The big news today is What Teaching Looks Like: Higher Education through Photographs is available for download from Elon University’s Center for Engaged Learning. From their Open Access Book Series site:
What Teaching Looks Like delves into higher education—the challenges faced by students, faculty, staff, and administrators alike from all variety of institution types and across campus sectors—in a way that has not been done before. By weaving together a unique collection of documentary photographs of modern teaching and learning at US colleges and universities with research-based discussion of the state of engaged learning, the book teaches readers to think through and with photographs in new ways, offering insights and perspectives with the potential to change teaching, administrative, and support practices for the better. The project not only reflects the state of how US institutions educate the next generation of thinkers and innovators, it informs what we could aspire to do as educators and reveals experiences and perspectives of today’s students in ways that are only accessible through photographs.
The book is the result of years of work with my friend and co-author Cassandra Horii, and we are both so pleased it is being made freely available. I hope you enjoy the book, and I look forward to hearing from others about how they are able to apply this scholarship to their own work, life, and institutions of education.
I haven’t posted to this site for quite a while. The days, months, years have been consumed by many changes and honestly just a lot of work – some continuation of the Teaching and Learning Project, some other professional endeavors, like managing a center for teaching and learning. I’ll be posting more regularly to this site in the coming months as I continue to work with colleges and universities.