Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching: 2002 Volume 2

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Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching:

Volume 2

A collection of monthly essays
originally published on the
PsychTeacher ™ Electronic Discussion List

Edited by

William Buskist
Auburn University

Vincent W. Hevern
Le Moyne College

G. William Hill, IV
Kennesaw State University

Society for the Teaching of Psychology


This book is STP's third Web publication and represents the compilation of the thirteen E-xcellence in Teaching essays which appeared on the PsychTeacher™ electronic discussion list between January and December, 2002. Future volumes of this book will be published electronically to contain the previous year's essays.

ISBN: 978-1-941804-02-5

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Table of Contents

Bill Buskist (Auburn University/Appalachian State University)
Vincent Hevern (Le Moyne College)
Bill Hill (Kennesaw State University)
1. Teaching Assistant Development: Research and Impressions (January 2002)
Loreto R. Prieto, The University of Akron
2. Making the Leap: Advising Students on Selecting a Graduate Program (February 2002)
Gary R. Hann and Jane S. Halonen, James Madison University
3. Bring Psychology to Life (March 2002)
Charles Blair-Broeker, Cedar Falls (Iowa) High School
4. Teaching Students with Disabilities (April 2002)
David Johnson, John Brown University
5. The National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology:
Twenty-Five Years and Counting
[Special Invited Essay] (April 2002)
Douglas A. Bernstein, University of South Florida
6. Helping Your Students to Become Savvy Psychology Majors (May 2002)
Drew Appleby, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
7. Focusing on How We Know What We Know in the Psychology Classroom (June 2002)
Laura L. Namy, Emory University
8. Organizing and Maintaining University-Wide Teaching Circles (July 2002)
Lauren F. V. Scharff, Stephen F. Austin State University
9. The Landscape of Excellence in Teaching (August 2002)
Barney Beins, Ithaca College
10. Amen to Passion (September 2002)
Janie Wilson, Georgia Southern University
11. When Psychology Teachers Introspect (October 2002)
Larry W. Bates, University of North Alabama
12. On the Distinction Between the Scholarship of Teaching and Scholarly Teaching (November 2002)
Monica Reis-Bergin, James Madison University

With Replies:

The Scholarship of Teaching: The Best of Both Worlds
Diane F. Halpern, Claremont McKenna College
Pursuing Scholarly Teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching
Randolph A. Smith, Ouachita Baptist University
An Additional Model of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Daniel Bernstein, University of Kansas
Why I am Not a Chef Yet-A Reply to Halpern, Smith and Bernstein
Monica Reis-Bergan, James Madison University

13. Is This Going to be on the Test? (December 2002)
Phillip Lewis, Auburn University
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Acknowledgment and Thanks

We thank the authors of these essays for the insightful contributions they made to the literature on the teaching of psychology and the scholarship of teaching. We also thank the STP leadership for their continued support of the e-column. We dedicated Volume I to Jane Halonen (University of West Florida) for the role she played in helping establish E-xcellence in Teaching. We dedicate Volume II to Randy Smith (Kennesaw State University), for his consistent and unwavering championing of the scholarship of teaching in his role as editor of STP's journal, Teaching of Psychology.

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