Book Discussions

Periodically, we organize a cross-disciplinary gathering of faculty who meet to discuss a variety of books related to teaching and learning. Each book discussion group consists of about a half dozen people who meet two or three times over the course of a month or so. The book discussions build community across campus related to issues of teaching and learning. To recommend a book for next book discussion, please contact  Also, please look at the list of books currently available in the Center for Teaching and Learning library by visiting Librarything CTL website.  

Books recently acquired by the Center for Teaching & Learning

"A Concise Guide to Improving Student Learning: Six Evidence-Based Principles and How to Apply Them," by Diane Cummings Persellin and Mary Blythe Daniels.

"Cooperative Learning in Higher Education, Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy." Edited by Barbara J. Mills.

"Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students' Self-Awareness and Learning Skills." By Linda B. Nilson.

"Cultivating Humanity: A Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education," by Martha C. Nussbaum.

"Discussion in the College Classroom: Getting your Students Engaged and Participating in Person and Online," by Jay R. Howard.

"Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life," by William Deresiewicz.

"Gamify your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning," by Mathew Farber.

"In Defense of a Liberal Education," by Fareed Zakaria.

"The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game," by Lee Sheldon.

"The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony with your Brain," by Terry Doyle and Todd Zakrajsek.

"Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities," by Martha C. Nussbaum.

"Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions," By Stephen D. Brookfield.

"What the Best College Teachers Do," by Ken Bain.