Publications and Presentations

The Biggio Center team stays active and engaged in their fields, publishing and presenting about various teaching and learning topics. Below are recent publications and presentations from the team.


King, S.O. (in press). Use of data analytics for program impact evaluation and enhancement of faculty/staff development. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (4th ed.), IGI Global: Hershey, PA.


King, S.O. & Ismail, E.A. (in press). Is active learning valued by faculty at research universities? Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2016), University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada, June 27-30, 2016.


Marghitu, D., Gray, J. King, S.O., & Wyss, J.M. (in press). Robotics as an Entrée to K12 Computer Science for Under-Represented Students. American Society for Engineering Education – Southeastern Section (ASEE-SE) Annual Conference, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA, March 13-15, 2016.


King, S.O. (2015). Evidence-based course design for active learning: Evaluation of a blended learning approach to enabling faculty development. International Dialogues on Education: Past and Present, 2(3). Available online:


Groccia, J.E., & Cruz, L. (Eds.). (In press). To improve the academy: Resources for faculty, instructional, and organizational development, Vol. 32. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


Groccia, J.E., Alsudairi, M.A.T., & Buskist, W. (Eds.). (2012). The handbook of college and university teaching: A global perspective. Los Angeles: Sage Publishing.


Groccia, J. E. , Ismail, E. A., & Chaudhury, S .R. (under review). Collaborative learning. In B. Tobolowsky (Ed.) Paths to learning: Teaching for engagement in college.


Buskist, W., Ismail, E. A., & Groccia, J. E. (2014). A practical model for conducting helpful peer review of teaching. In J. Sachs & M. Parsell (Eds.), Peer review of learning and teaching in higher education: International perspectives. Springer, Vol. 9, pp. 33-52.


Groccia, J. E., & Ismail, E. A. (2013). Do we know what works in supporting educational change? A case study. In R. Macdonald, Supporting educational change. SEDA (Staff and Educational Development Association) Special 33, UK, p. 27-28.


Ismail, E.A. (Emad Mansour), Buskist, W., & Groccia, J.E. (2012). Peer Review of Teaching. In M.E. Kite (Ed.). Effective Evaluation of Teaching: A guide for faculty and administrators.


Buskist, W., & Groccia, J.E. (Eds.). (2011). Evidence-based teaching. New Directions in Teaching and Learning, Vol. 128. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


Al-Sudairi, M.A.; Al-Sheikh, A. A., Ismail, E.A. (Emad Mansour), Abou-Al-Hashim, A., Metwali, A.A. (2011). Training needs assessment of faculty members at King Saud University. Journal of Pedagogical Sciences and Islamic Studies, King Saud University, Vol. 26 No.2. In Arabic.

Groccia, J.E. Why faculty development, why now? In A. Saroyan, & M. Frenay, (Eds.). (2010). Building Teaching Capacities in Universities: From Faculty Development to Educational Development. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.



King, S.O., (2015, June). Educational development at the Biggio Center: Examples of evidence-based evaluation of impact. Poster presented at the International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) 2015 Continental Symposium on Evidence Based Educational Development, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Available online:

Ismail, E.A. (Emad Mansour), Active Learning Strategies. King Saud University-Auburn University Summer Teaching Institute (2012).

Groccia, J.E. Plenary Address: The ethics of teaching and the teaching of ethics. 200th Anniversary Conference of the Tartu Health Care College (2011).

Groccia, J.E. Plenary Address: Using technology to implement the seven principles of good teaching practice. Estonian Information Technology Association Annual Conference—Evolution of Learning from Ancient Times to the Digital Era (2011).

Groccia, J.E. The academic portfolio; Small group instructional diagnosis; Directing and starting teaching centers. International Institute for New Faculty Developers (2011).

Groccia, J.E. Keynote Address: A framework for understanding college and university teaching. Georgia Conference on College and University Teaching (2010).

Groccia, J.E. Closing Plenary—The 21st-Century academy and millennial learning: Implications for future practice. 28th International Lilly Conference on College Teaching (2008).

Ismail. (Emad Mansour), Using visual aid, active learning, lesson planning, internship and strategic planning. Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities, Agriculture Exports for Rural Income (multiple workshops 2006-2007).

Ismail, E.A(Emad Mansour), Modern Techniques in Teaching and Effective Presentation, Faculty Leadership Development Project (FLDP) (multiple workshops 2006-2007).