Events

Winter Faculty Book Group
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to Friday, March 15, 2019 - 1:00pm

Join us for the next book in our reading series, "How Learning Works: Seven Research based Principles for Smart Teaching" by Ambrose et. al.

About the Book
For anyone who wants to improve his or her students' learning, it is crucial to understand how that learning works and how to best foster it. This vital resource is grounded in learning theory and based on research evidence, while being easy to understand and apply to college teaching.

In this volume, the authors introduce seven general principles of learning, distilled from the research literature as well as from twenty-seven years of experience working one-on-one with college faculty. They have drawn on research from a breadth of perspectives (cognitive, developmental, and social psychology; educational research; anthropology; demographics; and organizational behavior) to identify a set of key principles underlying learning-from how effective organization enhances retrieval and use of information to what impacts motivation. 

Join the Faculty Book Group
Participants in the faculty book group meet for one hour on Fridays at 12:00 p.m, during weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 of each term. The book of choice is provided to all who attend, and given as a gift to participants at the end of the term.