Rebecca Brent's Publications

Book and Book Chapters

  1. Brent, R. & Brawner, C.E. (2009). A Case Study of Contrasting Approaches to Integrating Technology into the K-5 Classroom. In R. Subramaniam (ed.), Handbook of Research on New Media Literacy at the K-12 Level: Issues and Challenges (pp. 551-574). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  2. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2007). Cooperative Learning (pp.34-53). In P. A. Mabrouk (ed.), Active learning: Models from the analytical sciences (pp. 34-53). Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.
  3. Brent, R. (1998). Simulated opening of school. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Felder, R.M., Brent, R., & Prince, M.J. (2011). Engineering instructional development: Programs, best practices, and recommendations. Journal of Engineering Education, 100(1), 89-122.
  2. Felder, R.M. & Brent, R. (2010). The National Effective Teaching Institute: Assessment of impact and implications for faculty development. Journal of Engineering Education, 99(2), 121-134.
  3. Felder, R.M. & Brent, R. (2009). Active learning: An introduction. American Society for Quality Higher Education Brief, 2(4), no page numbers.
  4. Ollis, D.F., Kennedy, A., Granger, M., & Brent, R. (2008). Addressing ‘engineering solutions in global and societal context’ through an integrated foreign language immersion experience. International Journal of Engineering Education, 24(2), 304-313.
  5. Prince, M.J., Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2007). Does Faculty Research Improve Undergraduate Teaching? An Analysis of Existing and Potential Synergies. Journal of Engineering Education, 96(4), 283-294.
  6. Felder, R.M. & Brent, R. (2005). Understanding student differences. Journal of Engineering Education, 94(1), 57-72.
  7. Felder, R.M. & Brent, R. (2004). The Intellectual Development of Science and Engineering Students. 1. Models and Challenges. Journal of Engineering Education, 93(4), 269-277.
  8. Felder, R.M. & Brent, R. (2004). The Intellectual Development of Science and Engineering Students. 2. Teaching to Promote Growth. Journal of Engineering Education, 93(4), 279-291.
  9. Oakley, B., Felder, R.M., Brent, R., & Elhajj, I. (2004). Turning student groups into effective teams, Journal of Student Centered Learning, 2(1), 9-34.
  10. Brent, R., & Felder, R.M. (2003). A model for engineering faculty development. International Journal of Engineering Education, 19(2), 234-240.
  11. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2003). Designing and teaching courses to satisfy Engineering Criteria 2000. Journal of Engineering Education, 92(1), 7-25.
  12. Brent, R., Brawner, C.E., & Van Dyk, P. (2002). Factors influencing student teachers’ use of technology. Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 19(2), 61-68.
  13. Brawner, C.E., Felder, R.M., Allen, R.H., & Brent, R. (2002). A survey of faculty teaching practices and perceptions of the importance of teaching. Journal of Engineering Education, 91(4), 393-396.
  14. Brent, R., & Felder, R.M. (2001). Engineering faculty development: Getting the sermon beyond the choir. Journal of Faculty Development, 18(3), 73-81.
  15. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2001). Effective Strategies for Cooperative Learning, J. Cooperation & Collaboration in College Teaching, 10(2), 69–75.
  16. Brent, R., & Felder, R.M. (1999). It’s a start. College Teaching, 47(1), 14-17.
  17. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (1999). How to improve teaching quality. Quality Management Journal, 6(2), 9-21.
  18. Hawk, P., Burke, M., Brent, R., Warren, L., & McCarley, L. (1999). Project ACT: An accelerated alternative licensure program to recruit minorities. Action in Teacher Education, 20(1), 47-55.
  19. Peel, B.B., Wheatley, E.A., & Brent, R. (1997). The story of a successful higher education/public school partnership. SRATE Journal, 6(1), 3-6.
  20. Wheatley, E.A., Brent, R., & Peel, B.B. (1997). Focus groups: Gathering perspectives on school reform. Planning and Changing, 28, 219-229.
  21. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (1996). Navigating the bumpy road to student-centered instruction. College Teaching, 44(2), 43-47.
  22. Brent, R., Wheatley, E., & Thomson, W.S. (1996). Videotaped microteaching: Bridging the gap from the university to the classroom. The Teacher Educator, 31(3), 238-247.
  23. Wheatley, E.A., & Brent, R. (1995). Videotaped microteaching in reading/language arts courses. Journal of Reading Education, 21, 6-14.
  24. Brent, R. (1994). Student journaling in methods classes. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 30, 58-61.
  25. Brent, R., & Anderson, P. (1994). Teaching kids how to listen. The Education Digest, 59(5), 67-70. (Summary reprint from 1993 article in The Reading Teacher)
  26. Brent, R., & Anderson, P. (1993). Developing children's classroom listening strategies. The Reading Teacher, 47(2), 122-126.
