Inspired College Teaching: A Career-Long Resource for Professional Growth / Edition 1

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Good teaching requires a lot from teachers: emotional energy,the will to keep caring, intellectual stamina, creative approaches,vigilance, perseverance to find the way back from failure, andfaith in the power of feedback to promote learning.

In this groundbreaking work, Maryellen Weimer, acclaimededucation author, experienced college teacher, and editor of TheTeaching Professor, posits that the growth and development of acollege teacher should be seen as a journey and shows how thiscareer-long quest can be just as exciting as its destination.

Inspired College Teaching reveals what faculty at all levels(beginning, mid-career, and senior) are best positioned toaccomplish as teachers. It proposes activities that faculty can useacross their careers to awaken their intellectual curiosity,develop instructional prowess, and keep alive the motivation toteach with passion.

Filled with wisdom and a healthy dose of wit, Inspired CollegeTeaching puts the spotlight on how faculty can best use Weimer'stested improvement process. Step by step, she shows how to selectchanges, how to adapt them, how to implement them, how to assesstheir effects, how to revise them, and when to infuse these changeselsewhere in the classroom. This method rests on Weimer's premisethat faculty can and should play the central role in their ownimprovement process.

Only by being truly involved can faculty undertake thetransformative activities that result in vibrant, invigoratedteaching.

Inspired College Teaching is the hands-on resource that can helpfaculty understand and plan for all that it takes to sustainteaching excellence across a career.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787987718
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/12/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,454,666
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Maryellen Weimer has more than thirty years of experience teaching college. She was the director of the Instructional Development Program at Pennsylvania State University for ten years and served as associate director at the National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. She is the editor of The Teaching Professor, a monthly newsletter on college teaching, and she is the author of numerous books, including Learner-Centered Teaching and Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning, both from Jossey-Bass.

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Table of Contents


About the Author.

1. Principles for the Professional Growth of CollegeTeachers.

2. Reflection for Growth and Change.

3. Rewriting the End-of-Course Ratings Story.

4. Feedback for Teachers That Improves Learning forStudents.

5. Colleagues as Collaborators.

6. Implementing Change Successfully.

7. New Faculty: Beliefs That Prevent and Promote Growth.

8. Maintaining Instructional Vitality: The MidcareerChallenge.

9. The Journey Continues: Senior Faculty.

10. Conclusion.



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