Teaching Resources

A principal responsibility of the Teaching and Learning Center is to keep abreast of the literature on teaching and learning, to synthesize and share this information, and to create spaces where discussion, research and development can take place. 


Active Learning Exercises

Eight Active Learning Exercises by Michelle Kuo and Kevin Capehart.pdf

Group Work Best Practices 

AUP Mellon Best Practice Seminar.pdf

Useful Resources

Harvard University ablconnect

New York Times Fear of Failure

Booklist (books and online books available at AUP)

Allen, David. Getting Things Done. Penguin Publishing Group, 2015.

Ambrose, Susan A. How learning works: seven research-Based principles for smart teaching. 2010.

Apter, Emily S. Translation Zone: A New Comparative Literature. Princeton University Press, 2011.

Arum, Richard, and Josipa Roksa. Academically adrift: limited learning on college campuses. The University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Bain, Ken. What the best college students do. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.

Bensimon, Estela Mara., et al. The Department Chairs Role in Developing New Faculty in to Teachers and Scholars. Anker Publishing Company, Inc., 2000.

Berg, Maggie, and Barbara Karolina Seeber. The slow professor: challenging the culture of speed in the academy. University of Toronto Press, 2017.

Blumenstyk, Goldie. American higher education in crisis?: what everyone needs to know. Oxford University Press, 2015.

Bok, Derek Curtis. Our underachieving colleges: a candid look at how much students learn and why they should be learning more. Princeton Univ. Press, 2008.

Bok, Derek. Higher Education in America. Princeton University Press, 2015.

Bowen, José Antonio. Teaching naked: how moving technology out of your college classroom will improve student learning. Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint, 2012.

Bowen, William G., et al. Higher education in the digital age. Princeton University Press, 2015.

Bowen, William G. Locus of Authority. Princeton University Press, 2017.

Brown, Peter C., et al. Make it stick: the science of successful learning. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.

Bryk, Anthony S., et al. Learning to improve: how Americas schools can get better at getting better. Harvard Education Press, 2015.

Chambliss, Daniel F., and Christopher G. Takacs. How College Works. Harvard University Press, 2018.

Christensen, Clayton M., and Henry J. Eyring. The innovative university changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out. Jossey-Bass, 2011.

Cook-Sather, Alison, et al. Engaging students as partners in learning and teaching: a guide for faculty. Jossey-Bass, 2014.

Covey, Stephen R. Principle-Centered leadership. Free Press, 2003.

Crow, Michael M., and William B. Dabars. Designing the new American university. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.

Davidson, Cathy N. Now you see it: how the brain science of attention will transform the way we live, work, and learn. Viking, 2011.

Davis, Barbara Gross. Tools for Teaching. 2009.

DeGalan, Julie, and Stephen E. Lambert. Great jobs for foreign language majors. McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Deneef, A. Leigh Ed., and Craufurd D. Ed. Goodwin. The Academics Handbook. Second Edition. Duke University Press, 1995.

DuFour, Richard, et al. On common ground: the power of professional learning communities. National Educational Service, 2005.

Edmundson, Mark. Why teach?: in defense of a real education. Bloomsbury, 2014.

Esquith, Rafe. Teach like your hairs on fire: the methods and madness inside room 56. Penguin Books, 2007.

Ewell, Peter. Making the Grade: How Boards Can Ensure Academic Quality. Second Edition.

Ferrall, Victor E. Liberal arts at the brink. Harvard University Press, 2011.

Fink, L. Dee. Creating significant learning experiences: an integrated approach to designing college courses. Jossey-Bass A Wiley Imprint, 2013.

Freedman, James O. Liberal Education and the Public Interest. University of Iowa Press, 2003.

Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the oppressed. Penguin Group, 1996.

Garrison, D. Randy., and Norman D. Vaughan. Blended learning in higher education: framework, principles, and guidelines. Jossey-Bass, 2008.

General education maps and markers: designing meaningful pathways to student achievement. Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2015.

Hacker, Andrew, and Claudia Dreifus. Higher education?: how colleges are wasting our money and failing our kids--and what we can do about it. St. Martins Griffin, 2011.

Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking, fast and slow. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

Kirkpatrick, Donald L., and James D. Kirkpatrick. Transferring learning to behavior: using the four levels to improve performance. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2006.

Kirp, David L. Shakespeare, Einstein and the bottom line: the marketing of higher education. Harvard University Press, 2004.

Komives, Susan R. The handbook for student leadership development. Jossey-Bass, 2011.

Kouzes, James M., et al. The student leadership challenge: activities book. Leadership Challenge, 2014.

Kridel, Craig. Encyclopedia of curriculum studies. Vol. 1, 2, SAGE, 2010.

Kronman, Anthony T. Educations end: why our colleges and universities have given up on the meaning of life. Yale University Press, 820AD.

Lang, James M. On course: a week-by-Week guide to your first semester of college teaching. Harvard University Press, 2010.

Lave, Jean, and Etienne Wenger. Situated learning: legitimate peripheral participation. Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Leamnson, Robert. Thinking about teaching and learning: developing habits of learning with first year college and university students. Stylus, 2004.

