by Michael Collins, Ph.D.
The Part-Time Press, 2011
176 pages. Paperback.
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Teaching in the Sciences is a unique professional development resource for college faculty who teach in the science classroom. Whether you are a first-time faculty member, or have experience in the classroom, this book will help you be a more effective and successful faculty member. Teaching in the Sciences may be used by faculty in any science discipline, and offers guidance, tips and suggestions for those who teach on either the undergraduate or graduate level. The author, Dr. Michael Collins, originally educated in England, has been a faculty member at Memorial University of Newfoundland since 1969 and served as the Academic Associate Vice President for six years. He also won the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and developed his university’s Graduate Program in Teaching.
Teaching in the Sciences helps readers focus on the essentials, including:
- course development
- improving the science lecture
- student retention
- teaching non-science majors
- written assignments in the science classroom
- evaluation and testing
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Teaching science to non-majors can be difficult, but this book not only provided great advice, it was advice that works! This book would be perfect for new and returning part-time faculty. It would be good for full-time faculty, as well! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this handbook to any faculty member, in fact.
Ed A. –
I purchased this book for the adjunct faculty in our dept. They found the guidance and suggestions on teaching non-science majors particularly helpful. The book offers concrete ideas and easy-to-implement strategies.
Dr. Jane Christopher –
If you teach college science this book will be a good investment. The author Michael Collins teaches biology, but his book would be useful to science faculty in most any discipline. There are chapters on course development, classroom management, student retention and teaching non-science majors. It was a worthwhile purchase.