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New Concepts in Higher Education

Posted on August 20th, 2019

Prior to the start of the fall semester, Booth Library played host to the New Faculty Orientation led by Professor Newton Key and the Faculty Development and Innovation Center. As a way to welcome all the new faculty to campus, we have curated a display of new and recent titles about current issues and concepts in higher education, teaching, creative pedagogy, student learning, professional development, and more. These books are located in the West Reading Room and are available to browse or check out at your convenience.

  • Academic Quality Work: A Handbook for Improvement
  • Massy, William F.
  • LB2322.2 .M37 2007
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  • Aims Of Higher Education: Problems Of Morality and Justice
  • LB2324 .A39 2015
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  • Applying Student Development Theories Holistically: Exemplar Programming in Higher Education
  • LB2343.4 .A67 2019x
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  • Cases Of Teaching and Learning Across and Beyond K-12 Settings
  • LB1060 .C373 2018
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  • Convergence Of K-12 and Higher Education: Policies and Programs in a Changing Era
  • LC89 .C65 2016
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  • Crossing the Finish Line: How to Retain and Graduate Your Students
  • Seidman, Alan,
  • LC148.15 .S45 2018
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  • Designing Quality Authentic Assessments
  • Tay, Hui Yong,
  • LB3060.65 .T38 2018
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  • Disrupt This!: Moocs and the Promises Of Technology
  • Head, Karen J.,
  • LB1044.87 .H43 2017
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  • Diversity & Education: A Critical Multicultural Approach
  • Vavrus, Michael J.
  • LC1099.3 .V38 2015
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  • Excellent Online Instructor: Strategies for Professional Development
  • Palloff, Rena M., 1950-
  • LB1044.87 .P338 2011
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  • Help! My Students Write Like They Text: Teaching Code-switching to Improve Writing
  • French, Jennifer, 1979-
  • LB1631 .F696 2018
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  • Knowledge, Power, and Academic Freedom
  • Scott, Joan Wallach,
  • LC72.2 .S38 2019
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  • Learning Theory and Online Technology
  • Harasim, Linda M. (Linda Marie), 1949-
  • LB1044.87 .H365 2012
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  • New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux
  • Davidson, Cathy N., 1949-
  • LB2322.2 .D39 2017
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  • Our Higher Calling: Rebuilding the Partnership Between America and Its Colleges and Universities
  • Thorp, H. Holden, 1964-
  • LB2322.2 .T48 2018
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  • Radical Imagine-nation: Public Pedagogy & Praxis
  • LC196 .R329 2018
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  • Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education
  • Tobin, Thomas J.,
  • LC1200 .T63 2018
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  • Realities Of Change in Higher Education: Interventions to Promote Learning and Teaching
  • LB2322.2 .R43 2006
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  • Repositioning Educational Leadership: Practitioners Leading from an Inquiry Stance
  • LB2805 .R453 2018
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  • Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices
  • Joosten, Tanya, 1974-
  • LB1044.87 .J667 2012
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  • Speaking Of Universities
  • Collini, Stefan, 1947-
  • LB2322.2 .C639 2017
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  • Student Satisfaction in Traditional, Online, and Hybrid Continuing Education Courses: A Case Study
  • Goerke, Leah Flores, 1964-
  • D 301.26/34:1
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  • Teaching While White: Addressing the Intersections Of Race and Immigration in the Classroom
  • Roy, Laura A., 1978-
  • LC1099.3 .R69 2018
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  • Towards Inclusive Learning in Higher Education: Developing Curricula for Disabled Students
  • LC1200 .T69 2006
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  • Universities and Global Diversity: Preparing Educators for Tomorrow
  • LB2322.2 .U565 2011
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  • Video-based Research in Education: Cross-disciplinary Perspectives
  • LB1028 .V46 2019
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  • Winnebagos on Wednesdays: How Visionary Leadership Can Transform Higher Education
  • Cowen, Scott S.,
  • LB2324 .C69 2018x
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Attack of the ’90s!

Posted on June 24th, 2019

Remember the ’90s?  If you don’t now, you soon will!  The 1990s arguably gave us some of the greatest films ever produced, and we’ve put together a handsome collection of them up here on the 4th floor, ready to be checked out.  20 years since it came to a close, the ’90s is a decade that continues to resonate and influence popular culture, and rightfully so.  Where would we be without Jurassic Park?  And perhaps more importantly, where would we be without Space Jam?  Certainly nowhere near as excited about this display.

Do we seem to be missing a classic ’90s gem from our collection?  Let us know via this convenient form, and we’ll do our best to abide.

  • Home Alone: The Complete Collection
  • PN1997 .H6572x .DVD
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Thousands of creative works enter the Public Domain in 2019

Posted on February 13th, 2019

On January 1, 2019, an array of songs, films, and books from 1923 entered the public domain. For the first time in twenty years, people will have free access to films such as Cecil B. Demille’s The Ten Commandments and silent films starring Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin; literary works by Robert Frost and Aldous Huxley; and music from dawn of the jazz age, including the Charleston and the Foxtrot.

Works being available in the public domain means that the copyright protections on them have expired, making them free for anyone to use and build upon. If you’re a student or teacher, this means you are now free to use these materials for your education or research. Artists can create picture books centered around the lyrics of a playful 1920s tune. YouTubers and filmmakers are free to use clips of these movies or even create their own version of them. If you are a fan of a popular literary work in the public domain, you can revisit the story from the point of view of another character. The sky is the limit!

While copyright protects the creator of a work from their intellectual property being stolen or misused, it can also have the adverse effect of restricting how the work is made available or re-used. When creative works enter the public domain, an opportunity is created for obscure, or less well-known titles to be rediscovered and have new life breathed into them. The best examples of this include the highly acclaimed classic Christmas story It’s a Wonderful Life, which entered the public domain in 1975 and, despite being a box office disappointment when it was first released in 1946, became a Christmas classic after television networks were free to air the film during the holiday season.

To find out more about public domain and copyright laws, we recommend you listen to NPR’S 1A podcast “Surveying the Public Domain.” You can find over 50,000 public domain titles on digital libraries such as HathiTrust and The Internet Archive. You can also find numerous titles about copyright and the intellectual property in Booth’s collections.

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