  27. Brent, R. (1993). Simulated opening of school. SRATE Journal, 2(1), 15-19.
  28. Brent, R. & Felder, R.M. (1992). Writing assignments—Pathways to connections, clarity, creativity. College Teaching, 40(2), 43-47.
  29. Brent, R., & Noland, R.G. (1991). A comparison of directed reading activity and mapping and their effects on recall of text. Journal of Reading Education, 16(3), 30-42. Also summarized in S. Weintraub (Ed.). Annual Summary of Investigations Related to Reading (p. 170). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
  30. Willis, J., Willis, D.A., Brent, R., & Beacham, B. (1991). A conceptual framework for integrating and evaluating concrete-modeled experiences (simulations) in teacher education. In H.E. Klein (Ed.), Managing Change with Cases, Simulations, Games and Other Interactive Methods (pp. 245-254). Needham (Boston), MA: World Association for Case Method Research & Application.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Brent, R. (2012). Department Climate: A Key to Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse and Successful Faculty. 2012 FIE Proceedings. Frontiers in Education Conference, Seattle, WA, October.
  2. Brent, R. (2012). Process Evaluation: The Vital (and Usually) Missing Piece in Educational Research. 2012 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education, San Antonio, TX, June.
  3. Brent, R., & Felder, R.M. (2009). Analysis of fifteen years of the National Effective Teaching Institute. 2009 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE.
  4. Brent, R., & Felder, R.M. (2008). A professional development program for graduate students at North Carolina State University. 2008 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE.
  5. Raubenheimer, D., Brent, R., Joines, J., & Craig, A. (2008). Integration of Computer-Based Problem solving into Engineering Curricula. 2008 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Washington, DC: ASEE.
  6. Raubenheimer, C.D., Craig, A., & Brent, R. (2008). Computer Based Modeling to Enhance Problem Solving. UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference Proceedings, Chapel Hill, NC: Univ. of North Carolina.
  7. Brent, R., Maners, J., Raubenheimer, C.D., & Craig, A. (2007). Preparing undergraduates to teach computer applications to engineering freshmen. 2007 Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE/IEEE.
  8. Brent, R., Felder, R.M., & Rajala, S.A. (2006). Preparing new faculty members to be successful: A no-brainer and yet a radical concept. 2006 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE/IEEE.
  9. Kennedy, A., Ollis, D., & Brent, R. (2005). Cross-college collaboration to enhance Spanish instruction and learning. 2005 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE/IEEE.
  10. Brent, R., & Brawner, C.E. (2005). Contrasting implementations of the IMPACT Model for technology and media integration. 2005 SITE Conference Proceedings Charlottesville, VA: AACE.
  11. Brawner, C.E., Felder, R.M., Allen, R.H., & Brent, R. (2004). How do engineering faculty use instructional technology? 2004 Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, Washington, DC: ASEE/IEEE.
  12. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2004). The ABC’s of engineering education: ABET, Bloom’s Taxonomy, cooperative learning, and so on. 2004 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE.
  13. Brent, R., & Felder, R.M. (2004). A protocol for peer review of teaching. 2004 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE.
  14. Brawner, C.E., Brent, R, & Van Dyk, P. (2004). The impact of a PT3 program on middle grades teacher preparation. 2004 SITE Conference Proceedings, AACE, Atlanta, GA: AACE.
  15. Ollis, D.F., Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2002). Introducing new faculty to multidisciplinary research collaboration. 2002 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, Washington, DC: ASEE.
  16. Brawner, C.E., Felder, R.M., Allen, R, H., & Brent, R. (2002). How important is effective teaching to engineering faculty and administrators. 2002 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE.
  17. Anderson, T., Hoit, M., Felder, R.M., Brent, R., Zorowski, C., Ollis, D.F., Ohland, M. & Phillips, H. (2001). SUCCEED: A multiple university collaborative approach to systemic curriculum change (pp. 6E2-15 – 6E2-19). Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education. Oslo, Norway, August 6-10.
  18. Brent, R., Felder, R.M., Rajala, S.A., Gilligan, J.G., & Lee, G. (2001). New Faculty 101: An Orientation to the Profession. 2001 Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE/IEEE.
  19. Carter, M., Brent, R., & Rajala, S.A. (2001). EC 2000 Criterion 2: A procedure for creating, assessing, and documenting program educational objectives. 2001 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE.
  20. Brawner, C.E., Felder, R.M., Allen, R.H., Brent, R. & Miller, T.K. (2001). A Comparison of Electronic Surveying by E-mail and Web. 2001 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE.
