BELLEVUE, Wash. – This summer, Dr. Kurt Kirstein, the Dean of City University of Seattle’s school of management, together with Judy Hinrichs, the dean of the Albright School of Education and Dr. Steven Olswang, Provost of the University, published the book titled, Authentic Instruction and Online Delivery: Proven Practices in Higher Education. The book was written from the perspective of instructors at a private, not-for-profit university in Washington state that has locations in eleven countries on four continents, that specializes in personalized, relevant and practitioner oriented programs.
The book is filled with a collection of best practices of nearly 30 CityU faculty members and focuses on how to effectively teach today’s busy adult student population. It includes best practices for faculty wanting to teach abroad, in the classroom and online.
The book is broken up into three parts. Part one introduces methods of authentic instruction, which mimics real world application. Part two explores online classroom instruction and offers some insight about how teachers can design curriculum around this medium and deliver content effectively. Part three addresses emerging themes in educational assessment and program revision. All three are tied together by the guiding principle: experience is the best teacher.
“The objective is for this book to be used as a tool for educators in and outside the United States” according to Dr. Steven Olswang, Provost at CityU and a co-editor of the book. “The book contains proven practices that will help faculty assist students achieve their learning objectives and be able to link their education to the relevancy of the subjects they study. The chapters contain great methodologies that are practical and useful, consistent with the educational approach and values fostered at CityU and that many students seek in their education.”