Teaching & Learning in College: A Resource for Educators

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9780940017313: Teaching & Learning in College: A Resource for Educators

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Higher education scholar Dr. Gary Wheeler of Miami University has assembled six leading educators to present what amounts to a master class in teaching aimed at graduate students and relatively new higher education faculty. Each contributor offers valuable insight into the state of teaching and learning. These are authors who can speak authoritatively on the subject of education, but who have taken the time to personalize the information. This book will help any educator come to terms with the day-to-day issues involved in becoming an effective teacher in today's diverse higher education environment.

Topics Include:
The Role of Community in Learning
Diversity and New Roles for Faculty Developers
Computing the Values of Teaching Dialogues
Teaching and Leanring in Different Academic Settings
Teaching and Learning as a Transactional Process
More Than a Thermometer--Using Assessment Effectively

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Gary Wheeler of Miami University has assembled six leading educators to present a collection of essays that offer valuable insight into the state of teaching and learning today, specifically targeting an audience of graduate students and relatively new higher education faculty. The co-authors speak authoritatively on these topics but take the time to personalize the information they share. Their narratives will help readers recognize themselves in the presented topics and in the day-to-day struggle of becoming an effective teacher in today's diverse higher education environment.

About the Author:

Gery Wheeler is the Associate Executive Director for Academic Affairs and Professor at Miami University's comprehensive regional campus in Middletown, Ohio. He recevied a B.F.A. (1973) from the University of Connecticut and an M.F.A. (1976) from Arizona State University in both studio art and art history.

Wheeler's main areas of interest in higher education have been in organizational development, technology integration with academic curricula, leadership for collaborative change, instructional improvement, assessment, and full- and part-time faculty development.

He has conducted workshops on topics related to teaching and learning, cultural competence and diversity, part-time faculty, assessment, technology and leadership. He has served as a consultant-evaluator, an AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Project) facilitator, and as a member of the Accreditation Review Council for the Higher Learning Commission (North Central Association.) He also works closely as an associate with the TLT Group-the technology affiliate of the American Association for Higher Education, serving as a consultant and workshop leader.

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