The Kaneb Center regularly purchases books on teaching and learning in higher education for small informal reading groups. This program is open to faculty, graduate student teaching assistants, and postdoctoral scholars
Every summer a set of titles is posted and individuals are invited to sign up for a specific book. The center then connects them with others interested in the same title.
For summer 2018 we are recommending five books:
- Cheating Lessons (2018)
Bain summarizes the literature on academic cheating. Provides strategies to encourage learning & reduce cheating.
- Dynamic Lecturing (2017)
Harrington and Zakrajsek offer evidence-based approaches to lecturing that engage students and promote learning.
- Encountering Faith in the Classroom: Turning Difficult Discussions into Constructive Engagement (2008)
Diamond offers essays exploring topics related to religion and responding to student concerns.
- Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (2014)
Brown and Roediger draw on cognitive psychology and other disciplines to offer techniques for becoming more productive learners.
- The Skillful Teacher (2015)
Brookfield delineates practical and effective techniques for the college classroom. Discussion, critical thinking, inclusivity, and more.