Spring 2022

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.

Click on the book images below for date, time, and registration! Click on the book title for the Amazon description.

The Misinformation Age book cover
 

The Missing Course

Monday @ 1pm on the following dates: 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11

Livestream on Teams 

Facilitated by Aicha Rochdi 

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Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Insights in Brain Science to Help Students Learn

Tuesdays @ 1pm on the following dates: 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/12

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Facilitated by Trevor Morris

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Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning book cover
 

On Being a Mentor: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty, Second Edition 2nd Edition by Brad Johnson

Wednesdays @ 12pm on the following dates: 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13

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Facilitated by Ben Johnson

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Place-Based Education in the Global Age: Local Diversity by Gregory Smith and David Gruenewald

Wednesdays @ 1pm on the following dates: 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6

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Facilitated by Hilary Hungerford and Sean Crossland

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Teaching Change: How to Develop Independent Thinkers Using Relationships, Resilience, and Reflection by Jose Bowen

Wednesdays @ 2pm: 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13

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Facilitated by Trevor Morris

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Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College by Peter Felten and Leo Lambert

Thursdays @ 12pm: 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14

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Facilitated by Sam Gedeborg

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Service Learning Selected Literature

Service Learning Selected literature

Thursdays @ 2pm: 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14

Livestream on Teams

Facilitated by Lea Hernandez and Janel Mitchell

In this learning circle, we will be exploring and applying recent academic articles in the field of community engagement and service-learning.

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Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho 

Fridays @ 12pm: 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15

Livestream on Teams

Facilitated by Kris Oldroyd and Jennifer Shubert

In this learning circle, UVU students of color will cohost with their faculty mentors. They will invite group members to engage in difficult conversations about race and racism not only in the United States, but right here in Utah. Student facilitators will describe their experiences navigating their identities as people of color in a primarily white community and share what faculty can do to facilitate an end to racism.

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Diversity and Inclusion Selected Literature

Diversity and Inclusion Selected Literature

Fridays @ 2pm: 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15

Livestream on Teams

Facilitated by Lea Hernandez and Calley Marotta

Description:

In this learning circle, we will be exploring and applying recent academic articles in the field of diversity, equity, inclusion, and pedagogy. Potential topics include transformative teaching, critical pedagogy, and critical race theory.

 

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