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23 Practical Strategies to Help New Teachers Thrive

23 Practical Strategies to Help New Teachers Thrive

New instructors need to know many things immediately. This 45-page Magna Publications white paper offers strategies on writing a syllabus, setting learning goals, managing a classroom, grading, and creating assignments, quizzes and tests.

Building a Culture of Academic Integrity

Building a Culture of Academic Integrity

You can learn how to lead an integrity movement on your campus in Building a Culture of Academic Integrity: A Magna Publications White Paper. This report provides a step-by-step guide to building a culture of integrity and offers strategies to more fully incorporate values and ethics education into curriculum.


Confronting Cheating: A Legal Primer and Tool Kit

Confronting Cheating: A Legal Primer and Tool Kit

There are many approaches to preventing cheating. This 30-page white paper describes how syllabus statements, experience-based questions, and certain grading methods can deter cheating. It also offers advice on how you can – and cannot-- confront suspected cheaters.

Coping with Seven Disruptive Personality Types in the Classroom

Coping with Seven Disruptive Personality Types in the Classroom

There are seven common styles of student disruption, and each requires a different strategy for prevention and response. This 40-page white paper provides the guidelines instructors need to overcome the behavioral challenges of the college classroom and get back to the important work of teaching.


Service-Learning Course Design: What Faculty Need to Know

Service-Learning Course Design: What Faculty Need to Know

Many faculty members would like to design and teach a service-learning course. But you are often puzzled about how to go about successfully running a course. There’s plenty of information out there–but that’s the problem. Where do you go to find an effective resource that will answer your questions? This White Paper explains the rationale and provides the “how-to” details of designing and teaching a service-learning course, presented by Barbara Jacoby, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert in service-learning and author of three books on the topic.

Ten Strategies to Improve Blended Course Design

Ten Strategies to Improve Blended Course Design

When properly employed, technology offers great teaching opportunities to instructors and schools. But it is not enough simply to shift components of traditional courses online. New tools require new tactics, new assignments, and new ways of teaching.  Gain the insights and tools you need to make the most of your blended courses in this white paper.


Ten Ways to Engage Your Students on the First Day of Class

Ten Ways to Engage Your Students on the First Day of Class

The first day of class can set the tone for the rest of the semester – for better or for worse. This 40-page white paper describes ten steps that instructors can take to engage students from the first day.

Working with Difficult Students: Four Case Studies

Working with Difficult Students: Four Case Studies

Working with Difficult Students: Four Case Studies—offers the best of both worlds.  It shows how to apply four widely-respected theories to four different types of classroom challenges.  In each case, the theory is explained and then demonstrated. This way, you can see for yourself how different conversations play out when research-based principles are applied. This white paper is recommended for new faculty members, experienced faculty members seeking fresh ideas for classroom management, faculty concerned about at-risk students, and academic deans and faculty development personnel instructors.


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