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Read more about Teaching in the University: Learning from the Experiences of Graduate Students & Faculty

Teaching in the University: Learning from the Experiences of Graduate Students & Faculty

Donna Westfall-Rudd

Courtney Vengrin

Jeremy Elliott-Engel

The primary objective of this book is to provide a resource for graduate teaching assistants who are looking for practical strategies and guidance as they begin their careers as postsecondary STEM educators. The text will be designed to address a comprehensive list of topics to support the professional development of new faculty, recognizing that those holding academic faculty positions within a college or university are expected to be active in teaching, discovery, and outreach.

Read more about Chemistry for Non-Majors

Chemistry for Non-Majors

Melanie Cooper

Our goal is to present concepts and skills in
various ways, ask students to talk about and work with their understanding, and then ask questions
about what students actually mean when they use specific words and ideas. Critical to the success
of this approach is time: the time required to understand what students think before, during, and
after reading the text and working with the applets and activities; the time required for students to
recognize and talk about their assumptions; the time required to listen to them, to ask them what,
exactly, they mean, and for them to explain, analyze, and where appropriate reconsider, their ideas.

Read more about Introduction to Neuroscience

Introduction to Neuroscience

Casey Henley

Introduction to neuroscience.

Read more about Exploring Earth: An Introduction to Earth Science

Exploring Earth: An Introduction to Earth Science

Daniel Laó-Dávila

Open textbook for introductory geology courses

Read more about Elementary Earth and Space Science Methods

Elementary Earth and Space Science Methods

Rachel Dunn

Jenny Haley

Ella McDonald

Ben Smith

Ted Neal

This content knowledge book is meant for future science teachers. It is divided into four parts which align with the Science Methods II course at the University of Iowa: Space Science, Earth Science, Climate Change, and Pedagogy. Within each part, the material is broken down into smaller chapters. Here you will find written explanations, video links, glossary terms, key takeaways, and practice quizzes to help you understand the material. This book is designed to be a flexible resource; use it as much or as little as you need throughout the course.

Read more about Our Sexual Selves

Our Sexual Selves

Susan Rahman

Elle Dimopoulos

A Human Sexuality Reader for the Behavioral Sciences

Read more about Foundations of Educational Technology

Foundations of Educational Technology

Penny Thompson

This text provides a a graduate level introduction to the field of educational technology.

Read more about Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

Tyson Ochsner

Eric Howerton

Braiden Ellis

This text is an introduction to soil physical properties and processes.

Read more about Technical Writing

Technical Writing

Eric Howerton, Oklahoma State University

Michael Beilfuss, Missouri Southern State University

Katrina Peterson, Roswell, New Mexico

Staci Bettes

Katie Rieger

This modern, open-source guide to technical and professional writing explores workplace composition through theoretical and practical applications. Discussions of multiple writing genres will assist you in understanding how to apply for jobs, how to compose clear and precise business communications once the job has been acquired, and how to create documents -- such as proposals and reports -- that will be instrumental in helping to advance your career.

Read more about Critical Feminist Methodologies

Critical Feminist Methodologies

Lucy Bailey

Kathy Essmiller

This resource will be the initial product of an open pedagogy project completed as part of a graduate level critical feminist methodologies course. The introduction to the book will set the stage by providing the epistemological and theoretical grounding of the course materials, describe the materials the students read, and provide information about the exemplar assignment. The main body of of the text will include scholarly discussions and analyses of thematically grouped exemplar work representative of critical feminist methodologies. Complementary to each scholarly analysis will be pieces focused on the work created from the perspective of the population and voices addressed in the exemplar.