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Learning Circles

This program brings faculty and staff together to read, discuss, and reflect on a book of common interest. Topics range widely and vary from semester to semester. 

Fostering dialogue 

These small groups meet twice a month during the semester and set their own agendas and meeting times. Each group contains no more than 7 participants, to enhance relationship-building and ease scheduling. In turn, the TLI provides copies of the book/s in question, and asks for feedback from the group after the semester ends. 

Unexpected connections 

By bringing together faculty across the disciplines based on nothing more than faculty interest, this program encourages unanticipated collaboration and helps promote faculty relationships across campus. 

The TLI Coordinator will invite faculty to join a Learning Circle before the start of each semester. All faculty are eligible to participate.

Learning Circles for
Fall 2016

Small Teaching

Teaching What you Don’t Know

Universal Design in Higher Education

Past Learning Circles

Digital Humanities for All

Engaging Ideas

Teaching Unprepared Students

The Flipped Classroom

Assessment Clear and Simple

Mentoring At-Risk Students Through The Hidden Curriculum Of Higher Education

What Our Stories Teach Us: A Guide to Critical Reflection for College Faculty

Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of Your Classroom will Improve Student Learning

Inquiry-Based Learning

Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia

Are We Being Interdisciplinary Yet? 

Invisible Disabilities

Engaging Underrepresented Students: Implementation and Strategies