Research Articles and Teaching Tips

In the spring of 2010, the Center for Teaching and Learning introduced Teaching Tips, a new resource to aid faculty development.  Once  a week, beginning in January and continuing through the spring term 2011, the CTL distributed  a short (often single page) best practice tip for more effective teaching.  These “short bursts of teaching wisdom”  were geared to the rhythm of the academic calendar and can be found archived below.  We hope you will continue to find them useful.    Further reading material can be found in the CTL library located in the Mason Room of the Smith House. 

This year, to complement our store of ‘teaching wisdom’ in the form of our teaching tip archives, we began distributing short research articles on the scholarship of teaching and learning.  Some articles will present new ideas and theories that, at times, may challenge current pedagogy while others will summarize current thinking.  We hope that you enjoy them or, at least, find them interesting.  As always, we welcome feedback  on these articles or any other topic.  

Stay tuned for Fall 2012

Spring 2012 Review Articles

  • Week 1 --Lee, A., Williams, R., & Kilaberia, R. (August 2011). Engaging Diversity in First-Year College Classrooms. Innovative Higher Education, 1-15. doi: 10.1007/s10755-011-9195-7. Click here for article. 
  • Week 2 -- Fralinger, B., & Owens, R. (2009). You Tube As A Learning Tool. Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 6(8), 15-28.  Click here for article.
  • Week 3 -- Chang, M. J., Eagan, M., Lin, M. H., & Hurtado, S. (2011). Considering the Impact of Racial Stigmas and Science Identity: Persistence Among Biomedical and Behavioral Science Aspirants. Journal Of Higher Education, 82(5), 564-596.  Click here for article.
  • Week 4 -- Blumberg, Phyllis.  (February 2009) Maximizing Learning Through Course Alignment and Experience with Different Types of Knowledge".  Innovative Higher Education.  34:93–103. Click here for article.
  • Week 5 -- Cheesman, K. (2006). Using Comics in the Science Classroom. Journal Of College Science Teaching, 35(4), 48-51.  Click here for article.
  • Week 6 --  Nandan, M., & Scott, P. (2011). Service Learning And Community-Based Partnerships: A Model For Teaching Macro Practice Social Work. Journal Of College Teaching & Learning, 8(8), 25-37.  Click here for article.
  • Week 7 -- Craig, R., & Amernic, J. (2006). PowerPoint Presentation Technology and the Dynamics of Teaching. Innovative Higher Education, 31(3), 147-160. doi: 10.1007/s10755-006-9017-5.  Click here for article.
  • Week 8 --   Olberding, Julie Cencula.  Does Student Philanthropy Work? A Study of Long-term Effects of the “Learning by Giving” Approach. Innovative Higher Education (15 June 2011), pp. 1-17.  Click here for article.

Fall 2011 Review Articles

  • Week 1 -- Arum, Richard, and Josipa Roksa. "Your so-called education." New York Times 15 May 2011: 10(L). General OneFile. Web. 8 Jun. 2011. Click here for article.

  • Week 2 -- Braxton, J. M., Jones, W. A., Hirschy, A. S. and Hartley III, H. V. (2008), The role of active learning in college student persistence. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2008: 71–83. doi: 10.1002/tl.326.  Click here for article.  

  • Week 3 -- Thayer-Bacon, Barbara. 2008. "Democracies-Always-in-the-Making: Maxine Greene's Influence." Educational Studies (American Educational Studies Association) 44, no. 3: 256-69. Education Full Text, WilsonWeb (accessed May 24, 2011).  Click here for article.

  • Week 4 --Rettinger, David A., and Yair Kramer. 2009. "Situational and Personal Causes of Student Cheating." Research in Higher Education 50, no. 3: 293-313. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed May 18, 2011).  Click here for article.

  • Week 5 -- Chi, Michelene T. H. "Commonsense Conceptions of Emergent Processes: Why Some Misconceptions Are Robust". The Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 14, No. 2 (2005), pp. 161-199.  Click here for article.
  • Week 6 -- Butin, D.W. (2005).  "'I Don't Buy It':  Student Resistance, Social Justice, and Identity Construction."

    Inventio 7(1)  Click here for article.

  •  Week 7 -- Freishtat, Richard L. and Jennifer A. Sandlin. 2010. "Shaping Youth Discourse About Technology: Technological Colonization, Manifest Destiny, and the Frontier Myth in Facebook's Public Pedagogy." Educational Studies (American Educational Studies Association) 46, no. 5: 503-23.  Click here for article.