22 October 2018 Blogs, Academic, Community College, Faculty

Faculty: Spice Up Your Syllabus This Fall

Is your syllabus getting stale? Shake up your class this fall with a variety of content from ProQuest.

Is your syllabus getting stale? Shake up your class this fall with a variety of content from ProQuest.

By Kelly Latham, Faculty Campaigns

Access to a mix of content types across disciplines help faculty and students explore subjects from multiple angles. Check out our latest editors’ picks for faculty. (Note: for some items, you may need to log into your ProQuest or library account or request a free trial.)

Documentary: “The Deportation of Innocence”
Source: Global Issues Library
Disciplines: Peace Studies, American History, Political Science

What happens to children when their parents are deported? This timely documentary from the new Global Issues Library collection tells the story of four children and their immigrant families as they struggle to come to terms with deportation and the long-lasting effects it has on their lives.
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Dissertation: “Adolescent Victims' Experiences with Cyberbullying: A Grounded Theory Study”

Source: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Disciplines: Health Sciences, Nursing, Counseling

Cyberbullying is a pervasive public health issue, affecting an estimated 10-30% of youth. Although closely related to traditional physical bullying, it has qualities that make it distinctive. Cyberbullying is relatively new in the literature and there are many elements that we do not yet understand.
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Ebook: “Value Proposition Design: How to Make Stuff People Want”

Source: Academic Complete
Discipline: Business

Help business students understand the patterns of great value propositions, get closer to customers, and avoid wasting time with ideas that won't work. With this popular John Wiley & Sons ebook, they’ll learn the simple process of designing and testing value propositions that perfectly match customers' needs and desires.
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Journal Article: “The Flipped Classroom: An Opportunity To Engage Millennial Students”
Source: ProQuest Central
Discipline: Education

"Flipping" the classroom employs easy-to-use, readily accessible technology to free class time from lecture. It allows for an expanded range of learning activities during class. Using class time for active learning provides opportunities for greater teacher-to-student mentoring, peer-to-peer collaboration and cross-disciplinary engagement.
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Blog Post: “What inspired Margaret Sanger to crusade for birth control?”
Source: ProQuest blog
Discipline: Women’s Studies/History

When the issue of birth control is examined from a historical perspective, the controversy around reproductive rights isn’t really a single debate at all – it involves a multitude of debates about social issues related to the position of women in society, health care, child care, immigration, poverty and labor. To unravel how these issues are woven together, it is essential to consider the legacy of Margaret Sanger, the mother of the early birth control movement and radical social reformer.
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Dissertation: “Development of an ultrabright laser and an application to multiphoton ionization”
Source: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Disciplines: Physics, Science

Congratulations to Dr. Donna Strickland on becoming the third woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in Physics. Read her dissertation from 1989 from the University of Rochester.
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Open Access Initiative: “The Open Music Library”
Source: Alexander Street
Discipline: Music

Discover the world’s largest free index of digital resources for the study of music. Curated by a community of music scholars, students, teachers and librarians, the Open Music Library (OML) brings together peer-reviewed journal articles, books and music scores from the world’s digital collections.
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Documentary: "Original Intent: The Battle for America”
Source: Academic Video Online
Disciplines: American Studies/History, Political Science, Law

How do judges interpret the U.S. Constitution? ‘Originalists’ believe it should be interpreted in the way the Founding Fathers understood it in 1789. Others believe the Constitution was crafted in broad, open-ended language and that its meaning evolves over time. This award-winning SCOTUS documentary is sure to spark classroom discussion.
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