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The Center for theAdvancement of Teaching & Learning

Book Club


The CATL Book Club is offered every semester to promote professional development, discussion and reflection while learning more about learning, teaching and educational issues. We choose books with a variety of related topics including innovative teaching techniques, learning processes and changes in higher education. Discussions take place every semester and are lively and thought provoking.

If you're interested in taking part in our next Book Club, you can email the CATL or watch your email for our announcement. Also if you have a book you'd like us to consider as a future reading, please email us.

Below, you can find our most recent book selection and a link to our previous Book Club titles, all of which are available for loan from the CATL Library.

Fall 2014

Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching

By Alison Cook-Sather, Catherine Bovill & Peter Felton

Engaging Students

Student-faculty partnerships is an innovation that is gaining traction on campuses across the country. There are few established models in this new endeavor, however. Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty offers administrators, faculty, and students both the theoretical grounding and practical guidelines needed to develop student-faculty partnerships that affirm and improve teaching and learning in higher education.

  • Provides theory and evidence to support new efforts in student-faculty partnerships
  • Describes various models for creating and supporting such partnerships
  • Helps faculty overcome some of the perceived barriers to student-faculty partnerships
  • Suggests a range of possible levels of partnership that might be appropriate in different circumstances
  • Includes helpful responses to a range of questions as well as advice from faculty, students, and administrators who have hands-on experience with partnership programs

Balancing theory, step-by-step guidelines, expert advice, and practitioner experience, this book is a comprehensive why- and how-to handbook for developing a successful student-faculty partnership program.

To register for the Fall 2014 bookclub, please email for more details.

Previous Book Club Choices

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My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student What the Best Students Do Now You See It The Shallows Healing the Heart of Democracy Willpower Collaborative Learning Techniques The Heart of Higher Education Student Engagement Techniques The Art of Changing the Brain Classroom Research Clueless in Academe