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College Teaching and Learning for Change
Students and Faculty Speak Out

Edited By

Margaret A. Miller

ISBN 9781138236424
Published March 22, 2017 by Routledge
292 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Students and faculty come together in this powerful collection to discuss experiences and teaching practices that can change students’ lives. Organized into four parts, these first-person accounts explore the many challenges facing college students, offering advice on how to best serve low-income, first-generation, underrepresented student populations; how to foster political engagement; and how to help students take charge of their lives and education. The stories in College Teaching and Learning for Change provide higher education faculty and student affairs practitioners with an increased understanding of the wide variety of student experiences, and together they constitute a platform for encouraging student success.

Table of Contents



Margaret A. Miller

Part I: Teaching and Learning

Chapter 1: Students Speak About Powerful Learning

  1. Reacting to "Reacting"
  2. Amanda Houle

  3. On the Power of Invective
  4. Harlow Stewart Sanders

  5. Journey to Diamond
  6. Carson Wong

  7. Walking the Walk
  8. Matt Procino

    Chapter 2: Faculty Speak About Engaging Students in Learning

  9. Interactive Engagement in Upper-Division Physics
  10. Steven Pollock

  11. The Road to a Project-Based Classroom
  12. Gintaras Duda

  13. Google Earth Takes Us There
  14. Ann Williams and Thomas C. Davinroy

  15. Rethinking the Large Lecture
  16. Andrew Hamilton

  17. Lying About the Past
  18. T. Miles Kelly

    Chapter 3: Faculty Speak About Learning Theory and Its Applications

  19. The Learning Sciences and Liberal Education
  20. Nancy Budwig

  21. Inciting Speech
  22. Mark Carnes

  23. Rules of Engagement: Strategies to Increase Online Engagement at Scale
  24. Anne Trumbore

  25. Learning, Teaching and Scholarship: Fundamental Tensions of Undergraduate Research

Sandra Laursen, Elaine Seymour & Anne-Barrie Hunter

Chapter 4: Knowing and Doing

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Part II: Belonging in College

Chapter 5: Students and Faculty Speak About Their Unsure Footing

  1. The Power of the Posse
  2. Ravi Singh, Yewande Selau, and Kiersten Chresfield

  3. Self-Discovery through Undergraduate Research
  4. Desiree Porter

  5. Finding Community
  6. Brenda Martinez

  7. Homeless and Hungry in College
  8. Brooke A. Evans

  9. Teaching Across Difference
  10. Jonathan Silin

    Chapter 6: Faculty Speak About Helping Students Succeed

  11. Moving the Attainment Agenda from Policy to Action
  12. Keith Witham, Megan Chase, Estela Mara Bensimon, Debbie Hanson & David Longanecker

  13. Summer Bridge Program 2.0: Using Social Media to Develop Students' Campus Capital
  14. Derek L. Hottell, Ana M. Martinez-Aleman & Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon

  15. The Dark Side of College (Un)Affordability: Food and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education

Katharine Broton and Sara Goldrick-Rab

Chapter 7: Imposters in the Academy

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Part III: Becoming Engaged

Chapter 8: Students Speak About Becoming Citizens

  1. Creating Democratic Spaces
  2. Maggie Castor

  3. A Different Kind of Student Activism
  4. Logan Nash

    Chapter 9: Faculty Speak About Students’ and Graduates’ Civic Power

  5. Empowering Students to Make a Difference Now
  6. Susan Dicklitch and Amara M. Riley

  7. Against the Current: Developing the Civic Agency of Students
  8. Harry C. Boyte

  9. Failing at Citizenry

Paul Kingston

Chapter 10: Educating for Citizenship

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Part IV: Finding Agency

Chapter 11: Students Speak About Developing Agency

  1. Finding My Voice in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  2. Megan M. Otis

  3. A Dream Realized
  4. Klara Kang

  5. No More Training Wheels
  6. Josh Berman

  7. The Time Capsule
  8. David Brandt

  9. Tagliare Fore di Tenere
  10. Laura Ackerman

  11. On Not Being an A Student
  12. Holly King

  13. How to Fail Well
  14. Anya Adair

    Chapter 12: Faculty Speak About the Outcomes of College

  15. Coming Back to School: What Returning Students Can Teach Us About Learning and Development
  16. Mike Rose

  17. Making Learning Visible and Meaningful through Electronic Portfolios
  18. Terrel L. Rhodes

  19. Well-Being: An Essential Outcome for Higher Education

Ashley Finley

Chapter 13: Educating for Life

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Margaret A. Miller is former executive editor of Change magazine, president emerita of the American Association for Higher Education, and a retired professor of higher education at the University of Virginia, USA.


"The shortfalls in higher education get plenty of press today; it can wear you down. The essays assembled in this new volume offer a most welcome counter-narrative. Readers will find rich resources, thoughtful research, and lively stories of the diverse, often surprising ways and places that learning happens—for both students and teachers."

Pat Hutchings, Senior Scholar, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

"Forget the ivory tower! This vital new book testifies to the educational power that comes when college and life are not kept apart. College Teaching and Learning for Change offers compelling stories about teaching imaginatively, overcoming adversity, building community, and finding one’s voice... For readers eager to regain their pedagogical footing in a time of tectonic shifts in the academe, this book is a perfect place to start."

Mary Taylor Huber, Senior Scholar Emerita, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching