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Pedagogy Reading Groups

Please note that we will announce our next book group in the spring.

The CTE organizes occasional reading groups open to faculty and graduate students interested in delving into a particular author’s work or into a timely pedagogical text. Facilitated by CTE staff, these groups provide instructors the opportunity to connect across disciplines about a range of teaching topics.

Past participants have mentioned “the diversity of the group - in terms of field, experience, and class type” and the “free-form conversation” as some of the benefits of the program.

Fall 2017 Reading Group

Our fall 2017 reading group discussed How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. Open to faculty and graduate students, the book group met in the CTE from 12:00 - 1:00 on the following dates (lunch provided):

  • October 4
  • October 18
  • November 1
  • November 15

Meetings are informal and are meant to provide an opportunity to share reactions, questions, and thoughts about how to implement the principles introduced in the book. Participants who can commit to attend all four meetings will receive a copy of the book. Space is limited and we will choose participants based on availability, while also aiming to create a diverse group with regards to teaching experience and disciplinary background. 

The Center for Teaching Excellence is committed to providing equal access to its events and programs. Individuals with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact

If you have any questions about the fall 2017 book group, please contact Tim Lindgren.