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Are you looking for a relaxing way to recharge your teaching this summer? Are you looking for new ideas to bring to your classroom, but aren’t sure where to start? Do you struggle to find the time to think about pedagogy during the hustle and bustle of the regular semester? The Summer Faculty Book Club might be just the solution you’ve been searching for!


This popular Kossen Center program is back with two new books on different topics related to effective teaching practices to pique your interest. This year’s book selections are Ken Bain’s What the Best College Teachers Do and Van Brunt and Lewis’ A Faculty Guide to Addressing Disruptive and Dangerous Behavior. Both have earned excellent reviews from faculty and CTLs across the country and are sure to stimulate discussion among the participants. 

Participation in a Summer Faculty Book Club involves reading the book and taking part in at least one of two Zoom video-conference discussions about the book with other book club participants. Discussion dates will be selected once the groups have formed. Your physical presence on campus is not required- you can take part in the discussion from anywhere with a decent internet connection! While there is no registration limit for these book clubs, the first 20 registrants for each book club will receive a free copy of the book.

Click here for further details about the books and a link to both registration forms. If you have questions about the Summer Faculty Book Club or suggestions for future book club selections, please contact Amber Handy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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