Open to all full time faculty, the Faculty Reading Community (FRC) is an opportunity to join Center for Teaching and Learning Educational Development staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. Participants engage in pedagogical conversation revolving around a chapter or group of chapters from a recently published book on teaching and learning. Books are chosen for a combination of their practical advice, evidence-based strategies, and wide applicability to a variety of disciplines. When the FRC meets in person, the CTL provides refreshments and snacks. Advanced registration for this reading community is required and registration is limited each semester.
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.
Books Used in Prior Semesters
July 2022: Promoting Inclusive Classroom Dynamics in Higher Education: A Research-Based Pedagogical Guide for Faculty by Kathryn C. Oleson Spring 2022: Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education by Harriot Schwartz
Fall 2021: Small Teaching: Every Day Lessons from the Science of Learning (Second Edition) by James Lang
August 2021: What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles and Practices for Excellence in College Teaching by Addy et al. Spring 2021: Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It by James Lang Fall 2020: Intentional Tech: Principles to Guide the Use of Educational Technology in College Teaching by Derek Bruff Spring 2020:How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching by Josh Eyler Fall 2019: Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James Lang Spring 2019: Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel
For more information on the Faculty Reading Community or to suggest a book, please contact Dr. Meg Gregory at email@example.com.