Announcements, Publications

Associate Professor & Alumna Co-Publish Book

British and Irish Studies Associate Professor, Aeron Haynie along with alumna and Director for the ┬áCenter for Digital Learning, Stephanie Spong co-authored a book titled, “Teaching Matters: A Guide for Graduate Students.” It is available through West Virginia University Press, who provides a summary of the book:

In a book written directly for graduate students that includes graduate student voices and experiences, Aeron Haynie and Stephanie Spong establish why good teaching matters and offer a guide to helping instructors-in-training create inclusive and welcoming classrooms.

Teaching Matters is informed by recent research while being grounded in the personal perspectives of current and past graduate students in many disciplines. Graduate students can use this book independently to prepare to teach their courses, or it can be used as a guide for a teaching practicum. With a just-in-time checklist for graduate students who are assigned to teach courses right before the semester starts, step-by-step directions for writing a compelling teaching philosophy, and an emphasis on teaching well regardless of modality, Teaching Matters will remain relevant for graduate students throughout their careers.

Haynie and Spong also published an article with Inside Higher Ed titled, “Teaching Advice for Grad Students,” which can be read here.