Resources Supporting Mercer's Center for Teaching & Learning

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This guide is created to assist Mercer University faculty as they carry out the first two elements of the University's mission statement:  to "teach" and to "learn."  University Libraries support the mission of the Center for Teaching and Learning--supporting continuous, long-term faculty growth in course design, pedagogy, andragogy, and assessment methods in order to increase teaching effectiveness and student learning.  Resources and services listed below are available to all Mercer University faculty and staff regardless of teaching location.  University Libraries provide a wide array of services to assist faculty.  If there is something missing, please let us know.


  • Assessing Student Learning:  A Common Sense Guide by Linda A. Suskie, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2009

  • Beyond Tests and Quizzes:  Creative Assessments in the College Classroom edited by Richard J. Mezeske and Barbara A. Meseke, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2007
  • Classroom Assessment Techniques:  A Handbook for College Teachers by Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1993
  • Effective Grading:  A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College by Barbara E. Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2010
  • Introduction to Rubrics:  An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback, and Promote Student Learning by Dannelle D. Stevens, Stylus, 2012
  • Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses: Shifting the Focus from Teaching to Learning by Mary E. Huba and Jann E. Freed, Allyn and Bacon, 2000


  • Collaborative Learning Techniques:  A Handbook for College Faculty by Elizabeth F. Barkley, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2005

  • Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses by L. Dee Fink, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2003
  • Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:  A Guide to the Process, and How to Develop A Project from Start to Finish by Cathy Bishop-Clark, Styllus, 2012
  • Helping Students Learn in a Learner-Centered Environment by Terry Doyle, Stylus, 2008

  • How Learning Works:  Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan A. Ambrose, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2010
  • Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014


  • Designing and Teaching Learning Goals and Objectives: Classroom Strategies That Work by Robert J. Marzano, Marzano Research Laboratory, 2009
  • Discussion As A Way Of Teaching:  Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms by Stephen Brookfield, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2005
  • A Guide To Better Teaching:  Skills, Advice and Evaluation for College and University Professors by Leila Jahangari and Tom Mucciolo, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012
  • Joy of Teaching:  A Practical Guide for New College Instructors by Peter G. Filene, University of North Carolina Press, c2005
  • Learner-Centered Teaching:  Five Key Changes to Practice by Maryellen Weimer, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2013
  • Lecturer's Toolkit:  A Practical Guide to Assessment, Learning and Technology by Philip Race, Routledge, 2007
  • Lecturing:  A Practical Guide by Sally Brown, Routledge, 2002
  • McKeachie's Teaching Tips by Wilbert McKeachie, Cengage Learning, 2013
  • On Course:  A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching by James M. Lang, Harvard University Press, 2008
  • Preparing Instructional Objectives:  A Critical Tool in the Development of Effective Instruction by Robert F. Mager, The Center for Effective Performance, 1997
  • Social Media for Educators:  Strategies and Best Practices by Tanya Joosten, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2010
  • Student Engagement Techniques:  A Handbook for College Faculty by Elizabeth F. Barkley, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2010
  • Teaching At Its Best:  A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors by Linda B. Nilson, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2010
  • Teaching Online:  A Guide to Theory, Research, and Practice by Claire Howell Major, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015
  • Teaching with Your Mouth Shut by Donald Finkel, Boynton/Cook Publishers, 2000
  • Teaching Your First College Class:  A Practical Guide for New Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors by Carolyn Liesberg, Stylus Pub., 2008
  • The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching by Susan Manning and Kevin E. Johnson, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2011
  • Tools for Teaching by Barbara G. Davis, Jossey-Bass, 2009
  • Understanding by Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2005
  • What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain, Harvard University Press, 2004


There are many journals devoted to college teaching and learning.  A comprehensive list of journals on college/university teaching and related issues in higher education is maintained by Kennesaw State University's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at:  The following titles are available through the Mercer University Libraries.  Note:  Access may change.  If you are unable to access a journal, please let us know.


There are many journals devoted to teaching and learning in specific disciplines.  The following titles are available through the Mercer University Libraries.  An embargo period indicates that full-text may not be available online.  Interlibrary Loan services are available for these articles.  Note:  If your favorite is not listed, please let us know.  Access can change, please let us  know if you are unable to access a specific title.

Art, Music, Theatre


Communication, English, Media



Foreign Languages



Natural Sciences

Social Sciences

    A sampling of the wide-range of web resources on teaching and learning.