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  • Assess Your Own Teaching Qualityby Sally Brown; Phil Race

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Containing over 100 checklist grids of performance indicators on a wide range of teaching elements, this guide allows teachers to assess their own work, uncovering strengths and weaknesses. The text can also be used for formal peer assessment or as a basis for gathering feedback. more...

  • Coping with Faculty Stressby Walter H. Gmelch

    SAGE Publications 1993; US$ 40.00

    This useful book outlines the chief forms and major causes of academic stress. Practical advice shows how to distinguish negative from positive stress and how to deal with negative stressors in life and at work. The book includes exercises to help the academic understand how stress affects him or her, as well as forms to help design programmes for... more...

  • Teaching: Notes From the Front Lineby Debra Kidd

    Crown House Publishing 2014; US$ 18.94

    Our current education system is overloaded with amendments, additions and adjustments which have been designed to keep an outdated model in the air. But it is crashing. And as it comes down, we see the battle of blame begin. It is time to take our vocation back, to learn to trust ourselves and each other and, crucially, to take control of the direction... more...

  • The Politics of Compulsive Educationby Karl Kitching

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The marketised and securitised shaping of formal education sites in terms of risk prevention strategies have transformed what it means to be a learner and a citizen. In this book, Karl Kitching explores racialised dimensions to suggest how individuals and collectives are increasingly made responsible for their own welfare as ?good? or ?bad? students,... more...

  • Sub-prime scholarshipby Mark Vicars; Jon Austin; Pat Sikes

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 199.00

    Academic labour is increasingly undertaken by a diverse and hierarchical workforce where not all perspectives are heard. Professors comprise only 20% of tenured academics - of which only 20% are women and most of the able bodies working in universities are white and straight. An estimated 50 to 60% of academic work (teaching and research) is undertaken... more...

  • How the University Worksby Marc Bousquet; Cary Nelson

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    As much as we think we know about the modern university, very little has been said about what it's like to work there. Instead of the high-wage, high-profit world of knowledge work, most campus employees?including the vast majority of faculty?really work in the low-wage, low-profit sphere of the service economy. Tenure-track positions are at an all-time... more...

  • Richard Hoggartby Fred Inglis

    Wiley 2013; US$ 35.00 US$ 30.33

    Richard Hoggart has been, perhaps, the best-known, and certainly the most affectionately acknowledged, British intellectual of the past sixty years. His great classic, The Uses of Literacy , provided for thousands of unsung working-class readers a wholly recognisable and tender account of their own coming-to-maturity and of the preciousness and the... more...

  • Building Faculty Learning Communitiesby Milton D. Cox; Laurie Richlin

    Wiley 2011; US$ 29.00 US$ 25.13

    Changing our colleges and universities into learning institutions has become increasingly important at the same time it has become more difficult.  Faculty learning communities have proven to be effective for addressing institutional challenges, from preparing the faculty of the future and reinvigorating senior faculty, to implementing new courses,... more...

  • In Transition: Adult Higher Education Governance in Private Institutionsby J. Richard Ellis; Stephen D. Holtrop

    Wiley 2012; US$ 29.00 US$ 25.13

    Take a candid look into how some traditional liberal arts colleges have incorporated nontraditional adult degree programs. This volume of case studies shows how a number of small, independent universities addressed various administrative and service functions for their adult programs. When taken together, it captures the emulsive nature of this imperfect... more...

  • Part-Time on the Tenure Trackby Joan M. Herbers

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00 US$ 25.13

    The case for a flexible work schedule for faculty has been repeatedly made, with one policy recommendation being part-time positions for tenure-track/tenured faculty (PTTT). Despite some of the benefits of this approach for both faculty and institutions, the PTTT concept is the least implemented policy for faculty flexibility and is poorly understood.... more...