Levine, Donald N. Powers of the Mind The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America. University of Chicago Press, 2014.

Lewin, Ross. The Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad: Higher Education and the Quest for Global Citizenship. Taylor and Francis, 2010.

Light, Richard J. Making the most of College: Students speak their minds. Harvard University Press, 2001.

McCabe, Donald L., et al. Cheating in college: why students do it and what educators can do about it. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.

Munday, Jeremy. Introducing translation studies theories and applications. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.

Paige, R. Michael., et al. Student Learning Abroad: What Our Students Are Learning, What Theyre Not, and What We Can Do About It. Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2012.

Palmer, Parker J. The courage to teach: exploring the inner landscape of a teachers life. Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, 2017.

Peterson, Patti McGill. Confronting challenges to the liberal arts curriculum: perspectives of developing and transitional countries. Routledge, 2012.

Robertson, Douglas Reimondo., and Linda Burzotta. Nilson. To improve the academy. resources for faculty, instructional, and organizational development. Anker Pub. C., 2007.

Roth, Michael S. Beyond the university: why liberal education matters. Yale University Press, 2015.

Roth, Michael S. Beyond the university: why liberal education matters. Yale University Press, 2015.

Rubin, Herbert J., and Irene Rubin. Qualitative interviewing: the art of hearing data. Sage Publications, 2005.

Schrecker, Ellen. The lost soul of higher education: corporatization, the assault on academic freedom, and the end of the American university. New Press, 2010.

Shapiro, Nancy S., and Jodi H. Levine. Creating Learning Communities: A Practical Guide to Winning Support, Organizing for Change, and Implementing Programs. Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.

Shaw, R. Daniel. Transculturation: the cultural factor in translation and other communication tasks. William Carey Library, 1988.

Stearns, Peter N. Educating global citizens in colleges and universities: challenges and opportunities. Routledge, 2009.

Steele, Claude. Whistling Vivaldi: how stereotypes affect us and what we can do. W.W. Norton & Company, 2011.

Strong foundations: twelve principles for effective general education programs. Association of American Colleges, 1994.

Student learning assessment options and resources: the handbook at a glance. Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 2003.

Svinicki, Marilla D., and Wilbert James McKeachie. McKeachies teaching tips: strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers. Wadsworth, 2014.

Taylor, Mark C. Crisis on campus: a bold plan for reforming our colleges and universities. Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

Thomas, Jacqueline. Étudiants sans frontiéres (Students without borders): concepts and models for service-Learning in French. American Association of Teachers of French, 2012.

Tinto, Vincent. Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition. Second Edition. University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Truong, Fabien. Jeunesses francaises: bac   5 made in banlieue. ©#x9C;Ditions La D©♭couverte, 2015.

Wentzel, Kathryn R., and Jere E. Brophy. Motivating students to learn. Routledge, 2014.

Willingham, Daniel T. Why don't students like school? A cognitive scientist answers questions about how the mind works and what it means for the classroom. Jossey Bass, 2010.

Wren, J. Thomas, et al. Leadership and the liberal arts: achieving the promise of a liberal education. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Zakaria, Fareed. In defense of a liberal education. W W Norton & Company, 2016.

Zull, James E. The art of changing the brain: enriching teaching by exploring the biology of learning. Stylus, 2002.

Modern Language Association 8th edition formatting by BibMe.org.

Useful Links

AUP Tech Blog (AUP Blog for technological advances in education)

Scholarly Studies (Harvard's view on using technology in the classroom)

Laptops in the Classroom (The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan discusses the use of laptops in the classroom)

Technology and Student Performance (The Centre for Economic Performance's paper entitled "Ill Communication: Technology, Distraction & Student Performance")

Digital Distractions in the Classroom (An article from The Commons at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln entitled "Digital Distractions in the Classroom: Student Classroom Use of Digital Devices for Non-Class Related Purposes")

Smartphones in the Classroom (The Atlantic asks the question: Do Smartphones Have a Place in the Classroom?)

Electronics as Learning Tools (This article from the National Education Association includes tips from a veteran teacher on using electronics as learning tools)

Banning Laptops in Classrooms (This New Yorker article argues "The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom")

Teaching with Blogs (Teaching with Blogs: An Interview with Humberto Garcia)


Multitasking in Learning Environment (The Journal of Computing in Higher Education explores the effects of multitasking in learning environments)

Harmful Effects of Multitasking (Stanford researchers discuss the harmful effects of multitasking with technology on tweenage girls, and the healing effects of face-to-face communication)

Written vs Typed Notes (This article defends written notes over typed ones)

High-tech Teaching Methods (The Chronicle of Higher Education discuss Professors' choices around high-tech teaching methods)

Don't Ban Technology in the Classroom (Another article from the Chronicle of Higher Education argues that banning electronic devices in the classroom is not the answer)

Defending the Lecture (Jacobin Magazine's "In Defense of the Lecture")

Why We Can't Look Away from Screens (This New York Times article explains "Why We Can’t Look Away From Our Screens")

Mobile Phones and Learning Outcomes (This article asks the major question: "Do mobile devices in the classroom really improve learning outcomes?")

Laptops in Meetings (New York Times Article against laptops in lecture and meetings)