This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.

Developing Innovative Teaching Materials

Developing innovative teaching materials

We had no interest in tagging along behind someone else's traditional text. We sought to create a stand-alone product, with its own style and identity. … We finally realized that an innovative book, written to support the video segments and create user-friendliness for students and instructors, did not compromise our vision. Once we made the decision to write a book with learning activities that supported and strengthened our video clips, we knew that it would be a very different project, like no other book available at the time.

Robert D. Marx (p. 385)

In particular, I believe that my enduring passion for the “skills” book stems from its innovative nature. Reflecting on how I have chosen to allocate my professional ...

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