Reading Groups

Reading Groups

The LTC sponsors semester-long groups of faculty and staff who read current books about teaching and learning. Participants receive free copies of the books in exchange for attending designated sessions in the LTC where they share their insights on the texts with their group.

Spring 2019 Reading Group Opportunities

Becoming a Learner, by Matthew L. Sanders
Facilitated by Michael Key, Office of Learning Resources
Dates: February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11*, 18
Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
Location: LTC Team Space

Too often students begin college without a clear understanding of the purpose of higher education and miss important learning opportunities. Becoming a Learner challenges students to carefully explore how college helps them focus on who they are becoming and developing their ability to learn. As a short read, each participant will follow the journey of a UD student's reflection on this book and they journey to becoming a learner. The author, Matthew Sanders, will join us for a video conference on March 11. The final session will be devoted to helping participants map changes they want to make in their approaches and materials to help their students become learners

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Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World, by Paul Hanstedt
Facilitated by Beth Harrison, Office of Learning Resources
Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 in LTC’s Meeting Space
Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 19, 26, Apr 2
Wednesdays 11:00-12:00 in LTC’s Meeting Space (March 6: Team Space)
Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 20, 27, Apr 3

As the author puts it, “This book begins with the assumption that what we all want for our students is that they be capable of changing the world….When a student leaves college, we want them to enter the world not as drones participating mindlessly in activities to which they’ve been appointed, but as thinking, deliberative beings who add something to society.” (

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Books discussed at past Reading Groups

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning

Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation

Supersurvivors: The Link Between Suffering and Success

Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty

Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World

Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice

Diversity across the Curriculum: A Guide for Faculty in Higher Education

Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled-- and More Miserable Than Ever Before

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Teaching with Your Mouth Shut

The Unheard Voices:  Community Organizations and Service Learning

The Flipped Classroom

On Student Reading (or the Absence of Student Reading)

Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice, 2nd edition


Faculty Development