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The Craft of College TeachingA Practical Guide$
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Robert DiYanni and Anton Borst

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780691183800

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691183800.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
(p.iii) The Craft of College Teaching

Robert DiYanni

Anton Borst

Princeton University Press

This introductory chapter takes a look at the current state of college teaching in the United States. It first embarks on a review of the literature dedicated to exploring the serious challenges faced by higher education in the United States. From there, the chapter links scholarship to teaching and discusses further significant research about teaching practices that can lead to deeper and more enduring student learning. Next, the chapter addresses the current student demographics in colleges and universities today, tackling challenges related to a growing diversity of students on campus. Finally, the chapter describes the workshops, research, and advocacy which has shaped the ideas formed in this book. It briefly explores the extent of teaching recommendations and reflections on the art and science of teaching and learning.

Keywords:   teaching, learning, higher education, student diversity, teaching practices, education, colleges, universities

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