Page 1


My St Mentaudent Ha Subst l Health s a Now Wance Issuor

My t Are lts Wha ic Resu Rubr Me? lling

n eep a C Howomote D de I Pr ting Stu Las rning? Lea

Tackle your key faculty development challenges in just 20 minutes

Magna 20MinuteMentor

How S Pushy hould I H Paren andle ts

Magna 20 Minute Mentor programs are intensive—but brief— programs designed to help you tackle your everyday teaching challenges. Fast, focused and affordably priced, they're great resources to have on hand at the departmental or institutional level, as well.

Build your faculty development resource library with Magna’s 20 Minute Mentor programs. Each Magna 20 Minute Mentor cuts to the point, answering a critical question and offering strategies you can start using today.

Gain actionable insights and solutions delivered by some of the most respected experts in higher ed: • Maryellen Weimer • Debi Moon • Rob Jenkins • Brian Van Brunt • W. Scott Lewis • John Orlando • Ike Shibley • Linda Suskie • Therese Huston • Barbara Jacoby • Gary Pavela • Larry Ragan 2

Pricing information per program Number of programs ordered








Campus Access License (C.A.L)




See order form for details.

Magna Publications • 800-433-0499 Ext. 2 •

What S hould a Stud I Do W ent Ch hen a my Au llenges thority ?

With the 20 Minute Mentor programs you can:

• show one of these programs at the beginning of a department meeting • show the program over lunch and discuss the topic as a group • have individual faculty members view the program then meet as a group to discuss • have faculty show the program to students and discuss the topic with them—i.e. the program “How Do I Get More Students to Participate in Class?”

Magna 20 Minute Mentor programs are a convenient, cost-effective way for faculty to tap the expertise of instructors who’ve solved some of the most perplexing issues facing educators today


ASSESSMENT & LEARNING GOALS How Can I Promote Deep, Lasting Student Learning? Presented by: Linda Suskie Item#: PM10CA

According to research, there are a number of teaching strategies that have proven to be successful in facilitating deep, lasting student learning. Learn 17 proven principles for promoting deep, lasting learning with your students.

How Can I Clarify Fuzzy Learning Goals? Presented by: Linda Suskie Item#: PM09CA

To effectively teach and assess student performance, as well as to help students learn at optimal levels, it is important that these goals be as clear as possible. Uncover key ways to clarify fuzzy learning goals to improve your teaching.


What Are My Multiple Choice Test Results Telling Me? Presented by: Linda Suskie Item#: PM09SA

Multiple choice tests can be used to gain valuable feedback to improve the test, as well as the way the subject is taught. Find out how to interpret multiple choice test results with greater insight and skill.

What Are My Rubric Results Telling Me? Presented by: Linda Suskie Item#: PM09TA

Rubrics are most often used to assign grades. However, rubrics can also be used to improve tests as well as teaching methods. Discover the keys to properly analyzing and applying rubric results.

How Can I Promote Deep Learning through Critical Reflection? Presented by: Barbara Jacoby, Ph.D. Item#: PM10CA

The process of critical reflection is a reliable way to deepen the learning experience. Help students consider complex issues fully and engage them in developing their criticalthinking ability. Discover how to create a richer learning experience for students.

Magna Publications • 800-433-0499 Ext. 2 •


How Can I Transform My Tests into Learning Tools? Presented by: Debi Moon, J.D. and Rob Jenkins, M.A. Item#: PM11DA

Discover some simple changes that can help you better measure and encourage student progress, and more accurately assess your own teaching. Find out how to turn assessments from measurements of learning to measurements for learning.

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT What Should I Do When Students Say They Have a Disability? Presented by: W. Scott Lewis, J.D. Item#: PM09YA

The number of students with disabilities at our college campuses has grown to record numbers in recent years. Find out how to respond to students who tell you that they have a disability.

