“What if we did take college teaching seriously?”

mellowThis book aims to answer that question by outlining a “sustainable, cost-effective way to support faculty who want to improve college teaching” (1). The lead author is Gail O. Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College, who helped developed a system that is based on self-reflection, a peer-based dialogic process, and data analysis. Faculty members from across the country use technology to “show and tell” what happens in their classrooms. They look for patterns in the data to identify problems and solutions. The authors are hoping to spark “a true revolution in the art and science of college teaching” (91).

Gail O. Mellow, Diana D. Woolis, Marisa Klages-Bombich, Susan G. Restler, Taking College Teaching Seriously: Pedagogy Matters!  Fostering Student Success Through Faculty-Centered Practice Improvement (Sterling, VA, Stylus Publishing, 2015), 90.

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