This Week for Faculty: September 10, 2018

by | Sep 10, 2018

What does research tell us about how we learn, and what does this mean for our teaching practices? Join our Faculty Reading Group to reflect on your teaching and share strategies with your peers.

Featured Workshop

Discussion-into-Practice: Student Learning and Metacognition Faculty Reading Group

Each week participants will dive into the literature and explore metacognition, the practice of examining how we learn, by discussing an article or book chapter. Together participants will consider how the research could inform our practices, reflect on our teaching, and share strategies.

We will meet for three Thursdays in September (September 13, 20, and 27). It’s not necessary to attend every meeting. Please join us as your interests dictate and schedule allows. Lunch will be served!

Our reading schedule is as follows:
– September 13, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Chapter 7. How Do Students Become Self-Directed Learners? In Ambrose et al. “How Learning Works : 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching.” Access the reading here.
– September 20, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Metcalfe, J. and Xu, J. (2017). Learning from one’s own errors and those of others. Psychonomic Bulletin Review. Access the reading here.
– September 27, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Dunlosky, J.; Rawson, K.A.; Marsh, E.J. … (2013). Improving Students’ Learning with Effective Learning Techniques: Promising Directions From Cognitive and Educational Psychology. Psychological Science in the Public Interest. Access the reading here.

Want to learn more about metacognition? Check our new resource!



Upcoming Events

Engaged Lecturing: From Design to Delivery

While lecture is a common teaching method used across disciplines, it can be challenging to design and deliver them in ways that simultaneously engage students and help them learn important course content. In this session, instructors will explore the elements of an effectively designed and delivered lecture and leave with strategies to maximize their students’ learning.


Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 203

Register here.


Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Armory, Hospitality Rm (4th Fl)

Register here.


See all upcoming workshops

Planning ahead?


Teaching question?


Drop in Butler Library 212 for walk-in consultation hours.