Cell Phones, Laptops, and Facebook®: What Can I Do About Them? Presented by: W. Scott Lewis, J.D. Item#: PM09AA

When it comes to effectively managing how these tools are used you need to be sufficiently informed on how to set clear expectations for students. Get expert advice and insights for properly managing cell phone, laptop and Facebook® use in your classroom.

My Student Has a Mental Health or Substance Issue. Now What? Presented by: W. Scott Lewis, J.D. Item#: PM09QA

A student who is struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues potentially poses a threat to himself or herself as well as to others. Learn key insights and approaches for responding to students with mental health or substance issues.

How Do I Discuss Academic Integrity During the First Class? Presented by: Gary Pavela, J.D. Item#: PM10EA

Find out how a developmental approach can ensure that all your students stay on the track to ethical academic success. Learn how to control cheating in your classroom.



How Do I Create a Climate for Learning in My Classroom? Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM11AA

We’ve all encountered “toxic” learning environments. Learn how to create a robust, positive learning environment, in which everyone understands and appreciates why they’re spending time together. Get an inspiring look at how you can improve the learning climate in your classroom.

What Are the Three Worst Mistakes to Make in the Classroom? Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM11CA

In order to succeed at teaching you need to look at the trio of potential pitfalls to avoid in the classroom … one involving how you teach, one what you teach, and one whom you teach. Learn what you can do to avoid some of the biggest, most common classroom blunders.


What Should I Do When a Student Challenges my Authority? Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D. Item#: PM11GA

When students challenge your authority, how you respond is important … not just for resolving the specific incident, but for setting the tone and tenor for the entire semester. Discover effective strategies for responding to challenging student behavior.

Want to make this program available for ongoing training? Purchase a Campus Access License to load the CD onto your institution’s internal web site for unlimited, convenient on-demand access to members of your whole campus community.

e e r h T e h t e r A What e k a M o t s e k Worst Mista lassroom? in the C Magna Publications • 800-433-0499 Ext. 2 •

e e ?

Get practical and affordable faculty development advice and insights. • CDs starting at just $99 each • Multiple CD discount • 20 Minute Mentor 4-packs available for only $299 • Campus access license available

Each 20 Minute Mentor Program CD Includes: • Core presentation. • 3 to 8 pages of supplemental materials. • A copy of the PowerPoint presentation. • Complete transcript.



Monday Morning Mentor Start every week with professional development programming… and save a bundle. The Monday Morning Mentor program delivers one of our most popular 20 Minute Mentor programs to your email inbox on Monday morning by 9:00 AM (CST) during the school year. Each program will be accessible for on-demand viewing for a full week so you can view at your convenience, incorporate it into meetings, and share campus-wide.

Our most popular 20 Minute Mentor programs delivered on Monday mornings 32 times per year

You’ll receive 32 weeks of Monday Morning Mentor programming in all – 16 sessions for Fall and Spring semesters alike. No matter when your subscription starts, you’ll receive a full calendar year of sessions. Plus a few extra benefits... What’s Included • 32 of our most popular 20 Minute Mentor programs delivered each Monday morning • A facilitator’s guide to help promote dialogue and discussion • Access to an exclusive LinkedIn discussion group, designed to encourage collaboration among participants at institutions nationwide. Unbeatable Value Normally, each featured program would sell for $99. But the cost for all 32 programs in the Monday Morning Mentor is just $599... that's less than $19 per program! Plus, you can purchase a CD copy at 50% off retail.


Magna Publications • 800-433-0499 Ext. 2 •


Mentor Commons Why choose just one when you can have access to all 20 Minute Mentor Programs? Mentor Commons is a remarkable new online resource that gives your faculty and administrators unlimited and immediate access to more than forty 20 Minute Mentor programs delivered by higher education’s foremost experts. One low yearly subscription fee gives you and all your colleagues: • Access to over 40 programs (with new topics added frequently) • Access for your ENTIRE campus • Access anytime, anywhere. Hands Down the Best Deal for Professional Development

All programs are accessible by computer as well as on most mobile devices.

