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April Book Giveaway

Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today’s College Student, by Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean (2012) Critics are lauding the importance and sophistication of this study. In order to effectively teach students, we must know who they are, what they care about, how they spend their time and energy, and their attitudes toward […]

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March Book Giveaway

Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty, by Elizabeth F. Barkley This month’s selection contains more than one-hundred techniques and strategies for fostering student engagement by the California Professor of the Year (1998) and a Carnegie Scholar in the discipline of music. The ready-to-use format shows how to apply each of the book’s techniques in […]

Mid-Career and Senior Faculty Learning Community Members

UCAT has been facilitating learning communities through OSTEP (Ohio State Teaching Enhancement Programs) for 15 years. New learning communities begin in August, 2015, and the application deadline, Monday, March 2, is fast approaching. Click on the links to apply. Former OSTEP community members often remark how much they learned from fellow participants, and how much they value the supportive […]

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February Book Giveaway

Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education, by Kathleen F. Gabriel, Assistant Professor in the School of Education at California State University at Chico This month’s giveaway is also the book we will be reading for the UCAT Book Group in February. Space is still available so sign up now! But […]