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.

Spring 2017 Learning Circles

Tuesdays

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

  • Facilitated by Ursula Sorensen
  • Room: OTL Commons, LI 501
  • Time: 12-1pm
  • Dates: Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 28, Mar 14, Mar 28, Apr 11
  • Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/daring-greatly-lc

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood….and the Rest of Ya’ll Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education by Christopher Emdin 

  • Facilitated by Trevor Morris
  • Room: OTL Commons, LI 501
  • Time: 1-2 pm
  • Dates: Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 28, Mar 14, Mar 28, Apr 11
  • Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/folks-lc17

The Neuroscience of Learning and Development: Enhancing Creativity, Compassion, Critical Thinking, and Peace in Higher Education. Marilee Brescainai Ludvik, Editor

Wednesday

Why Students Resist Learning: A Practical Model for Understanding and Helping Students. Anton Tolman and Janine Kremling, Eds

  • Facilitated by Anton Tolman and Trevor Morris
  • Room: OTL Commons, LI 501
  • Time: 12-1 pm 
  • Dates: Jan 18, Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 1, Mar 15, Mar 29, Apr 12
  • Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/students-resist-lc

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable: Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

  • Facilitated by Ursula  Sorensen
  • Room: Nursing conference room at the Health Professionals Building
  • Time:12-1 pm 
  • Dates: Jan 18, Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 1, Mar 15, Mar 29, Apr 12
  • http://tinyurl.com/daring-greatly-hp

Gender and Pedagogy

  • Facilitated by Bethany Alden
  • Room: OTL Commons, LI 501
  • Time: 2-3 pm 
  • Dates: Jan 18, Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 1, Mar 15, Mar 29, Apr 12
  • Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/gender-LC17 

Thursday

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: Jan 19, Feb 2, Feb 16, Mar 2, Mar 16, Apr 6, Apr 13
  • Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/sculpt-lc-spring17

Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning by Matthew Farber

  • Facilitated by Sam Gedeborg and Jared Chapman
  • Room: OTL Commons, LI 501
  • Time: 1-2 pm 
  • Dates: Jan 19, Feb 2, Feb 16, Mar 2, Mar 16, Apr 6, Apr 13
  • Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/gamify-lc

Liberating Service Learning: And the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement by Randy Stoecker

Teaching the Large College Class: A Guidebook for Instructors with Multitudes by Frank Heppner