Mentor Commons eliminates the need for CDs or travel. Instead you access on-demand versions of our 20 Minute Mentor Programs when and where you want them. If you have a screen and an Internet connection, you have Mentor Commons. Mentor Commons brings unlimited learning and career growth to your campus for just $1,397 a year.

Magna Publications • 800-433-0499 Ext. 2 •



Phone: 800-433-0499 Ext. 2 Mail: Complete and return this form FAX: 888-936-4400 Online:


How to place your order:

Email Address: __________________________________________________

Dept. Phone: ____________________________________________________

City: ____________________________________ State: ____ ZIP: ______

Campus Address: ________________________________________________

Institution: ______________________________________________________

Title/Dept.: ____________________________________________________


Magna Publications Inc. 2718 Dryden Drive Madison, WI 53704 800-433-0499

❑ Check enclosed (made payable to Magna Publications) ❑ Bill me (Federal ID # 39-1286980) and reference P.O. ________________________ ❑ Charge my credit card: ❑ MasterCard ❑ Visa ❑ American Express ❑ Discover Credit Card #: _________________________ Expiration Date:________________________ Signature: ___________________________________

Name: ________________________________________________________

1-2 3-5 6+ $ 99 $ 83 $ 74 $199 $183 $174

Payment Method:

Number of programs ordered CD Campus Access License (C.A.L.)

Pricing information per program

Delivery Information: PLEASE PRINT


Magna 20MinuteMentor

Total # of C.A.L.



CD Subtotal

Price per CD


C.A.L. Subtotal


Price per C.A.L

Multiply lines above with line below

Total # of CDs

(Campus Access License)



Subtotal 1

= $


Cost per CD/C.A.L. - see chart top right

Total number of programs.

Satisfaction Guaranteed If you are not completely satisfied with your Magna 20 Minute Mentor, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.


# of CDs # of C.A.L. Title For updated information on Mentors and 4-packs, visit

Subtotal 1

Mentor Commons


(32 of our most popular 20 Minute Mentor programs delivered each Monday morning.)

(On-demand access to over 40 programs for your entire campus, anytime, anywhere.)

Monday Morning Mentor


Magna Publications ... more than just 20 Minute Mentors MAGNA

Did you know we have many other higher education professional development materials? Visit Magna Publications online at for a complete selection of our resources including… Newsletters

Online Seminars

White Papers

Magna Publications’ newsletters cover many departments in higher education including:

Live and interactive, Magna Publication’s Online Seminars feature leading educators and consultants delivering thought-provoking, content-rich presentations through online video and audio programs. They're lively, collaborative sessions that include opportunities for a healthy exchange of ideas.

Magna Publications offers a variety of detailed white papers, covering many aspects of higher education, designed to provide you with a careful examination of current issues. White papers are developed in conjunction with leaders throughout higher education.

• Academic Leader • Distance Education Report • Online Classroom • Recruitment & Retention • The Teaching Professor


Magna Publications • 800-433-0499 Ext. 2 •

Magna Commons Magna Publications has harnessed the power of cloud technology to put professional development at your fingertips. Enjoy on-demand access to the best of our Online Seminars for your entire campus for a low yearly subscription fee.

Conferences & Workshops Magna Publications hosts live conferences and workshops for faculty to network, learn cutting-edge pedagogical practices, and how to connect with today’s students. Our most popular are: • The Teaching Professor Conference

Online Courses Magna Publications’ Online Courses harness technology to bring you in-depth learning experiences without the time, expense, and hassle of traveling offcampus. Courses consist of several video-based modules presented by leading consultants. Group discounts available.

• The Teaching Professor Workshops • National Center for Student Leadership

Magna Publications • 800-433-0499 Ext. 2 •




What Can I Legally Tell What Do I Do If I Suspect People Who Call Me About a Student Has Asperger’s My Students? Disorder? Presented by: W. Scott Lewis, J.D. Item#: PM09WA

When you receive a request for information about one of your students, will you know how to respond to the request properly under the FERPA and your institution’s policies? Understand the key basics that you need to know in handling student information requests.

