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Book Club
Clubs are scheduled for fall and spring terms, beginning in September. Faculty and staff members can sign up for one club and must commit to reading assigned pages and participating in weekly discussions over a 4 – 6 week period. The Lucas Center provides a copy of the book for participants to keep.

 Spring 2016

Learner Centered TeachingLearner Centered Teaching:  Five Key Changes to Practice (2nd ed)
by Maryellen Weimer.  

 

In this new edition, one of the nation's most highly regarded authorities on effective college teaching offers a comprehensive introduction to the topic of learner-centered teaching in the college and university classroom, including the most up-to date examples of practice in action from a variety of disciplines, an entirely new chapter on the research support for learner-centered approaches, and a more in-depth discussion of how student's developmental issues impact the effectiveness of learner-centered teaching.
 
Wednesdays from 2-3 PM
January 20, 27, February 3, 10
 
 
 
 
generation z
 Generation Z Goes to College by Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace
 
Generation Z is rapidly replacing Millennials on college campuses. Those born from 1995 through 2010 have different motivations, learning styles, characteristics, skill sets, and social concerns than previous generations.
Generation Z Goes to College showcases findings from an in-depth study of over 1,100 Generation Z college students from 15 vastly different U.S. higher education institutions as well as additional studies from youth, market, and education research related to this generation. Authors Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace provide interpretations, implications, and recommendations for program, process, and curriculum changes that will maximize the educational impact on Generation Z students.
 
Thursdays from 11 AM - 12 PM
                                             March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14

 


Previous Book Clubs 

Fall 2015

fall 15 books


Spring 2015

Brain Rules

 
 

  


 Fall 2014

Teaching with Your Mouth ShutSkillful TeacherWhat Our Stories Teach Us

 

 Learner CenteredHow the Brain LearnsOutcasts United 


Spring 2014

 How the Brain Learns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fall 2013

Half a Life

ECO literate

Learner-centered teaching

Just-in-time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fall 2012

Courage to Teach

Inspired College Teaching

Teaching for Critical Thinking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Fall 2011

Classroom Assessment TechniquesLearner Centered Edition 1

What the Best College Teachers DoTeaching Unprepared Students  

Straight Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fall 2010

What the Best College Teachers