Faculty Reading Circles
Facilitated thematic conversations inspired by a selected reading, with faculty and teaching staff.
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About the reading circles
The reading circles invite faculty and teaching staff to explore readings that deepen our understanding of a theme, foster discussion, and explore related teaching and learning practices.
The objectives are to:
- Support instructors in their exploration of a topic
- Provide an opportunity to reflect upon existing practices from a new perspective or to learn about new teaching and learning practices
How it works
Participants register for a reading circle session to receive the reading materials and, if online, a link to the Zoom event. A week before the session, participants will receive a list of questions for reflection.
During each session, a facilitator leads a discussion based on a selected article or chapter. The facilitator might guide participants through reflection or practice of a method discussed in the article to provide them with a first-hand experience.
Reading circles are on pause over the summer.
Click on a reading circle session to read the event description.
Wed, Mar. 8Faculty Reading Circle on Contemplative Practices Session 1
A one-and-a-half (1.5) hour discussion on the impacts of contemplative practices on critical thinking.
Wed, Mar. 22Faculty Reading Circle on Decolonizing and Indigenizing the Academy
A one (1.5) hour discussion on indigenization and decolonization of the academy
Thu, Apr. 13Faculty Reading Circle on Contemplative Practices Session 2
A one-and-a-half (1.5) hour discussion on contemplative pedagogies, vulnerability, and deep learning.