Book cover for What Teaching Looks Like. Includes photos of teachers and learners working together.

What Teaching Looks Like

Postsecondary Education through Photographs

Cassandra Volpe Horii and Martin Springborg

What Teaching Looks Like delves into post-secondary education—the challenges faced by students, faculty, staff, and administrators alike from all variety of institution types and across campus sectors—in a way that has not been done before. By weaving together a unique collection of documentary photographs of modern teaching and learning at US colleges and universities with research-based discussion of the state of engaged learning, the book teaches readers to think through and with photographs in new ways, offering insights and perspectives with the potential to change teaching, administrative, and support practices for the better. The project not only reflects the state of how US institutions educate the next generation of thinkers and innovators, it informs what we could aspire to do as educators and reveals experiences and perspectives of today’s students in ways that are only accessible through photographs.

The ultimate intent of this book is to make both faculty and administrative work visible, both to audiences internal to our colleges and universities as well as to external stakeholders and decision makers of today and tomorrow, and in doing so, understand and value this work more effectively. It is vital for those whose work is concentrated within one area to see, understand, and empathize with their colleagues from other campus sectors. It also remains necessary for those outside of post-secondary education to visualize and understand the work that faculty, administrators, and students are engaged in day-to-day. Some decision makers continue to hold on to antiquated images and stereotypes of those who work in the education system. The images and discussion in the book challenge these outdated stereotypes.

Forthcoming Spring 2022


Writing Beyond the University book cover

Writing Beyond the University

Preparing Lifelong Learners for Lifewide Writing

Edited by Julia Bleakney, Jessie L. Moore, and Paula Rosinski

Lifelong Learning and Writing: Preparing Students for Writing Beyond the University extends the burgeoning scholarly conversation regarding the role of writing in lifelong and lifewide learning. The collection introduces higher education faculty, staff, and administrators to research on how all members of a campus community can prepare learners to be effective writers beyond the university, in personal, professional, and civic contexts.

The collection also discusses how to teach writing and teach with writing across the academic disciplines and in a variety of co-curricular spaces, such as student life, student employment, and career services, and in internship, co-ops, and work-integrated learning opportunities.

Chapters include the perspectives of faculty/staff, learners, and alumni from a variety of international contexts, and chapter authors in our collection study and report on:

  • innovative ways to teach writing and to teach content with writing to prepare learners to be lifelong and lifewide writers;
  • co-curricular experiences like internships, co-ops, and work-integrated learning that offer scaffolded practice with “real-world” writing; and
  • student life and on-campus employment experiences that deepen students’ practice with writing for varied audiences and purposes.