Teaching First-Year College Students / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Teaching First-Year College Students is a thoroughly expanded and updated edition of Teaching College Freshmen, which has become a classic in the field since it was published in 1991. The book offers concrete suggestions about specific strategies and approaches for faculty who teach first-year courses. The new edition is based on the most current research on teaching and learning and incorporates information about the demographic changes that have occurred in student populations since the first edition was published. The updated strategies are designed to help first-year students adjust effectively to both the academic and nonacademic pressures of college. The authors also help faculty understand first-year students and show how their experiences in high school have preparedor not preparedthem for the world of higher education.
About the Author
Bette LaSere Erickson is director of the InstructionalDevelopment Program at the University of Rhode Island. She was afounding member and former executive director of the Professionaland Organizational Development (POD) Network.
Calvin B. Peters is professor of sociology andanthropology at the University of Rhode Island. He was co-principalinvestigator of the university's Multicultural Center FacultyFellows Program.
Diane Weltner Strommer is an accreditation adviser tointernational institutions of higher education in Europe and theMiddle East. She is dean emerita of University College and SpecialAcademic Programs at the University of Rhode Island.
Table of Contents
ABOUT THE AUTHORS.
PART ONE: Understanding First-Year Students.
Chapter 1: First-Year Students in Perspective.
Chapter 2: Intellectual Development in College.
Chapter 3: Learning Styles.
PART TWO: Effective Instruction for First-YearStudents.
Chapter 4: Knowing, Understanding, Thinking, and Learning How toLearn: The Goals of First-Year Instruction.
Chapter 5: Preparing a Syllabus and Meeting the First Class.
Chapter 6: Presenting and Explaining.
Chapter 7: Creating Involvement in the Classroom.
Chapter 8: Encouraging Active Reading.
Chapter 9: Supporting Active Study Practices.
Chapter 10: Trying Transformed Teaching.
Chapter 11: Evaluating Student Learning.
Chapter 12: Grading.
PART THREE: Opportunities and Challenges in First-YearInstruction.
Chapter 13: Creating Inclusion in First-Year Classrooms andCurricula.
Chapter 14: Teaching Large Classes.
Chapter 15: Sustaining Engagement Outside Class: Office Hours,Advising, and First-Year Seminars.
Chapter 16: Strengthening Commitment to First-YearInstruction.