Faculty Services

Our library provides resources for supporting your teaching endeavors at Union Institute & University and incorporating useful links to library resources into your online courses. We also welcome your participation in ongoing efforts to build and expand our online research collections of electronic books, periodical subscriptions, research databases, and other online resources.

If you would like to learn more about incorporating online library resources (e-books, journal articles, doctoral dissertations, etc.) into your online courses, please contact Susan Whitehead.

If you would like to participate in library collection development, please contact Matt Pappathan.

Articles, Books, Videos, and Course Resources

The UI&U Library contains a wide-variety of resources available for your online courses, including articles, e-books, and streaming videos. Including library resources in a course encourages students to use the library, prevents copyright concerns, and ensures students can obtain a copy of the readings assigned.  Librarians recommend sharing resources using a non-hyperlinked Available in the UI&U Library message.  Learn more.


Our librarians would be happy to create a presentation for your course, academic residency, department meeting, or conference. Most presentations are hosted online using Zoom online conferencing. We can also provide live presentations at our Cincinnati Academic Center.

Send an email to library@myunion.edu to request a presentation.  Please include as much of the following information as you can: date/time (tentative is fine), number of participants, participant’s research experience, accommodations that are needed, and any content you would like covered.

Chronicle of Higher Education Subscription

“The Chronicle of Higher Education has the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities. As the unrivaled leader in higher education journalism, we serve our readers with indispensable real-time news and deep insights, plus the essential tools, career opportunities, and knowledge to succeed in a rapidly changing world.”  UI&U faculty, staff, and students have free digital access to the Chronicle of Higher Education.  Note: you can ignore the subscribe/login information in the top, right-hand corner of the Chronicle website.  You only need to create a personal account if you want to save articles or create an email alert.

The New York Times

“The New York Times is dedicated to helping people understand the world through on-the-ground, expert and deeply reported independent journalism.” -The NYT Website. The paper covers a variety of topics with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. Faculty members can visit the New York Times in Education website for a curated collection of teaching resources and ideas about how to integrate NYT content into online courses. In addition, you will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters, and set up personalized alerts. You can access the New York Times from any location.
To activate your Pass for free access, visit UI&U’s group pass page. Select Create Account. Enter your information and choose a personal account password. You will need to reauthorize your Pass once every 365 days from the UI&U group pass page.  Once activated, your Pass will provide access to New York Times website or mobile apps. Visit the New York Times website to login and begin your free subscription today.

UI&U Group Pass Page (for account set-up and re-authorization every 365 days)
New York Times Website
New York Times in Education
New York Times Mobile Apps
NYT Overview and Key Subscription Features

Professional Development Ebooks and Journals

The following e-books, journals, and videos can be accessed by copy and pasting the title into the search box on the library homepage.  Search results can be narrowed by publication date (last ten years), source type (journal articles, ebooks), and immediate availability (“no interlibrary loan results”).

Online Teaching

  • Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching: How to “be there” for Distance Learners
  • What the Best College Teachers Do
  • Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education
  • Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology
  • The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips
  • Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World
  • How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching

Instructional Design

  • The Course Syllabus: A Learning-Centered Approach
  • Understanding by Design
  • A Guide to Online Course Design: Strategies for Student Success
  • Making Online Teaching Accessible: Inclusive Course Design for Students with Disabilities
  • Intentional Tech: Principles to Guide the Use of Educational Technology in College Teaching


  • The Meaningful Writing Project: Learning, Teaching and Writing in Higher Education
  • Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction
  • Guiding Students into Information Literacy: Strategies for Teachers and Teacher-Librarians
  • Twenty Writing Assignments in Context: An Instructor’s Resource for the Composition Classroom

Anti-Racism & Diversity

  • Not Light, but Fire : How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom
  • Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice
  • The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race And Racism To People Who Don’t Want To Know
  • Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities
  • Student Veterans and Service Members in Higher Education

Data Management

Disability & Universal Design

  • Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education

Academic Publishing

  • Write It up: Practical Strategies for Writing and Publishing Journal Articles
  • The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing
  • Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks

Supervision of Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

  • Making the Implicit Explicit: Creating Performance Expectations for the Dissertation
  • Prepare to Chair : Leading the Dissertation and Thesis Process
  • Designing and Teaching Undergraduate Capstone Courses