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The TLI strives to help connect faculty with human resources through its programs and events, but also keeps relevant books on reserve in Myrin Library. 

Books on teaching and learning currently on reserve in Myrin Library: 

How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren 

What the Best College Teachers Do
Ken Bain

Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom
John Bean                     

Rhetorics, Poetics, and Cultures: Refiguring College English Studies
James A. Berlin                          

Teaching for Quality Learning at University
John Biggs and Catherine Tang                          

Advice for New Faculty Members
Robert Boice                 

Developing Learner-Centered Teaching: A Practical Guide for Faculty
Phyllis Blumberg                   

Active Learning: Creating Excitement in the Classroom Charles C. Bonwell and James A. Eison                     

Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning
Jose Antonio Bowen                 

Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher
Stephen D. Brookfield

Discussion as a Way of Teaching: Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms
Stephen D. Brookfield and Stephen Preskill                 

Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions
Stephen D. Brookfield

Peer Review of Teaching: A Sourcebook
Nancy Van Note Chism                

Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students
Sharon Crowley and Debra Hawhee                          

We Scholars: Changing the Culture of the University
David Damrosch                     

Tools for Teaching
Barbara Gross Davis                 

The Power of Problem-Based Learning
Barbara J. Duch (ed.)                       

Everyone Can Write: Essays Toward a Hopeful Theory of Writing and Teaching Writing
Peter Elbow        

Teaching Positions: Difference, Pedagogy, and the Power of Address
Elizabeth Ellsworth                              

Places of Learning
Elizabeth Ellsworth                   

Teaching First-Year College Students
Bette LaSere Erickson and Calvin B. Peters, Diane Weltner Strommer                           

Fragments of Rationality: Postmodernity and the Subject of Composition
Lester Faigley                               

The Joy of Teaching: A Practical Guide for New College Instructors
Peter Filene                 

Creating Significant Learning Experiences
L. Dee Fink                     

Designing Courses for Significant Learning: Voices of Experience
L. Dee Fink and Arletta Knight Fink (eds.)            

Teaching With Your Mouth Shut
Donald L. Finkel                              

Multiple Intelligences
Howard Gardner                 

Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind
Gerald Graff                

Releasing the Imagination: Essays on Education, the Arts, and Social Change
Maxine Greene                    

Student Engagement in Higher Education: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Approaches for Diverse Populations
Shaun R. Harper and Stephen John Quaye (eds.)                           

Teaching the Large College Class
Frank Heppner

Cooperative Learning: Increasing College Faculty Instructional Productivity
David W. Johnson and Roger T. Johnson, Karl A. Smith                   

Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year
James M. Lang                        

Teaching & Learning Through Inquiry
Virginia S. Lee (ed.)                            

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom
bell hooks                             

Learning for Meaning’s Sake: Toward the Hermeneutic University
Stephanie Mackler **Ursinus Faculty Member**

Creative Workforce: How to Launch Young People Into High-Flying Futures
Erica McWilliam                         

The Contemplative Practitioner: Meditation in Education and the Professions
John P. Miller                        

Cooperative Learning in Higher Education
Barbara J. Millis (ed.)                

Cooperative Learning for Higher Education Faculty
Barbara J. Millis and Philip G. Cottell, Jr.                          

Teaching At Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors 
Linda B. Nilson

Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education
Martha C. Nussbaum

Teaching Inclusively: Resources for Course, Department & Institutional Change In Higher Education
Matthew L. Ouellett                               

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life
Parker J. Palmer                             

Blueprint for Learning: Constructing College Courses to Facilitate, Assess, and Document Learning
Laurie Richlin

Improving College Teaching
Peter Seldin                             

The Teaching Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Improved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions
Peter Seldin and J. Elizabeth Miller, Clement A. Seldin                          

Creating Learning Communities
Nancy S. Shapiro and Jodi H. Levine                       

Engaging Large Classes: Strategies and Techniques for College Faculty
Christine A. Stanley and M. Erin Porter (eds.)                       

Learning and Motivation in the Postsecondary Classroom Marilla D. Svinicki                       

Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers
Marilla Svinicki and Wilbert J. McKeachie                         

A Guide to Composition Pedagogies
Gary Tate and Amy Rupiper, Kurt Schick                     

Ms. Mentor’s new and evermore Impeccable Advice for Women and men In Academia
Emily Toth           

Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College Barbara E. Walvoord and Virginia  Johnson Anderson

Educative Assessment: Designing Assessments to Inform and Improve Student Performance
Grant Wiggins                        

Understanding By Design
Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe

The Moral Collapse of the University: Professionalism, Purity, and Alienation
Bruce Wilshire                       

Successful Service-Learning Programs: New Models of Excellence in Higher Education
Edward Zlotkowski             

The Learning Portfolio: Reflective Practice for Improving Student Learning
John Zubizarreta

The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning
James E. Zull

Faculty-Generated Material in Canvas

Ursinus faculty also have access to a wide range of faculty-generated material and reports on many different teaching and learning topics. This material is housed on Canvas; look for “UC Teaching and Learning Institute” in the Courses dropdown menu.