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Stephen Brookfield's website

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Download his "Discussion as a Way of Teaching" from "Workshop Materials" for great discussion starting ideas! And take a look at all the other workshop materials he makes available here.

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Yes, You Have Implicit Biases, Too

Yes, You Have Implicit Biases, Too | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

"Suggest to people that they themselves may have implicit biases, and suddenly the defense mechanisms roar into effect. But we do have implicit biases — every one of us — and as faculty members, it’s imperative we try to take them into account."

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The Professor Is In: Help! I’m on a Search

The Professor Is In: Help! I’m on a Search | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Only ChronicleVitae delivers higher ed jobs, a free dossier service, and career resources of Chronicle caliber. Recruiters find the most informed candidates in higher ed here.
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Your Syllabus Doesn’t Have to Look Like a Contract

Only ChronicleVitae delivers higher ed jobs, a free dossier service, and career resources of Chronicle caliber. Recruiters find the most informed candidates in higher ed here.
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Four Questions You Shouldn’t Ask an Interviewer

Four Questions You Shouldn’t Ask an Interviewer | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Questions have tremendous power and utility. They communicate a great deal of information. Most often, you can discern a person's knowledge
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Peer Review Strategies that Keep the Focus on Better Teaching

Peer Review Strategies that Keep the Focus on Better Teaching | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Too often peer review for promotion and tenure don’t contain the type of feedback teachers need to continue their growth and development in the classroom.
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When the Teacher Becomes the Student

When the Teacher Becomes the Student | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Do you remember what it's like to be a student? Even brief visits to a colleague’s class and experiencing it as a student yields timely teaching insights.
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Get Out There & Shake It! - National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Get Out There & Shake It! - National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity provides external mentoring for graduate students, post-docs and university professors.
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For new faculty: Excellent advice (as always) from Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
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Dynamics of undergraduate student generic problem-solving skills captured by a campus-wide study -- results question efficacy of standard lecture approaches

Dynamics of undergraduate student generic problem-solving skills captured by a campus-wide study -- results question efficacy of standard lecture approaches | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

"Our data indicate that most of the standard lecture approaches do not develop undergraduate student PSS and that universities and individual instructors must take active steps to advance this critical skill set in university students."

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A title for your article

A title for your article | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
The title of an article, book or thesis can make a big difference, so it’s worth spending time and effort to find a good one. When someone reads your article, what’s the first thing they read? The …
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How to Survive Rejection … Repeatedly

How to Survive Rejection … Repeatedly | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Across all genres of writing, the best advice on coping with the inevitability of rejection seems to be the same.
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Getting Curious (Not Furious) With Students

Getting Curious (Not Furious) With Students | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
When teachers get curious instead of furious, they don't take the student's behavior personally, and they don't act on anger. They respond to student behaviors rather than react to them.
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Carefully consider next steps after gaining tenure (essay)

Carefully consider next steps after gaining tenure (essay) | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Life after gaining tenure is new and unfamiliar territory, so it can be easy to overcommit yourself, warns Kerry Ann Rockquemore.
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Supporting Transgender Students in the Classroom

Supporting Transgender Students in the Classroom | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
The needs of our transgender students are too often overlooked. This article outlines strategies to support gender diversity in your inclusive classroom.
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On Being Observed in the classroom

On Being Observed in the classroom | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it

"Being observed while teaching feels unnatural. It violates our sense of the classroom as a semi-private space that only belongs to our students and ourselves. Having someone else — no matter how sympathetic — breach this privacy can be unnerving, both for you and your students." Use this article to prepare yourself!

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Notes on Public Speaking for Academics and Others | Tomorrow's Professor Postings

Notes on Public Speaking for Academics and Others | Tomorrow's Professor Postings | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
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How to find mentors and be a good one yourself (essay)

How to find mentors and be a good one yourself (essay) | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
What sustains faculty members are relationships with others, write Jennifer Lundquist and Joya Misra, who outline how to identify mentors and how to be a better one yourself.
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The Traditional Lecture Is Dead. I Would Know—I’m a Professor

The Traditional Lecture Is Dead. I Would Know—I’m a Professor | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
An awesome science show from the ’80s makes it to YouTube, and it shows just how pointless the traditional lecture is.
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Participation Points: Making Student Engagement Visible

Participation Points: Making Student Engagement Visible | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Engaged learners are active learners, but how do we help our students shift from grade seekers to knowledge seekers? A participation rubric can help.
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What Is Critical Thinking, Anyway?

What Is Critical Thinking, Anyway? | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
A long-time faculty member shares the talk he gives to his own students on the first day of the semester.
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Distinguishing Between Good (Useful) and Bad Workloads on Students’ Evaluations of Teaching - Jun 24, 2016

Distinguishing Between Good (Useful) and Bad Workloads on Students’ Evaluations of Teaching - Jun 24, 2016 | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
It's widely believed that students will rate courses more favorably if the professor lightens up on workload and challenge levels, but this study suggests otherwise. Students value "good" workloads -- seen as valuable time spent for learning -- and rate those courses more highly.
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How to Undermine Your Own Authority

How to Undermine Your Own Authority | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
They won’t take responsibility for their own learning if you are doing it for them.
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Getting More out of Exam Debriefs

Getting More out of Exam Debriefs | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Most exam debriefs feature the teacher going over the missed questions while students sit passively. Here are two approaches for getting students involved.
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Five Ways to Teach Students to Be Learning Centered, Too - Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning

Five Ways to Teach Students to Be Learning Centered, Too - Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered if your students are as concerned about their learning as you are? Here are five ways to develop more self-regulated learners.
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No, Banning Laptops Is Not the Answer

No, Banning Laptops Is Not the Answer | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
And it’s just as pointless to condemn any ban on electronic devices in the classroom.

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What to do with a bad third-year review (essay)

What to do with a bad third-year review (essay) | Web Resources for New Faculty | Scoop.it
It can be challenging to receive criticism, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore, but it can also provide an opportunity to discern the difference between how you believe things should be and how they actually are.
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