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Quick Hits for New Faculty: Successful Strategies by Award-winning Teachers


reviewed by Laurel Trufant 2005

coverTitle: Quick Hits for New Faculty: Successful Strategies by Award-winning Teachers
Author(s): Rosanne M. Cordell, Betsy Lucal, Robin K. Morgan, Sharon Hamilton, Robert Orr (Editors)
Publisher: Indiana University Press, Bloomington
ISBN: 0253217091, Pages: 140, Year: 2004
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This is one of those rare books that is both insightful and entertaining. The editors have made the wise choice to keep the contributed articles brief, narrative, and as “unscholarly” as possible, while still maintaining the close ties between theory and practice that make for good teaching. The result is a useful handbook that practices what it preaches: It captures the attention of its audience, maximizes its instructional time, and capitalizes on the context-dependent nature of a meaningful learning experience. The topical organization of the book leads first-time readers through a logical development of teaching practice, and a detailed index makes the wide variety of articles accessible as a ready reference for both the curious and the committed. Each of the seven sections of the text (“Getting Started,” “Grading and Feedback,” “First Day,” “Are You Out There?” “Getting Support,” “Lessons from the Disciplines,” and “Keeping Track”) presents a selection of teaching... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1563-1565
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11779, Date Accessed: 6/29/2017 6:49:47 AM

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  • Laurel Trufant
    University of New Hampshire
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    DR. LAUREL TRUFANT holds a Masters in French Literature and a Doctorate in Intellectual History. She has taught in several disciplines, including computer literacy. After serving as Director of the UNH Language Laboratory, she joined the Academic Technology Group of UNH Computing and Information Services, whose mission is to engage faculty in the principles and practices of instructional design and help them integrate technology into their teaching. She has worked to implement and administer the Blackboard course management system, has developed and coordinated faculty development activities and training on a variety of technology-integration topics, helped inaugurate a Summer Instructional Technology Institute for UNH faculty, and co-coordinated an Educational Technology Assistant Program (eTAP) that pairs interested faculty with instructional design teams and trained student assistants to implement instructional technology projects.
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