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Some Tips for Starting the New Semester...

Want some new ideas for starting your new semester off with excitement? How about some Tips  on new trends?

Visit our 147 Practical Tips page for Start-of-the-Semester special offer on selected Tips titles.

Each $10 + s/h thru September 30, 2015

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Announcing Open Access

We are pleased to announce our first Open Access text. We are starting with our classic, Distance Learners in Higher Education, edited by Chère Campbell Gibson.

With its emphasis on placing the focus on the learner and not merely the technology, this book hit a cord with many learner-focused educators.

Browse through the book to see what impact it has had on online learning. And, if you find that you would like your own hard-copy, we have a special price for you.

Professional Development Package


  • 147 Practical Tips for Emerging Scholars
  • Attaining an Academic Appointment

Get both titles for $35.00. Click here to view the Professional Package. Your career will be glad  you did!

147 Practical Tips for Emerging Scholars

Now Available
Just in time for planning for the new academic year. This volume offers advice and support to academic writers and new faculty. Find the help here to become the scholar you want to be.

Attaining an Academic Appointment

Another volume to support new and early stage academics as you plan and prepare for your future. This volume takes you through the passages of job hunting on to organizing the expectations and responsibilities.


Now Available!

147 Practical Tips for Using Experiential Learning


Now Available!

Learning Style Perspectives:
Impact in the Classroom

3rd edition


Postcards from South Korea

Author, Bill Timpson, is again traveling and teaching as part of his Fulbright. He has been sending us more Postcards from The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies (GIP) at Kyung Hee University in Namyangju City, South Korea.

The Last Book Shop

We ran across this wonderful short film -- perfect for all of the book lovers out there. We hope you enjoy it.

The Last Book Shop

• New Ebooks

Premiered at the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, August 7-9. Beginning with several Distance Learning titles, we've launched our Ebooks.

• Recent Release

We have another exciting recent release. Check it out below.

Collapsing Educational Boundaries from
Preschool to PhD: Building Bridges
across the Educational Spectrum

by Nicholas D. Young and Lynne M. Celli



Check Out Our Diversity Titles

Browse our listing of books about diversity issues and teaching. See our diversity titles.

Other News from Angela

Recently, one of our favorite authors, Angela Provitera McGlynn, visited Sao Paulo, Brazil, for a three-day speaking tour.

Based on the strength of her three books (Successful Beginnings for College Teaching, Teaching Today's College Students, and Envisioning Equity), Angela was asked to give a two-day symposium and a keynote address at Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing ("School of Higher Education in Advertising and Marketing"). She generously shared some highlights and reflections with us.

As the New Year Approaches...

Searching for a new text or professional development materials? Are you trying to finish the semester with some new materials for your faculty? Or, are you planning ahead for faculty programs for the coming semester?

Good news! The Dynamic Classroom was just reviewed by the Teaching Theology and Religion journal. View the review online from the January 2013 issue.

AUTHOR NEWS: Angela Provitera McGlynn just returned from presenting at the the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) conference. This year's theme was "Exploring Spaces for Learning." Her presentation, Engaging and Motivating Today's College Students to Promote Academic Achievement and Degree Completion, was on January 14. Angela reports that there was a great deal of interest in expanding diversity initiatives and in honing the skills to make that a reality.

At Mid-Semester...

We have a new Postcard from Bill Timpson as he continues his travels. This time he sends us photos and an essay as he ponders peace, education, and the Sandy Hook shootings, while hiking in the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.

Did You Miss our Highlight from November?

Interview with Dr Fred Saba
of Distance-Educator.com

Fred Saba, well-known scholar and practitioner of distance and online learning, monitors the most current trends through his online newsletter and website, Distance-Educator.com. He teaches online learning and has been a witness to the critical changes that have occurred in the field.

We had the opportunity to ask Fred about trends and the evolution of the field. Find out more.

Strategies for Academic Leaders

Academic Leaders are often thrust into their positions with little or no formal preparation. What is the new leader to do? Check our Administrative titles or those selected below.

Leading a Small College or University Chairing an Academic Department Department Chair Leadership Skills
Leading a Small College or University Chairing an Academic Department Department Chair Leadership Skills

View excerpts of these titles in our Occasional Essays.

It's Time ..to find Professional Development and Course Adoption materials for the Spring Semester. Explore options specifically for classroom and online learning. Check with us for ideas and quantity discounts. (Contact information.)

