Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning


Reading Group

The CATL Reading Group is open to all. Join us to discuss a few short readings a few times each semester. Our discussions will center on themes central to teaching and learning. Each semesters’ topics follow a “common thread,” but prior involvement is never required.
These Reading Groups will also inspire Special Topics Workshops (though attendance to both is never required).

Fall 2017

Collaborative Learning

SEP. 14, 2017, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Collaborative learning occurs at many scales, from quick discussion prompts to semester-long projects. Talk through readings that explore the nuances of collaborative learning with your colleagues at this reading group.

Are you Smart Enough? ...
by Alexander W. Astin

NOV. 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Come together with staff and instructors across the campus to consider how the obsession with smartness as a factor for entry and success in higher education promotes systemic inequities and a “fixed” mindset amongst instructors, staff and students. This event is sponsored by the Inclusive Excellence Committee and the “Becoming a Student-Ready University” grant.  To sign up for the meeting and to get a copy of the book, e-mail

Small Teaching...
by James M. Lang


Consider registering for our reading club designed for first and second year instructors at UWGB! Over the next year we’ll meet four times to discuss James M. Lang’s book detailing how even small changes to your course can boost student success. For more information and the register, e-mail