The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Spring 2009 semester book groups.

The goal of the Book Group is to utilize selected reading materials to facilitate dialogue, reflection, and ideas for teaching.  Discussions focus primarily on our roles and responsibilities as educators and as members of the university community.

All books will be provided by the CTE free of charge to participants.  There are two ways to participate.

(1) Donna Qualters director of the CTE is facilitating a group using Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice by Maryellen Weimer. In this much needed resource, Maryellen Weimer-one of the nation's most highly regarded authorities on effective college teaching-offers a comprehensive work on the topic of learner-centered teaching in the college and university classroom.

(2) Laurie Levesque, Assistant Dean and Academic Director, Undergraduate Business Programs, will facilitate a group using My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student by Rebekah Nathan. An anthropology professor in her mid-fifties conceals her identity, registers as a freshman, moves into a dorm, and uses her expertise in ethnographic fielwork to research college life and today's university students.