  21. Brawner, C.E., Felder, R.M., Allen, R.H., & Brent, R. (2001). The Impact of Faculty Development Activities on Engineering Faculty Teaching Practices. 2001 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE.
  22. Brent, R., & Felder, R.M. (2000). Helping new faculty get off to a good start. 2000 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE.
  23. Brent, R., Felder, R.M., Regan, T., Walser, A., Carlson-Dakes, C., Evans, D., Maleve, C., Sanders, K., & McGourty, J. (2000). Engineering faculty development: A multicoalition perspective. 2000 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE.
  24. Brawner, C.E., Felder, R.M., Brent, R., Miller, T.K., & Allen, R.H. (1999). Faculty teaching practices in an engineering education coalition. 1999 Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE/IEEE.
  25. Felder, R.M., Brent, R., Hirt, D., Switzer, D., & Holzer, S. (1999). A model program for promoting effective teaching in colleges of engineering. 1999 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE.
  26. Felder, R.M., Brent, R., Miller, T.K., Brawner, C.E., & Allen, R.H. (1998). Faculty teaching practices and perceptions of institutional attitudes toward teaching at eight engineering schools. 1998 Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE/IEEE.
  27. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (1998). Faculty development: Getting the sermon beyond the choir. 1998 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. Washington, DC: ASEE.
  28. Brent, R. (1997). Simulated opening of school. In J. Willis, J.D. Price, S. McNeil, B. Robin, & D.A. Willis (Eds.), 1997 Technology and Teacher Education Annual (pp. 981-983). Charlottesville, VA: AACE.
  29. Hunt, N., & Brent, R. (1996). Developing simulations for teacher education. In B. Robin, J.D. Price, J. Willis, & D.A. Willis (Eds.), Technology and Teacher Education Annual (pp. 613-615). Charlottesville, VA: AACE.
  30. Brent, R., Wheatley, B., & Thomson, S. (1994). Preparation for field experiences with videotaped microteaching. In J. Willis, B. Robin, & D.A. Willis (Eds.), Technology in Teacher Education Annual (pp. 221-224). Charlottesville, VA: AACE.
  31. Willis, D.A., & Brent, R. (1994). Differentiated use of a lesson planning simulation. In J. Willis, B. Robin, & D.A. Willis (Eds.), Technology in Teacher Education Annual (pp. 317-319). Charlottesville, VA: AACE.
  32. Brent, R. (1993). Writing assignments in educational computing and instructional technology courses. In D. Carey, R. Carey, D.A. Willis, & J. Willis (Eds.), Technology in Teacher Education Annual (pp. 143-146). Charlottesville, VA: AACE.
  33. Brent, R. (1992). Integrating technology into methods classes (section editor's introduction). In D. Carey, R. Carey, D.A. Willis, & J. Willis (Eds.), Technology in Teacher Education Annual (pp. 73-74). Charlottesville, VA: AACE.
  34. Brent, R., Willis, D.A., & Beacham, B. (1992) PLUS—Planning lessons using simulation: A development project. In D. Carey, R. Carey, D.A. Willis, & J. Willis (Eds.), Technology in Teacher Education Annual (pp. 625-628). Charlottesville, VA: AACE.
  35. Willis, D.A., & Brent, R. (1992). Computer simulations in teacher education methods classes. Proceedings of the International Conference on Technology and Education (pp. 663-665). Paris, France, March 16-20.
  36. Brent, R., Willis, D.A., Beacham, B., Bragaw, D., Willis, J., Thomson, S., & Misulis, K. (1991). Integrating concrete-modeled experiences into the elementary teacher education curriculum. In D. Carey, R. Carey, D.A. Willis, & J. Willis, (Eds.), Technology in Teacher Education Annual (pp. 232-235). Charlottesville, VA: AACE.
  37. Brent, R. (1990). Student journals as tools for reflection. Proceedings of the Association of Teacher Educators Summer Workshop: The Professionalization of Teachers. Towson, MD: ATE.

Non-Refereed Publications

  1. Brent, R, & Felder, R.M. (2012). Just-in-time vs. just-in-case: Orientation for new faculty in STEM disciplines. Chemical Engineering Education, 46(2), 87-88.
  2. Brent, R, & Felder, R.M. (2012). Learning by solving solved problems. Chemical Engineering Education, 46(1), 29-30.
  3. Brent, R, & Felder, R.M. (2011). How learning works. Chemical Engineering Education, 45(4), 257-258.
  4. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2010). JEE Selects: Effective faculty workshops. ASEE Prism, April.
  5. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2010). Hard assessment of soft skills. Chemical Engineering Education, 44(1), 63-64.
  6. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2009). The 10 worst teaching mistakes. II. Mistakes 1-4. Chem. Engr. Education, 43(1), 15-16.
