Engaged Teaching

A Handbook for College Faculty

Effective teaching begins with engaged teaching. Engaged Teaching: A Handbook for College Faculty provides college faculty with a dynamic model of what it means to be an engaged teacher and offers practical strategies and techniques for putting the model into practice.


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This is the book you've been searching for. It's a book I've been searching for for years.

—Robert Gray
Associate Professor of University Pedagogy, University of Bergen, Norway

A practical guide to the art and science of teaching well in higher education today.

—Mary Taylor Huber
Contributing Editor,
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning

Those who dream of becoming great teachers need wait no longer; the answer is here.

—Terry O'Banion
Senior Professor of Practice,
Kansas State University


Clear Strategies for

Complex Classrooms

Teaching today can be tough, but when done effectively, it can also be a deeply rewarding profession.

Engaged Teaching: A Handbook for College Faculty simultaneously offers a comprehensive but concise survey of theory, research, and practical strategies necessary for improving teaching and learning in higher education. In particular, this text provides instructors with a deeper understanding of the foundations of college teaching, course design, the classroom learning environment, instructional methods, and teaching improvement.




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Acclaim for Engaged Teaching

...Whether you are an educational developer looking for one book to share with your teaching staff, or a university teacher wanting to choose one book to help improve your teaching, this is the book you’ve been searching for. It’s a book I’ve been searching for for years.


Associate Professor of University Pedagogy, University of Bergen, Norway

In this fabulously comprehensive introduction to better teaching, Barkley and Major provide a clear framework and practical tools for improvement. They have somehow managed to survey everything from learning theories and assessment strategies to inclusion and visual design succinctly in this brief but substantial handbook. Here, the vast literature on teaching and learning is made engaging and manageable for all faculty.


Senior Fellow, American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Higher education is teeming with new ideas about effective teaching and learning. What’s sometimes missing, however, is a framework, an integrative vision, that pulls together the many promising insights and innovations from the last few decades. That is the gift that Barkley and Major give us in their latest volume. Designed to work in tandem with the K. Patricia Cross Academy, Engaged Teaching combines thoughtful summaries of relevant research along with descriptions of promising practices that educators can use right now—and build on. The volume concludes with a call for reflective practice and pedagogical inquiry in pursuit of ongoing improvement—for individual educators, the profession of teaching, and our students' learning.


Senior Scholar, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) / Senior Scholar, Bay View Alliance (BVA)

The two foremost scholars of college teaching, Barkley and Major, have produced a user-friendly treasure trove of research-based information on engaged teaching in higher education. Their volume equips college and university faculty members with the pedagogical knowledge to complement disciplinary knowledge and belongs on the desks of novice and experienced college teachers as a ready reference to guide teaching practice.


Professor Emeritus, Higher Education Leadership and Policy Program, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University

Inspired by K. Patricia Cross’s groundbreaking leadership in pedagogical innovation, Barkley and Major provide an invaluable resource for catalyzing the engaged teaching essential to preparing students for success in work, citizenship, and life in the 21st century.


President, American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

About the Authors

Elizabeth F. Barkley

An innovative educator who has dedicated over four decades to serving students and teachers, Dr. Elizabeth Barkley is a best-selling author whose books have been translated into multiple languages. Elizabeth has received numerous honors and awards, most recently the League for Innovation’s Terry O’Banion Lifetime Achievement Prize for Inspiring Significant Change to Teaching and Learning. She is the Executive Director of the K. Patricia Cross Academy, and also serves as an instructor.

Claire H. Major

Claire Major is a Professor of Higher Education at The University of Alabama, where she teaches courses on college teaching, learning online in higher education, and assessment in higher education and student affairs. Claire has authored and co-authored several books, publishes her work in leading education journals, and presents at both national and international conferences. She serves as the Executive Information Officer of the K. Patricia Cross Academy, and as an instructor.


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