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First Time in the College Classroom : A Guide for Teaching Assistants, Instructors, and New Professors at All Colleges and Universities (Paperback)

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"Doing anything for the first time often brings uncertainty. To address the uncertainties faced by new college teachers, Mary C. Clement presents the nuts and bolts of teaching practice in a very readable style. First Time in the College Classroom includes practical strategies on multiple aspects of teaching at the college level, such as how to choose a textbook, construct a syllabus, and develop a test. Believing that teaching is a learned skill, Clement provides essential knowledge to reduce beginning college teachers' anxiety. Her guide offers a life preserver to help new college teachers swim, not sink."---Patricia H. Phelps, professor of teaching and learning, University of Central Arkansas

People who teach in higher education are subject matter specialists, but they often have little preparation in how to teach. This book presents the knowledge base of college teaching in a user-friendly, easy-to-read, yet well-researched format. From sample syllabi to the creation of an effective grading scale, this book covers critically important aspects of organizing and teaching your curriculum.

Suggestions for preparing for the first day of the semester will make all semesters run more smoothly. Chapters about building positive student relationships, student incivility, and academic integrity provide insights about today's students, their backgrounds, and their expectations. Using techniques presented in the book for instructional management, instructors can have productive classes where students achieve success.

If you teach traditional or online courses in a community college, private college, or large public university, this book needs to be on your reading list. The topics, strategies, and methods presented will help you to not only improve your courses but also to keep your job and obtain tenure. Reading this book is the equivalent of taking a course in how to teach in higher education.

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Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Education
Mfg Part# 9781607095255
SKU 214528700
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1607095254
Release Date 7/1/2010
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