"This book…inspires faculty members to undertake a new direction in college teaching." (Exchanges
"Overall, this is an exciting and important book. This is a five star book." (Teachers College Record, August 6, 2003)
"Fink's book is full of excellent suggestions." (Community College Week, September 1, 2003)
"When we think of college teaching, we usually think of what goes on in classrooms. Faculty members, administrators, and others who read Dee Fink's book, Creating Significant Learning Experiences,
will recognize that the effectiveness of what goes on in the classroom depends fundamentally on what goes on outside the classroom?thinking about learning objectives, designing a course, and developing learning strategies that will maximize achievement of the objectives by every student."
—Wilbert McKeachie, author, Teaching Tips
"In addition to introducing a new model for designing significant learning experiences, Fink also identifies specific types of support that faculty members will require from their own institutions and from national organizations—if they are to sustain the profound changes in teaching that must occur to produce societally and personally significant learning. If his recommendations and vision of what is possible today were widely adopted, they would result in a transformation of American higher education and thus of society."
—Lion F. Gardiner, author, Redesigning Higher Education
"Our faculty members have successfully increased student achievement, especially in challenging and rigorous courses, as a direct result of the ideas from Dee Fink's workshops, now collected in his book, Creating Significant Learning Experiences. Simply put, these ideas work!"
—Cynthia Desrochers, founding director, the Center for Effective Learning and Teaching, California State University at Northridge.
"With its clear, practical focus on promoting significant student learning through intentional course design, this book offers a 'significant learning experience' for faculty, faculty developers, and academic administrators alike."
—Thomas A. Angelo, coauthor, Classroom Assessment Techniques
"This book goes to a central challenge facing higher education: how to transform the classroom experience into a significant learning experience. It lays out a practical and tested framework for the redesign and renewal of teaching and learning. If you care about students, if you care about learning, you should read this book."
—John Tagg, author, A Learning-Paradigm College