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  • Faculty Reading Community

Spring 2022 Faculty Reading Community


Dr. Meg Gregory

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  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • via Zoom

Event Description

Join fellow faculty and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning.

Connected Teaching CoverThe Faculty Reading Community discussion this spring will involve chapters from Harriet Schwartz’s recent book, Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education. In this book, Schwartz argues for “connected teaching,” teaching which is founded upon relationships built between instructors and their students. Informed by Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT) and drawing on empirical and established theoretical literature from teaching and psychology, as well as leadership and organizational studies, Schwartz provides both theoretical backing and practical suggestions for understanding teaching as a relational practice.

Participants should plan to attend 4 out of 5 meetings. Participants will receive a copy of the book courtesy of the CTL. Priority registration will be given to those who are in a full-time teaching role. Seats are limited. This program will take place via Zoom.

Meetings will be from Noon-1:00pm on the following Thursdays:

Discussion Schedule:
Feb 10: Chapter 1: What is Connected Teaching & Chapter 2: One Good Exchange: Connected Teaching When There Isn’t Enough Time
Feb 24: Chapter 3: “Can I just Text You?”: Maintaining Boundaries in the Digital Age & Chapter 4: Assessment as Relational Practice
March 10: Chapter 5: Lessons Gone Awry and Frustrating Student Interactions: Dealing with Disruption and Resistance in the Learning Space
March 24: Chapter 6: Power and Position & Chapter 7: Emotion and Teaching
April 7: Chapter 8: Disappointment and Failure (When Teaching Almost Breaks Your Heart) & Chapter 9: Intellectual Mattering

For questions about the Faculty Reading Community, please contact Dr. Meg Gregory at meggregory@wustl.edu.

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Registration has reached capacity and has now closed. If you would still like to be involved, please contact Meg Gregory at meggregory@wustl.edu.