Free Professional Development Resources for Faculty
Magna Publications serves the higher education community by producing online programs, newsletters, conferences, and other products that support faculty and staff development. Through a group subscription provided by Teaching and Learning Services and Faculty Career Development Services, RIT faculty and staff have access to:
- The Teaching Professor, a source of cutting-edge information and inspiration for educators.
- Academic Leader, which examines current trends, challenges, and best practices to help leaders advance teaching, scholarship, and service.
- Magna 20-Minute Mentors, highly focused 20-minute video presentations answering a single teaching or leadership question and providing actionable insights.
Institutional Membership to National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
The Divisions of Academic Affairs and Diversity & Inclusion are partnering together to offer career development tools through the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). NCFDD provides skills and strategies intended to help RIT faculty, post docs and graduate students thrive in academic life. The NCFDD offers a wide variety of resources, from tools to increase your research productivity, to writing, and time management. Click here to become a member.
Bain, Ken. (2004). What the best college teachers do. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Print copy available in RIT Library.
- Brookfield, Stephen. (2006). The Skillful Teacher: on technique, trust, and responsiveness in the classroom. San Francisco,CA: Jossey-Bass. Print copy available in RIT Library.
- Chickering, A., & Gamson, Z. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. PDF - http://www.lonestar.edu/multimedia/sevenprinciples.pdf
- Reiness, G. (2009). How to talk to your department chair. Available at http://bit.ly/How-to-talk-to-your-chair
- How people learn: Brain, mind, experience and school. National Academy Press. Available at https://www.nap.edu/read/9853/chapter/1
- Lang, J.. (2008). On Course: A week-by-week guide to your first semester of college teaching. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Print copy available in RIT Library.
- Lang, J. (2019). Small teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
- Svinicki, M. and McKeachie, W. (2011). McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers, 13th Ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Print copy available in RIT Library.