This page contains our growing list of references to books, journal articles, and other publications and websites we deem useful and relevant to improving teaching effectiveness. Publications and websites we list here are the ones we use as source material for determining problems, isolating focus areas, suggesting solutions, and measuring the effectiveness of these solutions.

This list will continue to grow and expand as QTII does. We welcome your suggestions for additions to this list.


Bloom, Benjamin S., Ed., 1956. Taxonomy of Educational Objectives., Vol. I., The Cognitive Domain. New York: Longman.

NOTE: The above book is essential reading for all people who teach. If you can't get (or would rather not read) this short book, then do some research or take a QTII seminar on the basics of the Cognitive Taxonomy. You can't teach effectively if you can't talk about how people learn. This book is the foundation for all discussions of learning.

Crosby, Philip B. (1979). Quality is Free: The Art of Making Quality Certain. New York: New American Library.

NOTE: This book is one of those that's fun to read while still teaching a necessary concept. Although the focus of this book is not the teaching world, many of the precepts apply.

Gardiner, Lion F., Redesigning Higher Education: Producing Dramatic Gains in Student Learning. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report Volume 23, No. 7.  Washington, D.C.: The George Washington University, Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

NOTE: The above book is a MUST-READ for anyone concerned about the current state of quality in higher education. Gardiner has put his finger on four of the most critical needs in higher education today, and his findings are solidly grounded in research.

McKeachie, Wilbert J., McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin. 

NOTE: This book is another MUST-READ for teachers at any level. McKeachie has refined this book through eleven editions, and includes several chapters by noted education authorities. Very readable and very helpful.


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Tootle, A. Eugene 1986. Analysis of the Relationship Between Cognitive Style (Field Dependence-Independence) And Levels Of Learning. Auburn University, AL, Doctoral Dissertation Archives.



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