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The Best Practices in University Teaching

Best Practices in University Teaching
Essays by Award-Winning Faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington
Edited by Carolina Clements, Ph.D.

The Publishing Laboratory of UNC-Wilmington
$14.95 paperback
6 x 9          
167 pages
Published in 2006

Best Practices in University Teaching compiles pedagogical essays by esteemed UNC Wilmington professors from a broad range of academic disciplines: English, creative writing, psychology, religion, art, communication, sociology, marketing, and political science. Exceptional educators in every sense of the term, the contributors candidly recount what worked (and what didn't) in their respective classrooms. Among the subjects addressed are the writers' workshop, the value and relevance of the liberal arts, and diversity in teaching.

Some contributors of Best Practices in University Teaching include:

William Bolduc
Deborah Brunson
Carolina Clements
Don Furst
Philip Gerard
Don Habibi
Stephen Harper
James Hunt
Paula Kamenish

Len Lecci
Stephen Meinhold
Carol Pilgrim
John Rice
Carole Tallant
Patricia Turrisi
Brad Walker
Barbara Waxman
Michael Wentworth


Best Practices makes available the experiences and reflections of a few of the University’s many outstanding teachers. Readers who have taught will possibly recognize themselves and their students in some, if not all, of the essays. Others will recognize the qualities which have made certain of their teachers more memorable than others.”
—UNC Wilmington Provost Paul Hosier

“Stimulating conversation about our profession is what Best Practices is all about. This collection encapsulates the rare passion UNCW commits to teaching and to student learning.”
—UNC Wilmington Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo