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 2018 Reading Groups

At This Time and In This Place: Vocations and Higher Education
ed. David Cunningham

Facilitated by the Vocation Implementation Team

Join this reading group for a series of discussions on the importance of calling and vocation in undergraduate education.  More details about the book and dates, times, and locations can be found at the registration form linked below.

Click here to register for the At This Time and In This Place reading group.

Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners 
by Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church, and Karin Morrison
Facilitated by Beth Harrison, LTC/OLR

You are invited to join this reading group to consider the connection between thinking, engagement, and understanding, and to explore a wide variety of ways to make your students’ thinking visible “through the use of effective questioning, listening, documentation, and facilitative structures called thinking routines.” (Adapted from back cover).  See the registration form linked below for information on dates, times, and locations.

Click here to register for the Making Thinking Visible reading group.

The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux 
by Cathy N. Davidson
Facilitated by Nancy Miller, Honors Program and Political Science

You are invited to join this reading group for a series of discussions on how our current approach to higher education needs to be adapted to serve students in a society experiencing rapid transformation.  See the registration form linked below for information on dates, times, and locations.

Click here to register for The New Education reading group.

Experiential Learning Reading and Design Group (various book chapters and journal articles)
Facilitated by LTC EL Learning Fellows Kevin Hallinan, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Joel Pruce, Political Science

This group will focus on reading book chapters and/or journal articles that talk about foundations of EL and EL innovations in higher education.  Participants will also have the opportunity to learn some useful tips for integrating EL in their courses, and the group will also be a space for generating and sharing ideas about pedagogy and curriculum design. 

Click here to register for Experiential Learning reading group.

If you have suggestions for a new reading group or any questions/comments, please contact Faculty Development at facdev@udayton.edu 

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

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