How Can I Properly and Legally Dismiss a Student From Class? Presented by: W. Scott Lewis, J.D. Item#: PM09FA

Learn different ways to respond effectively to disruptive students and find out how to prevent the need from arising. Gain an understanding of the different considerations involved in properly and legally dismissing a student from class.


Presented by: Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. Item#: PM09XA

Students with Asperger’s disorder struggle with “reading” social cues, and comprehending unwritten rules. As a result, these students can pose unique challenges. Observe how to better understand and communicate with Asperger’s students.

What Can I Do About Feeling Tired, Stressed and Burned Out? Presented by: Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. Item#: PM09UA

Many faculty members struggle with burnout or excessive stress. The good news is that there are practical, proven steps that can be taken to overcome burnout or excessive stress. Recognize the signs of burnout and excessive stress and how to deal with them.

Magna Publications • 800-433-0499 Ext. 2 •

Physical, Mental & Emotional Concerns, continued

How Flexible Should I Be with Non-Traditional Students? Presented by: Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. Item#: PM09MA

One of the challenges for faculty is walking the line between enabling vs. helping. While the student often creates problems by not following class expectations, you need to consider the concepts of grace and mercy. Get helpful insights, techniques and strategies to support you in helping these students to succeed.

How Should I Handle Pushy Parents? Presented by: Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D. Item#: PM09NA

Some overprotective parents continue to engage in pushy behaviors on a regular basis at college campuses. Get practical ideas and techniques that lead to more productive interactions with parents. Learn strategies that will help you work more effectively with aggressive parents.

SERVICELEARNING Can Service-Learning Work in My Discipline? Presented by: Barbara Jacoby, Ph.D. Item#: PM10BA

If you’re wondering whether—and how—service-learning might work in your courses, you’ll appreciate this focused look at service-learning opportunities. Discover the benefits of introducing service-learning into courses in any discipline area.

How Do I Get Started with Service-Learning? Presented by: Barbara Jacoby, Ph.D. Item#: PM10DA

Get valuable insights on everything you need to develop an engaging service-learning syllabus in your discipline. Get your step-by-step guide to servicelearning.


STUDENT ENGAGEMENT How Do I Get More Students to Participate in Class? Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM09JA

Increased participation helps energize and motivate teachers and students alike because of the stimulation and excitement created by increased interaction. Learn 18 different ways to encourage more classroom participation with your students

Learner-Centered Teaching— Where Should I Start? Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM09PA

How Do I Get Students to Read Their Assignments Before Class? Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM09KA

Many students come to class without having done the reading. Get strategies that you can use to help students learn the value of reading. Learn constructive, specific ways to motivate your students to come to class prepared.

How Should I Respond to Wrong (or Not Very Good) Student Answers? Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM09OA

When a student answers a question with a wrong answer, your response can increase or decrease the likelihood of future participation. Find out how to reply effectively to incorrect or poor answers from students.

With learner-centered teaching, students take more responsibility for their learning. Learn three strategies that demonstrate learner-centered approaches that benefit teachers and students. Discover how to help increase your students’ ability to learn.


Magna Publications • 800-433-0499 Ext. 2 •

Student Engagement, continued

What Can I Do to Increase Student Retention? Presented by: Debi Moon, J.D. and Rob Jenkins, M.A. Item#: PM11EA

No educator wants to see a student drop a class … or leave school. The good news is there are meaningful, proactive steps you can take to give every student a better chance to succeed. Learn how you can help students “stick with it” and attain their dream of a college degree.

What If a Student Asks a Question I Can’t Answer? Presented by: Therese Huston, Ph.D. Item#: PM10AA

You don’t need to panic when you are asked a question you can’t answer. Learn how to respond to even the toughest questions with confidence and credibility. Get effective strategies for managing these awkward classroom moments.

TEACHING & LEARNING How Do I Give Feedback that Improves Student Writing? Presented by: Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Item#: PM11BA

Discover how to make the feedback process not only more meaningful for students, but more manageable for you, as well. Get valuable strategies for improving writing performance.

