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Created at your request, Course Guides are customized online research guides that provide relevant library resources for your courses. To access Course Guides, click on the Course Guides tab on the Library homepage. For examples, see:
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Library Resources & Blackboard
Today, it seems, that most all classes have a Blackboard component, traditional and distance learning alike. In an effort to meet our students and faculty where they are, CCAC library has worked with the Distance Learning staff to get subject specific resource guides into your Blackboard courses.
Each Library Subject Guide will give your students access to the most relevant library databases, topical websites that provide quality information, citation guides, easy access to the library books and ebooks.
When copying materials to put on Reserves or to distribute to students, electronically or in class, copyright laws must be followed. While Library staff cannot interpret copyright law, we can direct you to some helpful sources.
Copyright & Fair Use
The purpose of this comprehensive guide is to provide faculty, staff, and students at CCAC with an understanding of copyright law and fair use.
Copyright Clearance Center
CCC is a fee-based service that will assist you online gaining copyright clearance. They offer a tutorial on how to use their service. Using their Academic Permission Service, permission is granted automatically on hundreds of thousands of publications in their database.
First Time in the College Classroom by
Publication Date: 2010-07-16
This book presents the knowledge base of college teaching in a user-friendly, easy-to-read, yet well-researched format. From sample syllabi to the creation of an effective grading scale, this book covers critically important aspects of organizing and teaching your curriculum.
Student Engagement Techniques by
Publication Date: 2009-11-02
Student Engagement Techniques is a comprehensive resource that offers college teachers a dynamic model for engaging students and includes over one hundred tips, strategies, and techniques that have been proven to help teachers from a wide variety of disciplines and institutions motivate and connect with their students.
The College Fear Factor by
Publication Date: 2009-10-30
Eye-opening even for experienced faculty and administrators, this book reveals how the traditional college culture can actually pose obstacles to students' success, and suggests strategies for effectively explaining academic expectations.
Community College Student Success by
Publication Date: 2012-12-19
Student Success: From Board Rooms to Classrooms analyzes the emerging body of scholarly research on student success in an accessible and readable way that community college leaders will find both interesting and relevant.
Minding the Dream by
Publication Date: 2008-01-28
The authors, who are both committed practitioners, extol the dream of community colleges and expose those parts that are yet unfulfilled. They tell the real story of community colleges using the research of their colleagues in the field to provide the most comprehensive and accurate picture of the contemporary state of community colleges.
Marginalized Students by
Publication Date: 2011-10-18
Gone are the days when the term "diversity" may have been used to solely signify the color of one's skin or gender. This volume examines how "diverse" and "marginalized" populations are situated within American community colleges and pushes the boundaries of our understanding of these terms.
Student Athletes and Athletics by
Publication Date: 2009-10-19
This volume is but a step in correcting the dearth of literature specific to community college athletics. Within this volume, we bring together scholars and practitioners from various academic disciplines and geographic locations to present information, discussion, and research on issues related to athletics at the community college.
Are Community Colleges Underprepared for Underprepared Students by
Publication Date: 2009-01-20
This volume steps outside entrenched habits of viewing the underprepared student as the central problem in improving student outcomes and highlights new questions and approaches that focus on addressing the reality of student needs.
Adjunct Faculty Handbook by
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Praise for the "First Edition "" The book is very comprehensive. It gives plenty of practical examples and also refers to teaching and learning theory.
What the Best College Teachers Do by
Publication Date: 2004-04-30
What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators.
Quick Hits for New Faculty by
Publication Date: 2004-09-15
This is the third and latest book in the "Quick Hits" tradition of providing sound advice from award-winning college faculty. This volume is designed to help new faculty negotiate the challenges of college teaching.
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