Some of my favorite commentaries on writing, publishing, teaching, and job-hunting


Some of my favorites books on teaching and academia

Adams, Hazard (1987) The academic tribes. Champaign: University of Illinois Press. LB2341/A3/1987

Allitt, Patrick (2005) I’m the teacher, you’re the student: A semester in the university classroom. Phildaelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. SML E175.8 .A505X 2005

Bailey, Frederick G. (1977) Morality and expediency: the folklore of academic politics. Chicago: Aldine.

Bain, Ted (2004) What the best college teachers do. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press. SML LB2331/B34/2004

Banner, James M., Jr. and Harold C. Cannon (1997) The elements of teaching. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. LB1025.3/B35/1997

Boice, Robert (2000) Advice for new faculty members: Nihil nimus. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. SML LB1778.2/B63X/2000

Bonwell, Charles C. and James A. Eison (1991) Active learning: creating excitement in the classroom. Washington, DC: School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University. LB1027.23/B66X/1991

Garber, Marjorie (2001) Academic instincts. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Grossberg, Lawrence (1987) Teaching the popular. In Theory in the Classroom, edited by Cary Nelson. Pages 177-200. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
LB2331/T54/1986 (CCL)

Kennedy, Donald (1997) Academic Duty. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Kernan, Alvin B. (1999) In Plato’s cave. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. LA227.4/K468/1999

Kolodny, Annetee (1998) Failing the future: A dean looks ar higher education. Durham and London: Duke University Press. LA227.4/K65/1998

Kottak, Conrad Phillip and Jane J. White et al., Eds. (1997). The teaching of anthropology: Problems, issues, and decisions. Mountain View, CA: Mayfair Publishing Company. SML GN42/T43/1996

Lang, James M. (2005) Life on the tenure track: Lessons from the first year. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. CCL LB2836 .L36X 2005

Light, Richard J. (2001) Making the most of college: Students speak their minds. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press. LD2160/L54/2001

MacAloon, John J., Ed. (1992). General Education in the Social Sciences: Centennial Reflections on the College of the University of Chicago. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. H62.5/U5/G46/1992

Mandelbaum, David G. and G. Lasker et al., Eds. (1963). Resources for the Teaching of Anthropology. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Marcus, George E. (1997) The postmodern condition and the teaching of anthropology. In The Teaching of Anthropology: Problems, Issues, and Decisions, edited by Conrad Phillip Kottak, Jane J. White, Richard H. Furlow and Patricia C. Rice. Pages 103-112. Mountain View, CA: Mayfair Publishing Company. GN42/T43/1996

Martin, Josef [pseudonym] (1988) To Rise Above Principle: The Memoirs of an Unreconstructed Dean. Champaign: University of Illinois Press. LB2341/M289/1988

Nussbaum, Martha C. (1997) Cultivating humanity: A classical defense of reform in liberal education. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. LC1011/N87/1997

Parini, Jay (2005) The art of teaching. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. SML LA2317.P335 A3X 2005

Rosovsky, Henry (1990) The university: A user’s manual. New York: W. W. Norton. LB2341/R59/1990

Shulman, Lee S. (2004) Teaching as community property: Essays on higher education. San Francisco: Wiley <imprint: Jossey-Bass>. SML LB2305/S58X/2004

Shulman, Lee S. (2004) The Wisdom of Practice: Essays on Teaching, Learning, and Learning to Teach. San Francisco: John Wiley <imprint: Jossey-Bass>. SML LB1027/S475X/2004

Watkins, Evan (1989) Work Time: English Departments and the Circulation of Cultural Value. Stanford: Stanford University Press. SML PE1068/U5/W37/1989

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