For the past three years, the Center for Teaching & Learning has facilitated a number of faculty reading groups and learning communities. These groups consist of faculty from across campus who come together to read and discuss texts exploring a variety of topics involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
The overall goal of these reading groups is to provide a sustained opportunity to be self-reflective and to discuss teaching and learning with support from colleagues. These reading communities are typically spread across several weeks and are casually structured. Those within the group determine the day and time of the bi-weekly meeting. Everyone participating selects a session to lead and facilitate based on the previous week’s reading. Each faculty receives a copy of the book in exchange for participating in the reading group.
Reading groups will start at the end of January and run through May.
Spring 2017 reading group selections include:
- Small Teachings, by James Lang
- Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses, by Dee Fink
- How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, by Susan Ambrose, et al.
- Creating Self Regulated Learners, by Linda Nilson
For more information and to register go online.