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Library Resources for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Consider this library guide as your bookshelf. These Okanagan library books are only steps away from your office.

Supervising and Mentoring Students


Supervising the doctorate: a guide to success

Sara Delamont, Paul Atkinson, and Odette Parry

LB2386 .D45 2004

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In our work with faculty across all disciplines, we also find that many struggle to think about teaching in ways in which they can incorporate technology meaningfully. While we might be experts in our discipline (chemistry, philosophy, music, etc) due to the curriculum of terminal degrees, we might not have strong preparation in instructional design. We have been fortunate to bring together faculty experts across different disciplines to specifically speak about how and why to use digital media in higher education settings. We realize we are asking you to think about your way of teaching with new ideas and strategies. Therefore, we try to illustrate them with clear examples. These different approaches include clear descriptions of what these activities look like, why to develop and implement them, and how to do so for your specific needs.  

Successful research supervision: advising students doing research

Anne Lee

LB2371 .L44 2012


Successful Research Supervision offers a research-based practical
framework for academics to be able to examine and further develop their effectiveness as research supervisors. From helping researchers to begin to managing a project through to
successful completion, this book guides the reader through a series of exercises to identify their individual strengths and weaknesses and thenprovides theoretically sound advice in a practical and easy to use format.

The doctoral student's advisor and mentor: sage advice from the experts

Edited by Raymond L. Calabrese, Page A. Smith.

LB2386 .D625 2010

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  This book focuses on using faculty mentoring to empower doctoral students to successfully complete their doctoral studies. The book is a collection of mentoring chapters showcasing professors and dissertation advisors from the most prestigious universities in the United States. They provide an extraordinary range of mentoring advice that speaks directly to the doctoral student. Students discover clues to follow during their doctoral journey. Whether the student is just beginning to think about entering a doctoralprogram, presently taking course studies, under stress, and doesn't know what the future offers, this is an ideal book because it maps the entire doctoral process

Demystifying copyright : a researcher's guide to copyright in Canadian libraries and archives

Jean Dryden

KE2799.2 D79 2014

This second edition reflects the key changes to Canada's copyright law since 2004.  These changes involve:
- the ownership and duration of protection of photographs.
- the expansion of the fair dealing clause to include education,
- the addition of a users' right for individuals to use content for non-commercial purposes, and
- legal protection for technological protection measures ( TPM's, often called "digital locks').

The good supervisor: supervising postgraduate and undergraduate research for doctoral theses and dissertations

Gina Wisker

LB2371 .W57 2005

 Accessibly written, this book encourages supervisors to reflect on and enhance their research supervision practice with a diversity of students on a variety of research projects: Postgraduate and undergraduate levels, international and distance students; practice and professional research;research leading to creative process and products/creations; the PhD bypublication; supervising your colleagues; interpersonal skills; managing diversity in learning styles, gender, age and culture.

On being a mentor: a guide for higher education faculty

W. Brad Johnson

LB1731.4 .J64 2007

This book is the definitive guide for faculty in higher
education who wish to mentor both students and junior faculty. It
features strategies, guidelines, best practices, and recommendations. Written in a pithy style, this no-nonsense guide offers straightforward advice about managing problem mentorships and measuring mentorship outcomes. Practical cases studies, vignettes, and step-by-step guidelines illuminate the process of mentoring throughout.

From entitlement to engagement: affirming Millennial students' egos in the higher education classroom

Dave S. Knowlton, Kevin Jack Hagopian, editors

LB1027.23 .F76 2013

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This volume addresses theories and practices surrounding the entitled, self-absorbed students called Millennials. Stereotypical Millennials are often addicted to gadgets, demand service more than education, and hold narrow perspectives about themselves and those around them; when seen through this lens, Millennial students can understandably frustrate the most dedicated of professors.

Contributors focus on practical means to achieve new and more evocative outcomes by treating Millennial students as serious collaborators in the learning process, thereby helping those students to more closely identify with their own education. The assignments that professors give, the treatment of topics that they broach, and the digital tools that they ask students to employ can shift students' concerns away from a narrow focus on impersonal, technical mastery of content and toward seeing themselves as Millennial thinkers who fuse their lives with their learning.

Thinking with feeling: fostering productive thought in the classroom

Douglas P. Newton

LB1590.3 .N54 2014

Teachers at all levels of education are expected to foster productive thought, although this is not as effective as it might be when they ignore emotion and moods and their effect on learning. Combining the most up to date theory with practical advice, this key textbook delves into the question of the interaction of emotion, moods and thought, and its implications for learning, to show how you might manage that interaction to improve your own teaching. Building on a comprehensive framework of productive thought, Douglas P. Newton explores the interrelationships between each of its constituent elements - reasoning, understanding, critical thinking, creativity and wise decision making - and the emotions.

Helping students learn in a learner-centered environment: a guide to facilitating learning in higher education

Terry Doyle

LB2331 .D66 2008

Terry Doyle has explored and integrated a wide range of literature on learning. His book brings together findings that will enable us to answer what so many college & university faculty members want to know: How do we enable our students to learn to learn (and love it)? If your goal is to develop lifelong learners, this book is a guidebook for your practice

Critical conversations about plagiarism

edited by Michael Donnelly

PN167 .C75 2012

Invites students and teachers to engage in deep, critical discussions about a complicated topic in ways that are both accessible and intellectually challenging. The essays address a range of complex, interrelated ideas, concepts, and issues: theories about knowledge creation and ideas about authorship; issues of collaboration, borrowing, remixing, and plagiarism; copyright and intellectual property; historical constructions of authorship; student and teacher identities and roles; cross-cultural perspectives on plagiarism; and the impact of new technologies.