Friday, December 3, 2010

New Books @ the library

Woodrow, George Jr. The Instructional Leadership Pyramid: A Framework for Raising Student Academic Achievement. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., 2010. Signed by author. (LB 2831.6 .W66 2010).

George Woodrow, a UNT Dallas professor, advocates a structure for creating academic success for all students based on five levels of a pyramid. The five levels build on each other until the top level where every student achieves at a high level. The five levels include campus culture, instructional strategies, research-based beliefs, and effort-based principles.

Greive, Donald. A Handbook for Adjunct/Part-time Faculty and Teachers of Adults. Ann Arbor, MI: The Adjunct Advocate, Inc. (LB 2331 .G72 2003).

This book contains practical and informative tips for part-time and adjunct faculty.

Nathan, Rebekah. My Freshman Year: What a professor learned by becoming a student. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005. (LB 3605 .N34 2005).

“Using her skills and insights as an anthropologist, faculty-turned-freshman Rebekah Nathan gives us a unique look into the student experience in the first year of college. She provides an unfiltered view of the cultural norms, social rules, and community expectations faced by our new students. It is an intriguing read for all who work with undergraduates today.” Susan H. Murphy, Vice President, Student and Academic Services, Cornell University, from the book jacket.

Verderber, Rudolph F & Kathleen S. The Challenge of Effective Speaking. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. (PN 4129.15 .V47 2003). CD included

An introduction to public speaking, this book covers everything from setting goals and organizing a speech to principals of persuasive speaking.

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