Recommended Reading and Best Practices
These resources have been identified by our NSE faculty as helpful in thinking about best practices in NSE pedagogy. If you have additional suggestions for resources, please email them to Michelle Cohenour.
Articles and Other Resources
- Ivan Fuller, "Redesigning the First-Year Orientation Course: How a Discipline-Specific Approach Can Deepen Student Engagement," Liberal Education 100:3, Summer 2014.
- DeAnna Toten Beard, "Key to New Student Success," Keynote Address Given at Baylor's 2015 NSE Course Development Workshop, May, 2015.
- Teaching NSEs for Students in the Major - Charles Weaver and Kevin Tankersley - 2015 NSE Course Development Workshop
- Teaching NSEs as General Education - Courtney Pace Lyons and Louis Maze - 2015 Course Development Workshop
- Teaching NSEs for High Ability Students - Rebecca Sheesley and Dan Hanchey - 2015 NSE Course Development Workshop
- Practical Tips for Integrating Student Success Into Your NSE Course - Cam Armstrong and Melanie Nogalski - 2015 NSE Course Development Workshop
- Elizabeth Corey, "No Happy Harmony," First Things, October 2013.
- Laura Pappano, "First-Generation Students Unite," April 8, 2015.
- Erin Cotton, "Liberal Arts Majors Linked to Future Success," The Key Reporter, March 16, 2015.
- Anne Hyde, "Building Assessments within the History Discipline Core," Perspectives on History, January 2015, 19-23.
- Shatha Almutaway, "The Historian and Social Justice," Perspectives on History, February 2015, 48.
- Tara Parker-Pope, "Writing Your Way to Happiness," New York Times, January 19, 2015.
- "Twenty Ways to Make Lecture More Participatory," Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University.
- DeAnna Toten Beard, "Syllabus Building," Presentation Given at Baylor's Academy for Teaching and Learning NSE Course Makeover Workshop, May, 2014.
- Eileen Hulme, "Higher Education at a Crossroad: Angst or Opportunity," Closing Plenary Address given at the 34th Annual First Year Experience Conference in Dallas, TX, February 10, 2015.
- "Classical and Rogerian Arguments."
- Leonard Geddes, "How Educators Can Get Glowing Course Evaluations from Students, Even Struggling Students in Rigorous Courses," May 23, 2014.
- Liz Riggs, "First-Generation College-Goers: Unprepared and Behind," The Atlantic, December 31, 2014.
- Vicki Madden, "Why Poor Students Struggle," New York Times, September 21, 2014.
- Randall Short, "What has Rome to do with Waco?" Randall Short, December 3, 2014.
- Amanda L. Griffith, "Persistence of Women and Minorities in STEM Field Majors: Is It the School That Matters?" Economics of Education Review, 29:6 (December 2010), 911-22.
- R.D. Padgett, J.R. Keup, and E.T. Pascarella, "The Impact of First-Year Seminars on College Students' Life-Long Learning Orientations," Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 50(2), 133-151.
- Sanjay K Nigam, "The Storytelling Brain: Commentary on 'On Social Attribution: Implications of Recent Cognitive Neuroscience Research for Race, Law, and Politics,'" Science and Engineering Ethics 18(2012), 567-571.
- Benedict Carey, "Want to Ace That Test? Get the Right Kind of Sleep," New York Times, October 16, 2014.
- L. Dee Fink, Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses.
- Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are (Center City, Minn: Hazeldon, 2010).
- Brene Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (New York: Gotham, 2012).
- Ed Burger and Michael Starbird, The Five Elements of Effective Thinking (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012).
- Timothy Clydesdale, The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens after High School (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007).
- Arthur Levine and Diane Dean, Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's College Student, (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012).