- Amada, Gerald. 1999. Coping with Misconduct in the College Classroom: A Practical Model.
Asheville, NC: College Administration Publications.
A brief book but comprehensive book by a prominent consultant on student misconduct.
- Boice, R. 1996. Classroom incivilities. Research in Higher Education, 374. Reprinted in
K.A. Feldman & M.B. Paulson Eds.. 1998 Teaching and Learning in the College Classroom 2nd
ed.. pp 347-369. Needham Heights, MA: Simon & Schuster.
Summarizes a five-year study on classroom incivility.
- Boice, R. 1996. First-Order Principles for College Teachers. Anker Publishing.
The first of the "Ten Basic Ways to Improve the Teaching Process" is "Moderate Classroom
Incivilities with Prosocial Immediacies."
- Boice, R. 2000. Moderating Classroom Incivilities, p. 81-97 In Advice for New Faculty Members, Allyn and Bacon.
- Braxton, John M. and Alan E. Bayer (ed). 2004. Addressing Faculty and Student Classroom Improprieties.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning 99. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.
- Carbone, E. 1999. Students behaving badly in large classes. In S.M. Richardson Ed.. Promoting
Civility: A Teaching Challenge. New Directions for Teaching and Learning.
Vol. 77. pp. 35-43. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
The introduction states "By adopting interactive methods and being sensitive to students' concerns,
teachers can minimize uncivil behavior even in the largest classes."
- Eble, K.E. 1988. Cheating, confrontations, and other situations. In K.E. Eble, The Craft of Teaching.
Second ed., pp. 164-180. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Covers a lot of ground in a few pages.
- Kuhlenschmidt, Sally L. and Lois E. Layne. Strategies for dealing with difficult behavior. p. 45 - 57 In
Steven M. Richardson, Ed. 1999. Promoting Civility: A Teaching Challenge. New Directions for
Teaching and Learning. Vol. 77. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Both authors are psychologists, and the chapter suggests a "problem-solving strategy for dealing
with disruptive student behavior, based on clinical and classroom experience."
- Lim, C., Pek, M., & Chai, C. (2005). Classroom Management Issues in ICT-Mediated Learning Environments:
Back to the Basics. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia. 14 (4), pp. 391-414. Norfolk, VA: AACE.
This paper describes how the elements of classroom management facilitate the creation of a conducive learning
environment to engage students in their learning with computers
- McKeachie, W.J. 1999. Problem students there's almost always at least one!, p. 235 - 247 In W.J. McKeachie,
Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research and Theory for College and University Teachers. D.C. Heath, Lexington, MA.
The book is the classic guide to teaching, now in its tenth editon.
- Nilson, Linda B. 2003. Preventing and Responding to Classroom Incivility, p. p. 55-64 In Teaching at
its Best. A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors. Anker Publishing, Bolton, MA.
- Richardson, Steven M. Ed. 1999. Promoting Civility: A Teaching Challenge. New Directions for Teaching and
Learning. Vol. 77. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Nine chapters on promoting civility includes the Carbone and Kuhlenschmidt articles cited above.
- Sachs, P. 1996. Generation X Goes to College. An Eye-Opening Account of Teaching in Post-Modern America.
Open Court Publishing Company, Chicago, IL.
The most commonly cited description of the problem.
- Sorcinelli, M.D. 1994. Dealing with troublesome behaviors in the classroom. In K.W. Prichard & R.M. Sawyer Eds.,
Handbook of College Teaching: Theory and Applications, 365-373. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Practical and concise guide to preventing and dealing with "troublesome behaviors."
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- A Survey on Academic Incivility at Indiana University
A survey given to faculty that explores the definition of incivility, its frequency, and the conditions under which it occurs.
- Bauer, Henry. 1997. Students Who Don't Study.
A chemistry professor includes longitudinal data on student performance in his classes.
- Cal Poly Pomona Faculty Computer Support Center Civility in cyberspace
- Gonzalez, Virginia and Estela Lopez. 2001. April 2001 AAHE Bulletin. The Age of Incivility:
Countering disruptive behavior in the classroom.
Written in the wake of the Columbine shootings, includes recommendations for faculty and campuses.
- Jaffee, David. 1999. I AM NOT A TV: Confessions of a Professor. Distributed on the
Professional and Organizational Development listserve on November 10, 1999.
Perhaps you can recognize David Jaffee's students.
- Morrissette, Patrick J. 2001. Reducing Incivility in the University/College Classroom.
International Electronic Journal For Leadership in Learning. Volume 5, Number 4
Literature review and practical strategies.
- Pavela, Gary. 2000. Responding to Disruptive Students: A Case Study
What policies and procedures should your institution follow when you are faced with a disruptive student?
- Pinkwater, Daniel.
David Jaffee recommends this NPR clip Daniel Pinkwater.
- Questia Online Library
A large listing of books and other resources pertaining to classroom management
- Schneider, Alison. 1998. The Chronicle of Higher Education: Colloquy: Is rudeness on the rise?
A brief article on incivility followed by comments from academics across the country.
- Young, Jeffrey R. 2003. Ssshhh. We're Taking Notes Here.
A brief article on disruptive behavior accompanied by an online discussion with Gary Pavela.