). Teaching your first college class: A practical guide for new faculty and graduate student instructors. Sterling, Va: Stylus Pub.

Mastascusa, E. J., Snyder, W. J., & Hoyt, B .S. (Eds.). (2011). Effective instruction for STEM disciplines: From learning theory to college teaching. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

McKeachie, W. J. & Svinicki, M. D. (Eds.). (2006). McKeachie's teaching tips: Strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers. Boston, MA: 

Houghton Mifflin Moore, S., Walsh, G., & Rísquez, A. (2007). Teaching at college and university: Effective strategies and key principles. Maidenhead, UK:  Open University Press.

Nygaard, C., Holtham, N., & Nigel, C. (Eds.). (2009). Improving students' learning outcomes. Portland, Ore.: Copenhagen Business School Press.

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

Silver, H. F., Strong, R. W., & Perini, M. J. (2009). The strategic teacher: Selecting the right research-based strategy for every lesson. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Merrill/Pearson.

Steiner, G. (2003). Lessons of the masters. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

VanZanten, S. (2011). Joining the mission: A guide for (mainly) new college faculty. Grand Rapids, Mich: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co.

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

Welch, A. R. (Ed.). (2005). The professoriate: Profile of a profession. Dordrecht, NL:  Springer.


Bennett, J. B. (2003). Academic life: Hospitality, ethics, and spirituality. Euguene, Ore.: Wipf & Stock.

Cahn, S. M. (2011). Saints and scamps: Ethics in academia. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Hamilton, N. W. (2002). Academic ethics: Problems and materials on professional conduct and shared governance. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Keith-Spiegel, P., Whitley, B. E., Balogh, D.W., Perkins, D.V., & Wittig, A.F. (2002). The ethics of teaching: A casebook. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

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

Strike, K. A., & Soltis, J. F. (2009). The ethics of teaching. New York: Teachers College.

Teaching First-Generation & International Students

Andrade, M. S., & Evans, N. W. (Eds.). (2009). International students: Strengthening a critical resource. Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Flaitz, J., & Eckstein, L. K. (2003). Understanding your international students: An educational, cultural, and linguistic guide. Ann Arbor, MI:  University of Michigan Press.

Gunawardena, H., & Wilson, R. (2012). International students at university: Understanding the student experience. Bern: P. Lang.

Harvey, V. L., & Housel, T. H. (2011). Faculty and first-generation college students: Bridging the classroom together. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Lipson, C. (2008). Succeeding as an international student in the United States and Canada. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Liu, J. (2001). Asian students' classroom communication patterns in U.S. universities: An emic perspective. Westport, CT: Ablex.

Romanowski, M. H., & McCarthy, T. (2009). Teaching in a distant classroom: Crossing borders for global transformation. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press.

Ward, L., Siegel, M. J., & Davenport, Z. (2012). First-generation college students: Understanding and improving the experience from recruitment to commencement. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Teaching Online Courses

Goodfellow, R., & Lamy, M. N. (2009). Learning outcomes in online education. London: Continuum International Publishing.

Hobbs, R. (2010). Copyright clarity: How fair use supports digital learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Ko, S. S., & Rossen, S. (2010). Teaching online: A practical guide (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge.

Palloff, R. M., & Pratt, K. (2013). Lessons from the virtual classroom: The realities of online teaching. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Lewis, D., Allan, B., & Society for Research into Higher Education. (2005). Virtual learning communities: A guide for practitioners. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Manning, S., & Johnson, K. E. (2011). The technology toolbelt for teaching. San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass.

Vai, M., & Sosulski, K. (2011). Essentials of online course design: A standards-based guide. New York: Routledge.