Center for Faculty Excellence

Book Discussion Groups


Fall 2021

In Fall 2021, the Center for Faculty Excellence will offer the following book discussion options:

Gateway Courses Faculty Learning Community (Flyer
Assorted Readings TBA
Facilitated by: Joanne Goodell (Teacher Education) and Conor McLennan (Psychology)
Timeline: August 30, September 13, September 27, October 18; 10:00-11:15AM
Format: 4, 75-minute sessions & asychronous Blackboard discussion. First meeting will be held in-person, and the rest will be done via Zoom. Successful completion of the FLC will include a stipend/ PD funds worth $500.

Registration due by Thursday August 26th and limited to 20 participants.

Critical Thinking Faculty Learning Community (Flyer)
Assorted Readings TBA
Facilitated by: Joanne Goodell (Teacher Education), Marian Bleeke (General Education/ Art History), Marcus Schultz-Bergin (PCR), Mandi Goodsett (Michael Schwartz Library)
Timeline: Online throughout Fall 2021
Format: 2 Live Zoom meetings on Tuesdays 9/07 & 10/19 during Common Hour, asynchronous weekly on Blackboard through the rest of the Fall semester, plus a 1-day workshop in December. Successful completion includes a $300 stipend.

Registration due by Friday September 3rd. 

*New* Civic Engagement Faculty Learning Community (Flyer)
Assorted Readings TBA
Facilitated by: Mamadou Seck (Social Work) and Edward Horowitz (Communication)
Timeline: October 6 – November 3, 2021 
Format: Three, 75-minute Zoom meetings, discussion assignments in Blackboard

Teach Your Students How to Learn
Text: "Teach Your Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills & Motivation" By Saundra McGuire (book provided free of cost by CFE)
Facilitated by: Joanne Goodell (Teacher Education)
Timeline: TBA