  7. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2008). The 10 worst teaching mistakes. I. Mistakes 5-10. Chem. Engr. Education, 42(4), 201-202.
  8. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2008). How to write anything. Chem. Engr. Education, 42(3), 139-140.
  9. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2008). Student ratings of teaching: Myths, facts, and good practices. Chem. Engr. Education, 42(1), 33-34.
  10. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2007). How to prepare new courses without losing your sanity. Chem. Engr. Education, 41(2), 121-122.
  11. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2007). Turning new faculty members into quick starters. Chem. Engr. Education, 41(1), 51-52.
  12. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2006). How to teach (almost) anybody (almost) anything. Chem. Engr. Education, 40(3), 173-174.
  13. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2005). Screens down, everyone: Effective uses of portable computers in lecture classes. Chem. Engr. Education, 39(3), 200-201.
  14. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2005). Death by PowerPoint. Chem. Engr. Education, 39(1), 28-29.
  15. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2004). How to evaluate teaching. Chem. Engr. Education, 38(3), 200-202.
  16. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2003). Learning by doing. Chem. Engr. Education, 37(4), 282-283.
  17. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2003). FAQS. VI: Evaluating teaching and converting the masses. Chem. Engr. Education, 37(2), 106-107.
  18. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2002). FAQS. V: Designing fair tests. Chem. Engr. Education, 36(3), 204-205.
  19. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2002). Designing and teaching courses to satisfy Engineering Criteria 2000. ERIC Document Reproduction Service Report, ED 461-515, 2002. Available online at .
  20. Brawner, C.E., Felder, R.M., Allen, R. H., & Brent, R. (2002). 1999-2000 SUCCEED Faculty Survey of Teaching Practices and Perceptions of Institutional Attitudes Toward Teaching, ERIC Document Reproduction Service Report, ED 461-510, 2002. Available online at .
  21. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2001). FAQS. IV: Dealing with student background deficiencies and low student motivation. Chem. Engr. Education, 35(4), 266-267.
  22. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2001). Issues relating to group composition. In N. Falchikov (Ed.), Learning together: Peer tutoring in higher education (pp. 201-204). London: Routledge Falmer.
  23. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2001). FAQS. III: Groupwork in distance learning. Chem. Engr. Education, 35(2), 101-102.
  24. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (2000). All in a day’s work. Chem. Engr. Education, 34(1), 66-67.
  25. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (1999). FAQS. II: Active learning vs. covering the syllabus and dealing with large classes. Chem. Engr. Education, 33(4), 276-277.
  26. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (1999). FAQS. Chem. Engr. Education, 33(1), 32-33.
  27. Brawner, C.E., Felder, R.M., Brent, R., Allen, R.H., & Miller, T.K. (1999). Faculty Survey of Teaching Practices and Perceptions of Institutional Attitudes toward Teaching: 1997–1998. Report to the National Science Foundation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service ED 428-607)
  28. Brent, R., & Felder, R.M. (1998). The new faculty member. Chem. Engr. Education, 32(3), 206-207.
  29. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (1997). Objectively speaking. Chem. Engr. Education, 31(3), 178-179.
  30. Ledford, C., & Brent, R. (1997). Lynne Cherry’s A river ran wild. Booklinks, 6(4), 15-17.
  31. Brent, R., & Felder, R.M. (1997). It takes one to know one. Chem. Engr. Education, 31(1), 32-33.
  32. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (1996). If you’ve got it, flaunt it: Uses and abuses of teaching portfolios. Chem. Engr. Education, 30(3), 188-189.
  33. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (1995). Getting started. Chem. Engr. Education, 29(3), 166-167.
  34. Brent, R. (1995). Writing for publication: One author's perspective. North Carolina Journal of Teacher Education, 7, 102-105. (invited submission)
  35. Brent, R. (1995). Module for Teaching Worlds: A simulation. In J. Willis (Ed.). Teach It Modules: Teaching Teachers about Instructional Technology (pp. 1-12). Charlottesville, VA: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education and Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education.
  36. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (March 1995). What to do after the workshop. Cathedrion (Journal of the Technion, Haifa, Israel), 7-9. (invited submission)
  37. Felder, R.M., & Brent, R. (1994, October). Cooperative learning in technical courses: Procedures, pitfalls, and payoffs. Report to the National Science Foundation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service ED 377-038)
  38. Brent, R., Willis, D. A., & Misulis, K. (1994). Planning lessons using simulation: Direct lesson. [Computer software].
  39. Brent, R. (1989). Journals for student teachers. In Writing in Trust: A Tapestry of Teachers' Voices. Southeastern Educational Improvement Laboratory.

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