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Summer Reading 2014

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May 23, 2014
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The Academic Technology Center, Gordon Library, and the Morgan Teaching & Learning Center are collaborating once again to host summer book or article discussion groups on topics of teaching, learning, and higher education.

From a number of suggestions from community members, They have narrowed down to the following set of publications which we think could elicit broad interest:

  • Maxine Alterio and Janice McDrury, Learning through Storytelling in Higher Education: Using Reflection and Experience to Improve Learning (2003)
  • Andrew Jamison et al., “Hybrid Learning: An Integrative Approach to Engineering Education” [article] (2014)
  • Daniel Kahneman, Thinking Fast and Slow (2011)
  • James M. Lang, Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (2013)
  • Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (2002)
  • Claude Steele, Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (2011)
  • Marjorie Vai and Kristen Sosulski, Essentials of Online Course Design: A Standards-Based Guide (2011)

For more information on each title and to identify your interests and general summer availability, please respond to the following survey by next Wednesday, May 28:

http://wpi.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bDzNcbnLNyqOVw1

The final selection of titles (most likely 3) will depend on levels of interest and availability of facilitators. Each group will likely meet twice over the summer. Specific dates for each group will be chosen once the selections are made. Faculty, staff, administrators, and students are welcome to participate.