The happy professor : how to teach undergraduates and feel good about it / Bill Coplin
- Coplin, William D.
- Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 137 pages ; 23 cm
- Foreword / Chancellor Kent Syverud, Syracuse University -- You -- Artist -- Skills coach -- Advisor -- Boss -- Andragogy, not pedagogy -- The five laws of the minimalist -- Everything is experiential -- Evaluate yourself -- Use undergraduate teaching assistants (UTAs) -- Use Dale Carnegie speeches -- Create groups for small in-class assignments -- Set the stage in the first class -- Use simulations and role plays -- Lie to the class -- Keep your mouth shut -- Make laptops and cell phones helpful -- Start with the concrete and familiar -- Use modules -- Use class time for coaching -- Debriefing competitions -- Create lateness and absence policies -- Differentiate between points earned and points lost -- Use extra credit points to stimulate extra practice -- Use group presentations as teamwork practice -- Writing to communicate -- Improve typing -- Simple computer applications -- Excel is life -- Information searching basics -- Survey basics required -- Quantitative tools are not about mathematics -- The easy way to community engagement -- Use continuums to avoid the role of propagandist -- Use problem solving exercises -- The order, freedom, equality triangle -- The grading exercise -- The Prince system -- Conclusion: Where do you go from here?
- "This book is a self-help manual so that undergraduate professors in all fields can test out his suggestions ideas for themselves. College professors will be much happier because their actions will meet the needs of their students and society"--
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