Just in...Angela Provitera McGlynn is featured and interviewed on the new website, Diversity Benefits Everyone. Read and share the interview. And, check out Angela's books.

And more...Author, Jon Aleckson (MindMeld), was interviewed by Fred Saba for the online newsletter, Distance-Educator.com.

And still more...a new review of 147 Practical Tips for Teaching Sustainability in the Educational Developers Caucus online publication.

Continuing our new
Postcards from Burundi feature!

Atwood author and Fulbright Scholar, Bill Timpson, is bringing his expertise to a peace and reconciliation project in Burundi. He recently returned from Burundi and we are pleased to provide periodic updates on his work there, or Postcards.

New Book:
Attaining an Academic Appointment

We are pleased to announce that Attaining an Academic Appointment by Bill McHenry, S. Kent Butler, and Jim McHenry is now available to our readers. The book is perfect for the new graduate or the academic searching for a new position, particularly as the end of the semester is here.

Congratulations to Charles Taylor

We wanted to congratulate Diversity Benefits Everyone
colleague and long-time friend of Atwood Publishing, Charles Taylor, on the launch of his new website, Diversity Benefits Everyone. Dr. Taylor has spent his career and lifetime advocating for and working towards educational access and equity and his new site advances those efforts. We are pleased and excited to watch this unfold and encourage everyone to
visit his site.

Searching for a New Textbook?

We offer a selection of texts for your new semester. Look them over to find a new textbook to enrich and enliven your education courses. Click here to see a list or browse any of our teaching titles.


Angela Provitera McGlynn has a wonderful essay featured in Community College Week's POV section. It focuses on the issues in her latest book, Envisioning Equity. We encourage you to visit their site and join the discussion. And view information about the book.

New Case Studies Now Available

We are launching a new project now: Our individual case studies for focusing on classroom communication with an emphasis on diversity and sustainability. Visit their page to learn more.

New Titles:

We have some really special new titles. Check them out by following the links.

For those interested in distance or online education, see MindMeld: Micro-Collaboration between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts by Jon D. Aleckson and Penny Ralston-Berg.

For those interested in the inclusive classroom and how educators and administrators can work towards it, see Envisioning Equity: Educating and Graduating Low-income, First-generation, and Minority College Students by Angela Provitera McGlynn.

And for teachers and administrators interested in a direct, succinct volume for new educators, see Elements of College Teaching David K. Irving.

Each of these new titles is being offered at a special pre-publication rate. See the individual titles for details.

Something New for Academic Leaders

We have started an exciting new feature that we call Occasional Essays for those in leadership positions. We envision new essays at least 4 times a year. Because we do not wish to send you information that you may not want, we ask that you sign up to receive the Essays or notification that they have been posted.

Click on the icon to subscribe or to view our third Essay, entitled "Department Chair Call for Leadership -- Part 2" which is an excerpt from our new Department Chair Leadership Skills.

Our premier essay was "Hard Times, Tough Decisions," by Harry Peterson, author of Leading a Small College or University and may be viewed as well.

Doing More with Less...

We know that many institutions are struggling to do just that  do more with less resources. We want to help in the ways we can. From time to time, we will announce special offers, so check back frequently.

We would like to highlight two special offers: The New Instructor Package and Veteran Instructor Package. Both packages offer several books for $50.00  about a 33% savings.

Or, browse our site for other exciting ideas.

CONGRATULATIONS!Harnessing Innovative Technology in Higher Education

2009 AERA Outstanding Research Publication Award

Congratulations to Kathleen King and Joan Griggs, editors of the collected volume, Harnessing Innovative Technology in Higher Education.

The award was presented at the American Education Research Association Division I meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 in San Diego. Kathleen King was there to accept the award.

The book is a collection of analyses of a number of the FIPSE projects, each of which was designed to create and implement creative new programs to further the possibilities of technology in higher education.

Click here to learn more about the book.

CONGRATULATIONS!Approaches to Communication

Susan Petrilli, author of Approaches to Communication, has been named the 2008 recipient of the Sebeok Fellow Award presented by the Semiotics Society of America. The award is given in honor of Thomas A. Sebeok.

Long Shadows: Veterans' Paths to PeaceLong Shadows: Veterans' Paths to Peace won the Montaigne Medal award. Congratulations to the authors and contributors! For more information, click here.



Chronicle of Higher Education Excerpt

from Leading a Small College or University
June 2008

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