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As a new college instructor, you have many questions. For the new college teacher, it is best to learn from those who have been there. In this White Paper you will discoverteaching strategies including the tips and techniques that have proven successful for experienced faculty and explore how to use these in your own classes. You'll get a wealth of ideas to improve your teaching.
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.
As an educator, you can take comfort in the fact that knowledge is power. You have the opportunity to discover solutions to the cheating epidemic in the Magna White Paper Confronting Cheating: A Legal Primer and Tool Kit.
If you’re struggling with difficult students at your institution, Coping with Seven Disruptive Personality Types in the Classroom, a Magna White Paper, details the most common styles of student disruption and then spells out precisely how to respond to even the most menacing situations. It provides you with the practical and effective solutions that will prepare you to handle the full range of student misbehavior.
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.
To get every course off to its best possible start, Ten Ways to Engage Your Students on the First Day of Class: A Magna Publications White Paper is the place to begin. This report will give you the simple tools and strategies that create and maintain an optimal classroom environment.
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.