Assessing Student Competence in Accredited Disciplines: Pioneering Approaches to Assessment in Higher Education, edited by Catherine A. Palomba and Trudy W. Banta (Stylus Publishing; 320 pages; $39.95). Includes case studies of assessment in business, computer science, engineering, nursing, pharmacy, social work, teacher education, and the visual arts.
College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step, by Robin Mamlet and Christine VanDeVelde (Three Rivers Press; 405 pages; $19.99). Draws on the expertise of more than 50 deans of admission.
Continuing Medical Education: Looking Back, Planning Ahead, edited by Dennis K. Wentz (Dartmouth College Press/University Press of New England; 428 pages; $99). Essays on the history and practice of medical education beyond medical school and residency; topics include accreditation for such programs.
Effective Online Teaching: Foundations and Strategies for Student Success, by Tina Stavredes (Jossey-Bass; 288 pages; $40; includes a compact disc). Describes how to apply cognitive and learning theory to online instruction.
Facilitating a Collegial Department in Higher Education: Strategies for Success, by Robert Cipriano (Jossey-Bass; 224 pages; $40). A guide for chairs and deans; topics include hiring for collegiality, managing conflict in a department, universitywide responsibilities in promoting a collegial campus, and preventing cyberbullying.
Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard, by Thomas Vander Ven (New York University Press; 215 pages; $70 hardcover, $19.95 paperback). A sociological analysis of the college drinking scene that describes how students rely on one another for "drunk support" and how the collective nature of drinking reinforces the practice; draws on survey and interview data from a small private college, a commuter-based state institution, and a large state university.
How to Design and Teach a Hybrid Course: Achieving Student-Centered Learning Through Blended Classroom, Online, and Experiential Activities, by Jay Caulfield (Stylus Publishing; 251 pages; $79.95 hardcover, $29.95 paperback). Offers guidance on teaching courses characterized by a reduction in the "face time" of the classroom, and the addition of online and experiential learning.
Managing Online Instructor Workload: Strategies for Finding Balance and Success, by Simone C.O. Conceição and Rosemary M. Lehman (Jossey-Bass; 144 pages; $28). Offers practical advice on time management, work-family balance, and course design, including for those teaching online at multiple institutions.
Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies, edited by Judith Simmer-Brown and Fran Grace (State University of New York Press; 279 pages; $80 hardcover, $29.95 paperback). Combines essays on the value of meditation in the classroom as an instructional approach with writings by religious-studies scholars on how meditation has affected their lives and their teaching.
Professor Mommy: Finding Work-Family Balance in Academia, by Rachel Connelly and Kristen Ghodsee (Rowman & Littlefield; 232 pages; $29.95). Uses survey and interview data to offer advice on motherhood for academic women from graduate school to full professorship; topics include when to have one's children and how many to have, and what sorts of institutions are the most family-friendly.