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IITL Lending Library

Professional development books for faculty

The Institute for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (Schneider 205) maintains a collection of professional development books for faculty.

Faculty Common Read

The IITL's book collection includes copies of each of the titles selected for the Faculty Common Read program.

Past Faculty Common Read Titles

Complete IITL Collection

Ahrens, S. (2022). How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking (2nd ed. edition). Sönke Ahrens.
Allen, M. J. (2003). Assessing Academic Programs in Higher Education (1st edition). Jossey-Bass.
Allen, M. J. (2006). Assessing General Education Programs (1st edition). Jossey-Bass.
Ambrose, S. A., Bridges, M. W., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M. C., Norman, M. K., & Mayer, R. E. (2010). How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching (1st edition). Jossey-Bass.
Arum, R., & Roksa, J. (2011). Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (1st edition). University of Chicago Press.
Bean, J. C., & Melzer, D. (2021). Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom (3rd edition). Jossey-Bass.
Birdsong, M. (2020). How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community. Hachette Go.
Carey, B. (2015). How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens (Reprint edition). Random House Trade Paperbacks.
Chism, N. V. N., McKeachie, W. J., & III, G. W. C. (2007). Peer Review of Teaching: A Sourcebook (2nd edition). Jossey-Bass.
Clark, A., & Sousa, B. (2018). How to Be a Happy Academic: A Guide to Being Effective in Research, Writing and Teaching (1st edition). SAGE Publications Ltd.
Clear, J. (2018). Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones (Illustrated edition). Avery.
Cruz, L., Parker, M. A., Smentkowski, B., Smitherman, M., & Hendricks, C. (2020). Taking Flight: Making Your Center for Teaching and Learning Soar. Stylus Publishing.
Davidson, C. N. (2022). The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux (Updated edition). Basic Books.
Freire, P. (2006). Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Continuum.
Gabriel, K. F., & Flake, S. M. (2008). Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education (Illustrated edition). Stylus Publishing.
Gannon, K. M. (2020). Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto (1st edition). West Virginia University Press.
Gasman, M. (2021). Candid Advice for New Faculty Members: A Guide to Getting Tenure and Advancing Your Academic Career (1st edition). Myers Education Press.
Gawande, A. (2011). The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. Picador.
Hanstedt, P. (2018). Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World. Stylus Publishing.
Hedengren, B. F. (2004). A TA’s Guide to Teaching Writing in All Disciplines (Illustrated edition). Bedford/St. Martin’s.
Herman, J. H., Nilson, L. B., & Brookfield, S. D. (2018). Creating Engaging Discussions: Strategies for “Avoiding Crickets” in Any Size Classroom and Online (1st edition). Stylus Publishing.
hooks, bell. (1994). Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. Routledge.
Kohn, A. (2020). Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (S. D. Blum, Ed.; 1st edition). West Virginia University Press.
Levine, A., & Dean, D. R. (2012). Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today’s College Student (1st edition). Jossey-Bass.
Marzano, R. J. (2017). The New Art and Science of Teaching. Solution Tree Press.
Mcguire, S. Y. (2015). Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation. Stylus Publishing.
Monts, L. P. (2012). Advancing the Culture of Teaching on Campus: How a Teaching Center Can Make a Difference (C. Cook & M. Kaplan, Eds.). Stylus Publishing.
Nelson, K., Ronka, D., & Lang, L. (2020). Designing & Leading Life-Changing Workshops: Creating the Conditions for Transformation in Your Groups, Trainings, and Retreats. Cliffhouse Press
Neuhaus, J. (2019). Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intellectuals, Introverts, and Nerds Who Want to Be Effective Teachers (1st edition). West Virginia University Press.
Shor, I. (1987). Critical Teaching and Everyday Life (New edition). University of Chicago Press.
Shor, I. (1992). Empowering Education: Critical Teaching for Social Change (1st edition). University of Chicago Press.
Smith, M. D., Tuck, E., Kusi-Appouh, D., Ellis, H. M., Jones-Walker, C., Hebert, P. “Pato,” Chikkatur, A., Lindgren, K., Ward, A., Sasaki, B., Schmidt, A. C. de, Lamothe, D., & Tensuan, T. (2016). Transforming the Academy: Faculty Perspectives on Diversity and Pedagogy (S. Willie-LeBreton, Ed.; None edition). Rutgers University Press.
Stevens, D. D., Levi, A. J., & Walvoord, B. E. (2012). Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback, and Promote Student Learning (2nd edition). Stylus Publishing.
Sword, H. (2017). Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write (First Printing edition). Harvard University Press.
Verschelden, C., & Pasquerella, L. (2017). Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization (Illustrated edition). Stylus Publishing.
Zimmerman, J. (2020). The Amateur Hour: A History of College Teaching in America. Johns Hopkins University Press.