Practically Speaking, 2nd Edition
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Practically Speaking, 2nd Edition

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Complete Title: 

Practically Speaking: A Sourcebook for Instructional Consultants in Higher Education



Kathleen T. Brinko



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This title constitutes a uniquely comprehensive resource about instructional consultation in higher education. It addresses the skills and techniques of instructional consultation, describes programmatic approaches to instructional consultation, discusses the context of instructional consultation, addresses the evaluation of instructional consultation, and describes training programs for both novice and experienced instructional consultants. It contains state-of-the-art information in this new edition.


Part One. Overview of Instructional Consultation

1. The Interactions of Teaching Improvement

            Kate Brinko

2. Understanding and Implementing Effective Consultations

Laura L. B. Border


Part Two. Tools and Techniques of Instructional Consultation

3. The First Meeting with the Client

            Bette LaSere Erickson and Mary Deane Sorcinelli

4. Collecting Information Using Class Observation

            Karron Lewis

5. Collecting Information Using Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID)

Lisa Firing Lenze

6. Collecting Information Using Small Group Methods

Richard Tiberius

7. Collecting Information and Analyzing Teaching Using Videos

            Eric Kristensen

8. Collecting Information Using Student Ratings

            Michael Theall and Jennifer Franklin

9. Data Review and Follow Up Consultation

            Mary Deane Sorcinelli and Bette Erickson


Part Three. Programmatic Approaches to Instructional Consultation

10. Consulting with Faculty in Small Groups

William C. Rando

11. Peer-based Instructional Consultation

Diane E. Morrison

12. Microteaching, Teaching Laboratory, and Alliances for Change

            Richard Tiberius


Part Four. The Context of Instructional Consultation

13. Higher Education inNorth America

            Charles S. Claxton

14. Faculty Challenges in Teaching and Learning

            Mary Ann Shea

15. The Challenge of Student Diversity

            Catherine Clark, James Lancaster and Diane Waryold

16. Effects of Classroom Environments

            Gabriele Bauer

17. Local Variables that Affect ConsultationDiane E. Morrison


Part Five. Increasing Expertise in Instructional Consultation

18. Instructional Consulting: A Guide for Developing Professional Knowledge

            L. Dee Fink & D. Lynn Sorenson

19. Identifying and Assessing Your Consultation Style

Laura L. B. Border

20. Developmental Stages of Expertise in Educational Consultation

            Richard Tiberius, Jane Tipping, and Ronald Smith

21. A Reflective Practice Approach to Professional Development

Ronald A. Smith

22. Assessing Consultations

            Stephanie V. Rohdieck, Kathryn M. Plank, Alan Kalish

23. Consulting with International Faculty/Cross Cultural Issues

Michele DiPietro

24. Faculty in Distress: A Consulting Challenge

Nancy Polk


Part Six. Training Instructional Consultants

25. Using Case Studies in Faculty Development Contexts

Barbara Millis & Dannelle Stevens

26. Training Instructional Consultants to Use a Coaching Framework

Deandra Little and Michael Palmer

27. Instructional Skills Workshop Program: A Peer-based Model for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning Diane Morrison and Judy Wilbee

28. Training TAs as Consultants at theUniversityofMichigan: Workshop Series for Peer Mentors

            Tershia Pinder-Grover, Stiliana Milkova, andChadHershock

29. The Eberly Teaching Fellows: A Training Program for Graduate Students Conducting Peer Observation

            Michele DiPietro

30. Using Graduate Students as Consultants to Promote Teaching at theUniversityofTexasatSan Antonio

            Barbara Millis

31. Developing Graduate Student Teaching Consultants and Mentors at Stanford: The TA Consultant (TAC) and Mentors in Teaching (MinT) Programs

            Robyn Wright Dunbar, Jennifer Schwartz, and Michele Marincovich

32. Effective Use of Graduate Peer Teaching Consultants at theUniversityofMichigan: Recruitment, Training, Supervision, and Evaluation

            Deborah Meizlish, Tershia Pinder-Grover, and Mary Wright

33.TeachingCenterand Information Technology Staff Collaborations for Reciprocal Training

            Laura Border and Mark Werner


Details: 2012 [ISBN: 1-58107-235-X; 342 pages; 8 1/2 x 11 inches; soft cover]