Faculty Resources

New Faculty Orientation Reading List

The following links are to articles and materials distributed this semester to the New Faculty Orientation group


Faculty Development

Evidence of Evidence-Based Teaching, Mary Ellen Weimer, Faculty Focus Email Newsletter, Dec 2, 2015

A New Twist on End-of-Semester Evaluations, Linda Shadiow and Maryellen Weimer, Faculty Focus Email Newsletter, Nov 23, 2015

"An Objective Approach to Grading," Betty Anne Buirs, PhD, Faculty Focus, Nov 16, 2015

"Flipping the Flipped Classroom: The Beauty of Spontaneous and Instantaneous Close Reading," Haerin Shin, Tomorrow's Professor Postings, Stanford University

"How to Read a Student Evaluation," David D. Perlmutter, The Chronicle of Higher Education online, Oct 30, 2011

"Mentor, the Verb,"  Lucy Ferriss, The Chronicle of Higher Education online, October 8, 2014

"Only Connect…:  The Goals of a Liberal Education,"  William Cronon, The American Scholar

"Rethinking the Student Course Evaluation," W. Lee Hansen, AAC&U Liberal Education

"Institutional Environment and the Academic Community," Christopher J. Lucas and John W. Murry, Jr., New Faculty

"Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching," Maryellen Weimer, Faculty Focus Email Newsletter, Nov 19, 2014

"In the Classroom, One Size Does Not Fit All," David Gooblar, Vitae, Nov 19, 2014

Pedagogy Unbound website


Student Development

"What Can We Learn from Accidental Learning?" Maryellen Welmer, Faculty Focus Email Newsletter,  Nov 5, 2014

"She Didn’t Teach.  We Had to Learn it Ourselves,"  Maryellen Welmer, Faculty Focus Email Newsletter

"Here's a Secret to Better Student Recall," David Gooblar, The Chronicle of Higher Education

"Confuse Students to Help Them Learn,"  Steve Kolowich, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Is It Cheating - Faculty and Student Survey at Hendrix College

NFO Rubrics

"Why You Read Like An Expert --And Why Your Students Probably Don't," Pete Burkholder, Faculty Focus Email Newsletter, Nov 27, 2014

"Office Hours Redux," Maryellen Weimer, Faculty Focus Email Newsletter, Feb 18 2015


Professional Development

Tomorrow's Professor eNewsletter sponsored by the Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning 

"Establishing a Research Agenda,"  Sharon Ahern Fechter, The Full-Time Faculty Handbook


Community Development

"A Foreigner Teaching in America," Jamie Miller, The Chronicle of Higher Education


Department/Program Leadership

Documentation Template for Difficult Conversations

Excerpts from Depauw's deptchairpedia

Five Steps for Tackling Tough Conversations

Managing People: Five Tips for Success in the Academic Environment

"Myths That Make Chairs Feel They Are Powerless," Ann F. Lucas, Leading Academic Change: Essential Roles for Chairs, Jossey-Bass, 2000.

Academic Affairs Staff Evaluation form