Suggested Reading on the First-Year Experience

Angelo, T. & Cross, P. (1993). Classroom assessment strategies. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

Cuseo, J. Sourcebook for first-year seminar instruction: Core learning principles, key teaching connections, & effective pedagogical practices. unpublished paper. Palos Verdes, CA: Marymount College.

Cuseo, J. (1991). The freshman orientation seminar: A research-based rationale for its value, delivery, and content. (Monograph No. 4). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Erickson, B., Strommer, D. (1991). Teaching college freshmen. San Francisco; Jossey-Bass

Fidler, P., Neururer-Rotholz, J., Richardson, S. (1999). Teaching the freshman seminar: its effectiveness in promoting faculty development. Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition v11 n2 p59-74.

Friday, R. (1989). Training freshman seminar faculty. Journal of the Freshman Year Experience, v1 n2 pp 57-80.

Reynolds, K., Nunn, C. (1998). Engaging Freshmen in classroom discussion: interaction and the instructor techniques that encourage it. Journal of the First-year Experience, v10, n2, pp.7-24.

Silberman, M. & Auerbach, C. (1998). Active training: A handbook of techniques, designs, case examples, and tips. (2nd ed.) San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.

Staley, C. (2003). 50 ways to leave your lectern: active learning strategies to engage first-year students. Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

Strommer, D. (1999) Teaching First-Year College Students: Ten Tips for Success. In M.S. Hunter & T.L. Skipper (Eds.), Solid foundations: Building success for first-year seminars through instructor training and development (Monograph No. 29) (pp.44-50). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Sutherland, T., Bonwell, C. (1996). Using active learning in college classes: A range of options for faculty. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Wanca-Thibault, M., Shepard, M., Staley, C. (2002). Personal, Professional, and Political Effects of Teaching a First-Year Seminar: A Faculty Census. The Journal of the First-Year Experience, v14, n1, pp. 23-40.

Compiled by S. VandePanne
February, 2005