Is Team Teaching Right for Me? Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D. Item#: PM11HA

If you’re considering team teaching, there are some things you need to know in order to enjoy the benefits and avoid the pitfalls. Explore whether you and a colleague would be a good fit for team teaching.

o t d n o p s e R I d l u o How Sh Not Very Good) r o ( ? g s n r e o r w W s n udent A 17

Teaching & Learning, continued

How Can I Help Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills? Presented by: Debi Moon, J.D. and Rob Jenkins, M.A. Item#: PM11FA

The real joy in teaching comes not when students master facts, but when they learn to analyze, assess and make sense of them. Get a quick look at some practical, proven ways to develop your students’ critical thinking skills.

Should I Take Attendance? Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D. Item#: PM09RA

Learn how to make effective attendance decisions that do not result in creating a negative perception of you as a teacher. Get key insights and approaches for handling attendance more easily and effectively.

How Do I Assign Students to Groups? Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D. Item#: PM09HA

Group work helps facilitate active involvement in learning, and it’s been shown that students learn more and retain content longer through group work compared to other teaching methods. Find out how to put together groups in ways that energize your class and stimulate learning.

How Can I Learn Student Names? Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D. Item#: PM09DA

By using your students’ names, you succeed in increasing teacherstudent rapport and making it more likely that students will participate in class discussion. Discover a variety of practical, easy-toimplement ways to learn your students’ names faster.

What Can I Learn From Student Ratings?

How Can I nt Learn Stude Names?

Presented by: Ike Shibley, Ph.D. Item#: PM09VA

Teaching well requires deliberate practice. One of the best ways to improve is to use student feedback. Learn how to read student ratings to help you improve and grow.


Magna Publications • 800-433-0499 Ext. 2 •

TEACHING ONLINE How Can Document Sharing Tools Help Students Collaborate? Presented by: John Orlando, Ph.D. Item#: PM09BA

Document sharing software is a proven and effective way to facilitate more productive and enriching group work. Find out how to use free document sharing systems to improve learning at your campus.

How Do I Create Engaging Threaded Discussion Questions? Presented by: John Orlando, Ph.D. Item#: PM09IA

All too often discussion questions are poorly designed and end up frustrating students and instructors alike. To avoid this, it’s critical to create discussion questions that foster dynamic learning experiences. Stop “spinning your wheels” with discussion approaches that do not work.

How Can I Use Voice Feedback to Improve Student Learning? Presented by: John Orlando, Ph.D. Item#: PM09GA

Find out the benefits of using voice feedback and incorporate this approach successfully into your teaching practices. Choose the right type of feedback for the information or message you want to communicate.

How Do I Use VoiceThread for Online Student Discussions? Presented by: John Orlando, Ph.D. Item#: PM09LA

VoiceThread allows educators to host secure conversations so students can post comments within a lecture. Discover the benefits of VoiceThread and how it can positively impact your teaching.

I’m Teaching Online Next Term: What Do I Have to Know? Presented by: Larry Ragan, Ph.D. Item#: PM11IA

In some situations the opportunity to teach online may not come with a lot of time to get prepared. Learn the 12 surefire “steps” that will guide you through the preparation for online teaching success. 19

Address Service Requested

Magna Publications 2718 Dryden Drive Madison, WI 53704

Magna 20MinuteMentor

What your colleagues are saying: Take adv these un antage of convenieique and offered b nt programs y Magna !

“I used one of the 20 minute mentor CDs for a faculty workshop this month, and it was very well received. (Ike Shibley’s Course Evaluations). My faculty like the 20-minute talk, and then we have about 40 minutes of discussion. I plan to use more of them, as the one-hour workshop can be a brown bag or just a short, convenient session. The handouts were helpful, too.” -Dr. Mary C. Clement is a professor of teacher education at Berry College

20 Minute Mentor Catalog 2012  

20 Minute Mentor programs are intensive, but brief, courses designed to help higher education professionals tackle unexpected challenges. Fa...