Join fellow faculty and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning.
The Faculty Reading Community discussions in Fall 2022 will involve chapters from Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert’s recent book, Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College. In this book, Felton and Lambert argue that “peer-to-peer, student-faculty, and student-staff relationships are the foundations of learning, belonging, and achieving in college” (5). Drawing on existing scholarship on student-instructor interactions and mentorship, as well as on more than 100 interviews with faculty, staff, and undergraduate students from across the country, Felten and Lambert explore the potential powerful promise of and challenges in establishing relationship-rich undergraduate education.
Participants are required to attend 4 of 6 meetings. Participants who are local and can pick up their book at WashU will receive a copy of the book courtesy of the CTL. Seats are limited. The plan is for this program to operate under a hybrid model this fall, with attendance possible in person or via Zoom. More information on format to follow.
Meetings will be from noon-1pm on the following Thursdays:
Sept 22 Introduction and Chapter 1: Considers some general principles of relationship-rich education
Oct 6 Chapter 2: Highlights difficulties of creating and sustaining relationship-rich education
Oct 20 Chapter 3: Examines the importance of institutional culture for establishing relationship-rich experiences
Nov 3 Chapter 4: Surveys classroom practices that support relationship-building
Nov 17 Chapter 5: Details a diverse array of campus programs and services that support relationship-building
Dec 1 Chapter 6: Describes key qualities of effective mentoring interactions
For questions about the Faculty Reading Community, please contact Dr. Meg Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for this reading community will open at the end of August.