ADVANCE Library Update

New Books at ADVANCE

ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development has a library of books on faculty development, diversity, teaching, and more – all available for you to borrow from our office at 490 Renaissance Park!


Trans* in College: Transgender Students’ Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion by Z Nicolazzo

“This book is addressed as much to trans* students themselves – offering them a frame to understand the genders that mark them as different and to address the feelings brought on by the weight of that difference – as it is to faculty, student affairs professionals, and college administrators, opening up the implications for the classroom and the wider campus.”


Adjunct Faculty Voices: Cultivating Professional Development and Community at the Front Lines of Higher Education Edited by Roy Fuller, Marie Kendall Brown, and Kimberly Smith

“As the debate regarding the increasing use of adjunct faculty in higher education continues to swirl, the voices of adjunct faculty themselves are rarely heard.  Adjunct Faculty Voices gives voice to this growing population.  This book shares the experiences and clear benefits adjuncts gain from having access to professional development opportunities.  The editors of this volume argue that continuing to underserve the professional development needs of the largest segment of the higher education workforce will have detrimental consequences for institutions that are facing increasing scrutiny in regard to student academic success.”

Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities: A Guide for Faculty and Staff Working with Students with Autism, AD/HD, Language Processing Disorders, Anxiety, and Mental Illness by Christy Oslund

“With increasing numbers of students with invisible disabilities attending college and university, faculty and staff find themselves faced with new challenges.  This practical handbook gives an overview of the invisible disabilities they may encounter, dispelling common myths and offering practical advice to support the needs of these students.”

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

“Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence.  These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue.  In this in-depth examination, DiAngelo explores how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education Edited by Heather J. Shotton, Shelly C. Lowe, and Stephanie J. Waterman

“While the success of higher education and student affairs practice is predicated on understanding the students we serve, the reality is that, where the Native American population is concerned, this knowledge is generally lacking.  This lack may be attributed to this population’s invisibility within the academy – it is often excluded from institutional data and reporting, and frequently noted as not statistically significant – and its relegation to what is referred to as the “American Indian research asterisk.”  The purpose of this book is to move beyond the asterisk in an effort to better understand Native students, challenge the status quo, and provide an informed base for leaders in student and academic affairs, and administrators concerned with the success of students on their campuses.”

Faculty Development: A Resource Collection for Academic Leaders by Magna Publications

“From the interview process through post-tenure support, this collection will help you make faculty development a core value at your institution, resulting in increased faculty career satisfaction and positive effects on learning outcomes.”


Landmark Essays on Rhetorics of Difference Edited by Damián Baca, Ellen Cushman*, and Jonathan Osborne**

“Landmark Essays on Rhetorics of Difference challenges the Eurocentric perspective from which the field of rhetoric is traditionally viewed.  Taking a step beyond the creation of alternative rhetorics that maintain the centrality of the European and Greco-Roman tradition, this volume argues on behalf of pluriversal rhetorics that coexist as equally important on their own terms.  A timely addition to the respected Landmark Essays series, it will be invaluable to students of history of rhetoric, literacy, composition, and writing studies.”

*Ellen Cushman is Dean’s Professor of Civic Sustainability and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, diversity and Inclusion in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern

**Jonathan Osborne is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Northeastern

Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement: Exploring Intersections, Frameworks, and Models of Practice Edited by Becca Berkey*, Cara Meixner, Patrick M. Green, and Emily A. Eddins

“The role of educational developer in the realm of service-learning and community engagement (S-LCE) is multidimensional. Given the potentially transformational nature–for both faculty and students–of the experiences and courses in whose design they may be directly or indirectly involved, as well as their responsibility to the communities served by these initiatives, they have to be particularly attentive to issues of identity, values, and roles. As both practitioners and facilitators, they are often positioned as third-space professionals.  This edited volume provides educational developers and community engagement professionals an analysis of approaches to faculty development around service-learning and community engagement.”

*Becca Berkey is the director of service-learning for the Center of Community Service at Northeastern