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Suggested Resources for Instructors

Ambrose, S.A., Bridges, M.W., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M.C., & Norman, M.K. (2010). How learning works: Seven research-based principles for smart teaching.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Angelo, T. & Cross, P. (1993). Classroom assessment strategies. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

Barkley, E.F. (2010). Student engagement techniques: A handbook for college faculty.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Cuseo, J. (2008). Sourcebook for First-Year Seminar Instruction: Core Learning Principles, Key Teaching Connections, & Effective Pedagogical Practices. Rancho Palos Verdes: Marymount College. 

Erickson, B.L., Peters, C.B., Strommer, D.S. (2006).  Teaching first-year college students.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Silberman, M. & Auerbach, C. (2014). Active training: A handbook of techniques, designs, case examples, and tips. (3rd ed.) San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.

Staley, C. (2003). 50 ways to leave your lectern: active learning strategies to engage first-year students. Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

Strommer, D. (1999) Teaching First-Year College Students: Ten Tips for Success. In M.S. Hunter & T.L. Skipper (Eds.), Solid foundations: Building success for first-year seminars through instructor training and development (Monograph No. 29) (pp.44-50). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Sutherland, T., Bonwell, C. (1996). Using active learning in college classes: A range of options for faculty. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Wanca-Thibault, M., Shepard, M., Staley, C. (2002). Personal, Professional, and Political Effects of Teaching a First-Year Seminar: A Faculty Census. The Journal of the First-Year Experience, v14, n1, pp. 23-40.

Additional Resources

Best Practices for Teaching First-Year Undergraduates

Teaching and Advising First-Year Students     

Teaching First Year Students: 

Teaching and Working with First-Year Students