2013 Fall Book Club Schedule
A recent article in Inside Higher Ed highlighted several risk factors that contribute to increased student dropout rates. Our Fall Book Club selection, Teaching Unprepared Students by Kathleen F. Gabriel, a professor at California State University, Chico examines methods that can be used by faculty to promote successful learning. During her tenure as a Faculty Development Specialist at the University of Arizona, she developed an academic support program for at-risk and unprepared college students.
This book was selected based on feedback from faculty. We hope that you will join us for a “professor-friendly” discussion on classroom success.
Fridays, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
CETL Lab or via Google Hangout
Book Club Details
Participants will receive a copy of the book. Every other week, the group will meet face-to-face or via Google Hangout to discuss chapters. One participant will serve as a discussion leader by bringing discussion points/topics as well as supplemental materials relevant to the week’s readings discussion. All participants are invited to blog about the readings of the week. After each meeting, a post sharing what was discussed will be featured on the CETL Blog.
1 – Unprepared and At-Risk College Students
2 – Philosophical Foundations
3 – The First Week of Class
4 – Begin with Consistent Contact
5 – Learning Styles and the Science of Learning
6 – Embracing Learner-Centered Education
7 – Interweaving Assessment and Teaching
8 – Techniques for Promoting Academic Integrity and Discouraging Cheating
|September 13th||Intro-Chapter 2||Lisa Hammonds|
|September 27th||Chapter 3-4||Gladys Childs|
|October 11th||Chapter 5-6||Ann Smith|
|October 25th||Chapter 7-8||Marilyn Pugh|