Institutional Closing

alert icon BCTC campuses and offices will be closed starting on December 16, 2017. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 with normal operating hours. Have a wonderful holiday and a great new year!

Print and Media Resources

The Professional Development Resources found below may be accessed in the Professional Development Office at the Newtown Campus, Classroom Building, Room 121B.

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Books

  • Beckman, B. (1996). How to Do More with Less: Community College Innovations to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Costs. The League for Innovation in the Community College.
  • Chawla, S. and Renesch, J. (1995). Learning Organizations: Developing Cultures for Tomorrow s Workplace. Portland, OR: Productivity Press.
  • Creative Thinking Rev-Ups. (2012). China: McDonald Publishing Co.
  • Cross, K. P. (2003). Techniques for Promoting Active Learning. The League for Innovation in the Community College.
  • Desjardins, C. (2001). The Leading Edge: Competencies for Community College Leadership in the New Millennium. National Institute for Leadership Development, League for Innovation in the Community College.
  • Faculty Development in Higher Education: Enhancing a National Resource. (1991). National Education Association of the United States.
  • Florida, R. (2007). The Flight of the Creative Class: The New Global Competition for Talent. WGBH Educational Foundation.
    Florida, R. (2002). The Rise of the Creative Class and how it s transforming work, leisure, community, & everyday life. New York, NY: Basic Books.
  • Florida, R. (2008). Who s Your City? How the Creative Economy is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life. New York, NY: Basic Books.
  • Hanks, R. D. (2008). Delivering and Measuring Customer Service: This Isn t Rocket Surgery! Salt Lake City, UT: Duff Road Endeavors, LLC.
  • Huba, M. E. and Freed, J. E. (2000). Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses: Shifting the Focus from Teaching to Learning. MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Johnson, L. (1996). Common Ground: Exemplary Community College and Corporate Partnerships. The League for Innovation in the Community College.
  • Kezar, Adrianna J. (2013). How Colleges Change: Understanding, Leading, and Enacting Change. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Kline, P. and Saunders, B. (1998). Ten Steps to a Learning Organization. NC: Great Ocean Publishers.
  • Krakauer, R. (2000). Criteria for a Learning College. Toronto, Ontario: The Michener Institute.
  • Lyons, R. E. (2004). Success Strategies for Adjunct Faculty. Boston, MA: Pearson.
  • McPhail, C. J. (2005). Establishing & Sustaining Learning-Centered Community Colleges. Washington, DC: Community College Press.
    Morrison, G., et al. (2007). Designing Effective Instruction. NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • O Banion, T. (1999). Launching a Learning-Centered College. The League for Innovation in the Community College.
  • O Banion, T. ( 1997). A Learning College for the 21st Century. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press.
  • Quality Improvement Pocket Guide. (1993). Wilton, CT: Juran Institute, Inc.
  • Roueche, J., et al. (2001). In Pursuit of Excellence: The Community College of Denver. Washington DC: The Community College Press.
  • Schwarz, R., et al. (2005). The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook: Tips, Tools, and Tested Methods for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches. CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Seidman, D. (2011). How: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything. NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Senge, P. M. (1990). The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization. New York, NY: DoubleDay.
  • Senge, P. M. (1994). The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization. New York, NY: DoubleDay.
  • Senge, P. M. (2000). Schools that Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares About Education. New York, NY: DoubleDay.
  • Stetson, N. E. (2008). Stories of Positive Change in the Community College: Appreciative Inquiry in Action. Palm Springs, CA: Company of Experts, Inc.
  • Van Daele, C. A. (1995). 50 One-Minute Tips for Trainers: A Quick and Easy Guide. Boston, MA: NETg.
  • Watkins, J. M. and Mohr, B. J. ( 2001). Appreciative Inquiry: Change at the Speed of Imagination. CA: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Wheatley, M. J. (2006). Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World. CA: Berret-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Weimer, M. (2010). Inspired College Teaching: A Career-Long Resource for Professional Growth. CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Williams, L. (2000). It s the Little Things: Everyday Interactions that Anger, Annoy, and Divide the Races. Orlando, FL: Harcourt Books.
  • Witkin, B. R. and Altschuld, J. W. (1995). Planning and conducting Needs Assessments: A Practical Guide. CA: Sage Publications.

Webinar Recordings

  • Building Better Team Communication - Webinar CDROM Recording

    Learn the secrets behind clear communication: your key for less stress and better results! When you (and your team) understand the ins and outs of solid communication, you ll notice an immediate impact on your results. You ll see a boost in productivity ... less conflict ... higher morale ... and a true feeling that you and your team can accomplish anything. With this training, you ll learn where communication usually breaks down between people. You ll find out the keys behind giving clear directions. You ll learn how to turn simple strategies like listening and body language into your communication advantage.
  • How to Identify and Eliminate Unconscious Bias and Discrimination in the Workplace - Webinar CDROM Recording

    When people think of discrimination, they usually think about conscious choices. That someone has underlying negative feelings toward one group of people or feelings of superiority about another, and that those individuals deliberately make decisions based on those preferences. But the truth is, bias is far more complex: people often make unconscious decisions that discriminate without even realizing that s what they re doing! But how do you push back against unconscious bias thoughts, feelings, or beliefs individuals may not even realize they have? Use this training to set up systems and techniques to ensure that everyone is being treated fairly and equally the way you know they deserve. Understand how to recognize patterns of unconscious behavior, how to combat hidden bias, and how to create a truly successful diversity program one that s fair to everyone in your organization.

Other Print Resources

The Professional Development Resources found below are available elsewhere and may also be helpful.

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  • Behling, L. (2014). The Resource Handbook for Academic Deans. Jossey-Bass.
  • Bolman, L. G. & Gallos, J. V. (2011). Reframing Academic Leadership. Jossey-Bass.
  • Davis, J. (2010). The first-generation student experience: Implications for campus practice, and strategies for improving persistence and success. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Dews, C. L. (1995). This Fine Place, So Far From Home. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
  • Dorland, D. & Mosto, P. (2014). A Toolkit for Deans. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Erickson, B., & Peters, C. (2006). Teaching first-year college students (Rev. and expanded ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Lencioni, P. (2006). Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers that turn Colleagues into Competitors. Jossey-Bass.
  • Lubrano, A. (2004). Limbo: Blue-collar roots, white-collar dreams. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Maxwell, J. C. (2005). Developing the Leaders around You. Thomas Nelson.
  • Maxwell, J. C. (2005). Developing the Leader within You. Thomas Nelson.
  • Maxwell, J. C. (2014). Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership. NY: Center Street. [HD57.7 .M394256 2014, Newtown Learning Commons Stacks]
  • O Banion, T. (2013). Academic Advising: The Key to Student Success. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Offerings by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the Univesity of South Carolina: http://www.nrcpubs.com/
  • Pierce, S. & Trachtenberg, S. (2014). Governance Reconsidered: How Boards, Presidents, Administrators and Faculty Can Help Their Colleges Thrive. Jossey-Bass.
  • Rath, T. (2007). Strengths Finder 2.0. Gallup Press.
  • Upcraft, M. & Gardener, J. (2005). Challenging and supporting the first-year student: A handbook for improving the first year of college. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.