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An annual publication of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, volume 20 of To Improve the Academy is a collection of articles that reflects on elements of change within institutions of higher education. Combining theory and application, the authors offer useful suggestions and incorporate case studies that highlight the importance of understanding the role of the instructor in the student learning environment. Inviting readers to submit their opinions and inquiries, each chapter ends with the contact information of its author. To Improve the Academy, Volume 20 , is designed to inspire readers to think critically about their own observations and work in faculty development and higher education. The book is divided into three sections: Section I, The University: addresses the impact of faculty development on every individual, unit, or initiative that encompasses an institution Section II, Teaching and Learning Centers: makes evident the importance of faculty development centers and addresses the philosophies and services provided by them Section III, The Learner, The Professor, and The Learning Environment: offers recommendations for improving student learning through theoretical constructs Containing articles that cover all levels of the college and university, from the institution to the individual, this book is a scholarly work that also offers practical applications for readers at their own institutions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781882982462
ISBN-10: 1882982460
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 157mm x 17mm)
Pages: 324
Imprint: Anker Publishing Co
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Devorah A. Lieberman

DEVORAH LIEBERMAN is Vice Provost and Special Assistant to the President, and Director of Teaching and Learning, Center for Academic Excellence, Portland State University. CATHERINE WEHLBURG is Associative Vice president for Academic Affairs and Associative Professor in Psychology, Stephens College.

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