Magna’s New Faculty Development Program Gets to the Bottom of the Most Pressing Issues Facing College Faculty Today

September 24, 2009

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Magna Publications, the leading provider of higher education resources, today launched the Magna 20 Minute Mentor(TM), a series of brief, highly targeted videos that provide specific strategies for dealing with some of the most pervasive issues in higher education. From facilitating classroom discussions to dealing with pushy parents, the Magna 20 Minute Mentor gets to the heart of the matter with proven, actionable information.

As its name suggests, each Magna 20 Minute Mentor program is about 20 minutes in length and provides a detailed answer to one pressing question per session. Questions like, How Flexible Should I Be with Non-Traditional Students? and Cell Phones, Laptops and Facebook: What Can I Do About Them? and How Do I Get Students to Read Their Assignments Before Class?

Available on CD, each 20 Minute Mentor includes a video presentation by an experienced higher education professional, three-to-eight pages of supplemental materials, a copy of the PowerPoint, and the complete transcript.

“Magna 20 Minute Mentor is 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,” said David Burns, publisher of Magna Publications. “You will not hear a bunch of theory, but rather proven techniques and valuable insight that will make an immediate difference in your classroom.”

The Magna 20 Minute Mentor program series is the perfect complement to campus “lunch-and-learn” sessions, and a valuable addition to any Teaching and Learning Center’s resource library. There are currently 25 programs available across the following five topics:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Teaching Online
  • Classroom Management
  • Assessment
  • Outside the Classroom

Each program is $99. For more information, including the full list of programs, visit http://www.magnapubs.com/mentor/.

About Magna Publications Inc.

Since 1972 the higher education community has turned to Magna Publications for its timely, high-quality products and services. Today the company’s growing portfolio includes its award-winning newsletters, online seminars, online courses, and in-person conferences. The company is based in Madison, Wis. For more information, visit http://www.magnapubs.com/.

SOURCE Magna Publications Inc.

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