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Teaching & Learning in Higher Education: Resources for Faculty



This research guide features resources selected by the TLC coordinator, Angela Rasmussen, and SCC faculty librarians.

The list of suggested items is not exhaustive, so consult with Angela or ask a librarian for help if you don't find the information you need.

New and featured books, ebooks, & e-audiobooks - SPRING 2023

Poverty, by America

Join the TLC's Community Read! Winter 2024

What roles do structural inequality and personal responsibility have in creating and sustaining poverty?

How do the stereotypes of low-income people impact efforts to address poverty?

How do individuals, communities, and governments work together to make a difference?

Join the Teaching and Learning Center’s winter community read (aka book discussion group) to talk about these and other questions as we read Matthew Desmond’s Poverty, by America. To learn more about the book and the author, here are some resources:

  • the author’s website, including a short video about the author’s intentions for writing the book
  • a 2023 NY Times review
  • a 2023 (17 min) PBS interview with the author


Mind over Monsters: Supporting Youth Mental Health with Compassionate Challenge

eBook; one simultaneous user
(Print book for TLC location is on order)

Highly recommended by Angela Rasmussen (Dec.2023):

"I think the big picture is "compassion challenge" - a way to hold students to a high standard while still providing encouragement and support. Here's my favorite quote (which is actually a quote from another author in the book): “Resilience is a natural outgrowth of support. We don’t build resilience. We get correct care and support, and resilience blooms all on its own.” Karen Costa cited in Sarah Rose Cavanaugh’s Mind Over Monsters, p. 115. 

Watch: Sarah Rose Cavanagh presentation at CCS eLerning Academy, Sept. 2023 

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

(Print, eBook, & eAudiobook available)

TLC's Community Read! Fall 2023

"As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on "a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise."

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

  • Audiobook

The library has a license for 1 user at a time to borrow this audiobook. 

When you borrow it, you can specify a customized check-out period from 1 to 30 days.

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

  • Print book (currently housed in Newport Library)
  • eBook (1 borrower at a time*)  
  • eAudiobook (1 user at a time)

* The library has a license for 1 user at a time to borrow the audiobook. 

When you borrow it, you can specify a customized check-out period from 1 to 30 days.

The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcom X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

"In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates Black motherhood by telling the story of the three women who raised and shaped some of America's most pivotal heroes: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin. ..."  - The publisher

The Productive Online and Offline Professor: A Practical Guide

eBook available to an unlimited number of users through SCC/SFCC libraries.

Bonni Stachowiak is a keynote speaker during CCS's 2022 eLearning Academy,

[FInd Stachowiak's podcast and supplemental resources at About Teaching in Higher Ed]

Relationship-Rich Education

(Both ebook & print available)

This guide was created by SCC librarian faculty in collaboration with the coordinator of the SCC Teaching & Learning Center. 

We welcome your feedback, questions, and resource suggestions. Contact an SCC Librarian at any time.