Learning Circles

What Is a Learning Circle?

Learning circles are small communities of faculty that meet on a regular basis during a single semester. Each community reads a particular book or set of articles on learning and teaching and discusses the book during their sessions. Learning Circles are open to all full-time and adjunct faculty. All participants receive a Certificate of Participation for their Faculty Portfolio.

Books are provided to each participant by the Office of Teaching and Learning.

Fall 2017 Learning Circles

Tuesdays

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James Lang

  • Facilitated by Ursula Sorensen
  • Room: OTL Commons, LI 501
  • Time: 12-1pm
  • Dates: Aug 29, Sept 12, Sept 26, Oct 10, Oct 31, Nov 14, Nov 28
  • Register for learning circle here

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth 

  • Facilitated by Trevor Morris
  • Room: OTL Commons, LI 501
  • Time: 1-2 pm
  • Dates: Aug 29, Sept 12, Sept 26, Oct 10, Oct 31, Nov 14, Nov 28
  • Register for learning circle here

Mindful Learning: Mindfulness-Based Techniques for Educators and Parents to Help Students by Craig Hassed and Richard Chamberes 

  • Facilitated by Ursula Sorensen
  • Room: OTL Commons, LI 501
  • Time: 2-3 pm
  • Dates: Aug 29, Sept 12, Sept 26, Oct 10, Oct 31, Nov 14, Nov 28
  • Register for learning circle here

Wednesday

Mindful Learning: Mindfulness-Based Techniques for Educators and Parents to Help Students by Craig Hassed and Richard Chamberes 

  • Facilitated by Trevor Morris
  • Room: OTL Commons, LI 501
  • Time: 12-1 pm 
  • Dates: Aug 30, Sept 13, Sept 27, Oct 11, Nov 1, Nov 15, Nov 29
  • Register for learning circle here

Outliers: The Story of Success

  • Facilitated by Ursula  Sorensen
  • Room: Nursing conference room at the Health Professionals Building
  • Time:12-1 pm 
  • Dates: Aug 30, Sept 13, Sept 27, Oct 11, Nov 1, Nov 15, Nov 29
  • Register for learning circle

Facilitating 7 Ways of Learning: A Resources for More Purposeful, Effective, and Enjoyable College Teaching

  • Facilitated by Sam Gedeborg 
  • Room: OTL Commons, LI 501
  • Time: 1 -2 pm 
  • Dates: Aug 30, Sept 13, Sept 27, Oct 11, Nov 1, Nov 15, Nov 29
  • Register for learning circle

Intersectionality in Action: A Guide for Faculty and Campus Leaders for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and institutions editors Brooke Barnett and Peter Felton

  • Facilitated by Adrienne Winans
  • Room: OTL Commons, LI 501
  • Time: 2-3 pm 
  • Dates: Aug 30, Sept 13, Sept 27, Oct 11, Nov 1, Nov 15, Nov 29
  • Register for learning circle

Thursday

Entering Mentoring editors Christine Pfund and Jo Handlesman - SCULPT Mentoring Academy

  • Facilitated by Anton Tolman
  • Room: OTL Commons, LI 501
  • Time: 11am -12pm 
  • Dates: Aug 31, Sept 14, Sept 28, Oct 12, Nov 2, Nov 16, Nov 30
  • Register for mentoring academy

Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research: Fostering Excellence and Enhancing the Impact, Mary Body and Jodi Wesemann Eds - SCULPT Sponsored Learning Circle

  • Facilitated by Anton Tolman
  • Room: OTL Commons, LI 501
  • Time: 12-1pm 
  • Dates: Aug 31, Sept 14, Sept 28, Oct 12, Nov 2, Nov 16, Nov 30
  • Register for learning circle

The Blended Course Design Workbook: A Practical Guide by Kathryn Linder

  • Facilitated by Becky Rogers and Sam Gedeborg 
  • Room: OTL Commons, LI 501
  • Time: 1-2 pm 
  • Dates: Aug 31, Sept 14, Sept 28, Oct 12, Nov 2, Nov 16, Nov 30
  • Register for learning circle

The Experiential Educator: Principles and Practices of Experiential Learning by Alice Kolb and David Kolb

  • Facilitated by Jon Westover and Janel Mitchell
  • Room: SC 105B
  • Time: 1-2 pm 
  • Dates: Aug 31, Sept 14, Sept 28, Oct 12, Nov 2, Nov 16, Nov 30
  • Register: full