COCC Teaching Commons

Teaching & Learning Books

The Barber Library has several books on teaching & learning - for new and experienced teachers alike.

E-books

These books are accessible anywhere, anytime with your 820# and last name.

The Adjunct Faculty Handbook, Dr. Lorri E.E. Cooper. Sage Publications: 2011.

Becoming a New Instructor: A Guide for College Adjuncts and Graduate Students, Erika Falk. Taylor & Francis: 2011.

Being an Academic, Joelle Fanghanel. Taylor & Francis: 2011.

Effective Instruction for STEM Disciplines: From Learning Theory to College Teaching, Edward J. Mastascusa, William J. Snyder & Brian S. Hoyt. Jossey-Bass: 2011.

Handbook of College & University Teaching: A Global Perspective, Dr. James E.E. Groccia. Sage Publications: 2012.

Interactive Open Education Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There, John D. Shank. John Wiley & Sons: 2013.

Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice, Maryellen Weimer. Wiley: 2013.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered: Institutional Integration and Impact, Pat Hutchings, Mary Taylor Huber & Anthony Ciccone. Jossey-Bass: 2011.

Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors, Linda B. Nilson. Jossey-Bass: 2010.

Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning, Jose Bowen. John Wiley & Sons: 2012.

Understanding Undergraduates: Challenging our Preconceptions of Student Success, Celia Popovic. Taylor & Francis, 2012.

University Teaching: An Introductory Guide, Tony Harland. Sage Publications: 2012.

Print Books

You'll find these books in the COCC Library. Click on the link for the Library catalog record. 

Academic Cultures: Professional Preparation and the Teaching Life, Sean P. Murphy. MLA: 2008.

Discussion as a Way of Teaching: Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms, Stephen D. Brookfield & Stephen Preskill. Jossey-Bass: 2005.

Learning Communities: Reforming Undergraduate Education, Barbara Leigh Smith, et al. Jossey-Bass: 2004.

Successful Beginnings for College Teaching: Engaging Your Students from the First Day, Angela Provitera McGlynn. Atwood Publishing: 2001.

Teaching Diversity: Challenges and Complexities, Identities, and Integrity, William M. Timpson, et al. Atwood Publishing: 2003.

What the Best College Teachers Do, Ken Bain. Harvard University Press, 2004.