"I am preparing for a course this spring and am using Blueprint for Learning as a guide – this is absolutely wonderful! I appreciate the clarity and systematic manner in which the material is presentedl. It makes it very easy to use and to gain great benefit from. Thanks!"
"[This book] is an outstanding faculty development tool. It neither overcomplicates nor oversimplifies instructional design, and it provides numerous illustrations and references, making it a well-rounded tool. It would be best utilized as a study guide for faculty interested in engaging, learner-centered, accountable instruction.
...an excellent instrument in faculty development, but best used in a structured 'study group' with a seasoned facilitator working with new and interested faculty. Like any good textbook, it is a vehicle for discussion and exploration. Thus, it bests serves the members of such a study group who can flesh out the points made. The visual elements are generally excellent; they are clean and open up the text in interesting ways.
“Richlin’s text provides a concise survey of research and literature pertaining to instructional design, learning principles, assessment, and documentation of learning outcomes, making such a scope of knowledge manageable for the academic advisor. The author operationalizes research and literature and applies it to sample classroom settings, which can be translated (with minimal limitation) into the academic advising setting. The functionality of Richlin’s Blueprint for Learning makes it usable as just that – a detailed, yet user-friendly outline for maximizing learning not only within classroom settings, but into the advising conference and beyond, making it a ‘must have’ reference text."
"Models, matrices, and rubrics abound in this rich resource for course design and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Faculty will love it!"
"Richlin has done a very thorough synthesis of the primary work in the field...it will be of great value to me and our faculty."
"Great job of synthesizing and integrating so much content into a coherent, useful form."
“As always, I am intrigued and impressed by Richlin’s ability to summarize an expanse of ideas and experiences, create a compelling synthesis, and present this new understanding in readable and appealing form."
“It is the kind of book faculty will actually be able to understand and use because it is straightforward and connects theory, research, and practice in a seamless manner.”
“I’m just stunned at its wonderful value. I really like the specific examples and all of the concrete worksheets and tables. Just amazingly thorough and useful, and so conveniently brief. It’s truly a service for us all, faculty and faculty development pro’s alike!”
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Laurie Richlin is Director of Faculty Development, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, as well as Director of the regional Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching, Executive Editor of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, and President of the International Alliance of Teacher Scholars
Shirley Ronkowski is Director of the Teaching Assistant Development Program, University of California, Santa Barbara.