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On Writing the College Application Essay, 25th Anniversary Edition

by Harry Bauld

What does an admissions officer look for in a college application essay?

You. It's that simple. There's no formula, no trick, no strategy, says Harry Bauld, a former Ivy League admissions officer. But with acceptance...


Science Learning, Science Teaching

by Jerry Wellington & Gren Ireson

Now fully updated in its third edition, Science Learning, Science Teaching offers an accessible, practical guide to creative classroom teaching and a comprehensive introduction to contemporary issues in science...


Learning Futures: Education, Technology and Social Change

by Keri Facer

In the twenty-first century educators around the world are being told that they need to transform education systems to adapt young people for the challenges of a global digital knowledge economy. Too rarely,...


Insider's Guide To Your First Year Of Law School

by Justin Spizman

They say that there are more students in law school than there are practicing lawyers. If they're right, then you need every possible advantage. In this insider's guide, Georgia State University School of Law...


Methodological Advances and Issues in Studying College Impact: New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 161

by Nicholas A. Bowman & Serge Herzog

Which curricular and cocurricular practices promote student learning and persistence? While most research and assessment on college student outcomes offers limited insight into causal effects, this volume provides...


Parents' Guide to the Middle School Years

by Joe Bruzzese

OMG PAW G2G.

Oh my god, parents are watching, got to go.

Today’s text-messaging middle schoolers may seem like a different species from how parents remember themselves as sixth, seventh, and eighth graders....


The Conscience of the University, and Other Essays

by Harry Huntt Ransom & Hazel H. Ransom

In 1982, a century after the laying of the cornerstone of its first building, the University of Texas was ranked by the New York Times among the best in the nation. No one had more to do with that extraordinary...


Open Education: A Study in Disruption

by Pauline van Mourik Broekman, Gary Hall & Ted Byfield

Open Education explores the disruption of the traditional university as a result of the increasingly widespread provision of free online open education.


University: An Owner's Manual

by Henry Rosovsky

"Superb. . . . Rosovsky has written an important book—probing, wise, shrewd, fair. . . . Deserves to be widely read." —James O. Freeman, Washington Post A view of America's colleges and universities and...


Lecture Notes: A Professor's Inside Guide to College Success

by Philip Mitchell Freeman

If you’re an incoming freshman facing the culture shock of campus life, reeling under the weight of scholastic expectations, and feeling the pressure of overwhelming financial commitments—don’t panic!...


College Rules!, 3rd Edition: How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College

by Sherrie Nist-Olejnik & Jodi Patrick Holschuh

And You Thought Getting into College Was Hard . . .

Students who assume they can figure out college on the fly often learn things the hard way—they look back and think, “If only I’d known this from the...


Academic Leadership Day by Day: Small Steps That Lead to Great Success

by Jeffrey L. Buller

It can seem at times as though all of academic administration today is focused only on the need for continual change and the endless pursuit of "the big idea." But most academic leaders, from department chairs...


Undergraduate Research in the Sciences: Engaging Students in Real Science

by Sandra Laursen, Anne-Barrie Hunter & Elaine Seymour

Undergraduate research (UR) is widely believed to enhance the learning experience of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs. This is the first comprehensive, practical, research-based...


The Indispensable University: Higher Education, Economic Development, and the Knowledge Economy

by Eugene P. Trani

This book describes the innovative transformation of institutions of higher education (HEIs) across the world in response to the emerging realities of the twenty-first century global knowledge-based economy....


Eportfolios for Lifelong Learning and Assessment

by Darren Cambridge

This book clearly articulates the foundations of an educational vision that is distinctively supported by eportfolio use, drawing on work in philosophy, sociology, higher and adult education, and elearning research....


Leading the Learner-Centered Campus: An Administrator's Framework for Improving Student Learning Outcomes

by Roxanne Cullen, Michael Harris & Maryellen Weimer

The Learner-Centered paradigm on campuses has grown into an institution-wide effort led by administrators at all levels, working to make their campuses into learner-centered environments. Stepping into that...


Assessment Clear and Simple: A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments, and General Education

by Barbara E. Walvoord & Trudy W. Banta

Assessment Clear and Simple is a concise, step-by-step guide for the assessment process. This practical book provides cost-efficient and useful tools that fulfill the requirements of accreditation agencies,...


Teaching Lab Science Courses Online: Resources for Best Practices, Tools, and Technology

by Linda Jeschofnig & Peter Jeschofnig

Teaching Lab Science Courses Online is a practical resource for educators developing and teaching fully online lab science courses. First, it provides guidance for using learning management systems and other...


Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: Liberal Learning for the Profession

by Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich & William M. Sullivan

Business is the largest undergraduate major in the United States and still growing. This reality, along with the immense power of the business sector and its significance for national and global well-being,...


Using Computers Games across the Curriculum

by Karen Anderson

Everyone learns best when they are enjoying an activity - even adults prefer to learn through play! This book gives a wide range of ideas and practical activities to use computer games as learning tools with...