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The IDEA Paper series, begun in 1979, cover the general areas of teaching and learning, faculty evaluation, curriculum design, and assessment. Scholars and practitioner in higher education advance teaching excellence in their writing on many teaching and learning topics, such as promoting deep learning, getting students to read, motivating students, teaching adult students and more. The articles are concise, not laden with jargon or technical terms, and usually, offer practical takeaways. Many of the following papers can be viewed by simply clicking on the title.

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Below is a short list of resources on incivility in the classroom.

Amada, Gerald. (1999). Coping with Misconduct in the College Classroom: A Practical Model. Asheville, NC: College Administration Publications.

Boice, R. (1996). "Classroom incivilities." Research in Higher Education, 37(4). Reprinted in K.A. Feldman & M.B. Paulson (Eds.). (1998) Teaching and Learning in the College Classroom (2nd ed.). pp 347-369. Needham Heights, MA: Simon & Schuster.

Boice, R. (1996). First-Order Principles for College Teachers. Anker Publishing.

Carbone, E. (1999). "Students behaving badly in large classes." In S.M. Richardson (Ed.). Promoting Civility: A Teaching Challenge. New Directions for Teaching and Learning. Vol. 77. pp. 35-43. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Eble, K.E. (1988). "Cheating, confrontations, and other situations." In K.E. Eble, The Craft of Teaching. (Second ed.), pp. 164-180. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

McKeachie, W.J. (1994). "Problem situations and problem students." In W.J. McKeachie, Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research and Theory for College and University Teachers (Ninth ed.) pp 251-261. Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath.

Richardson, Steven M. (Ed.) (1999). Promoting Civility: A Teaching Challenge. New Directions for Teaching and Learning. Vol. 77. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Sorcinelli, M.D. (1994). "Dealing with troublesome behaviors in the classroom." In K.W. Prichard & R.M. Sawyer (Eds.), Handbook of College Teaching: Theory and Applications, 365-373. Westport, CT: Greenwood