Fall Teaching & Learning reading discussion to feature 2nd ed of Small Teaching

The Teaching Academy and the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) invite instructors to join Purdue West Lafayette’s faculty teaching and learning reading group this fall semester to read and discuss the second edition of James Lang’s Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning.

These reading groups bring together faculty from around the campus in small groups to discuss how recent books about the classroom and teaching and learning may inform what they do. This semester’s selection is a significantly expanded edition of one of the most influential books on teaching and learning from the past decade, and a favorite of many former reading group participants. 

Participants will read the book over three meetings throughout the semester to discuss the ideas, theories, and application for this semester and in the future. They may choose to join meetings either in-person or virtually:
-In-person on Thursdays 2-3:30 p.m., Oct. 12, Nov. 9, and Dec. 7.
-Virtually on Fridays noon-1:30 p.m., Oct. 13, Nov. 10, and Dec. 8.

Faculty who would like to participate during fall 2023 may complete the online questionnaire by Thurs., Aug. 31, providing information about themselves and their availability.

Those who cannot make it this semester but are interested in faculty reading and learning communities, or who have suggestions for future books/topics, may contact Dan Guberman at dguberma@purdue.edu. 

CIE is a member of Innovative Learning, Purdue West Lafayette’s hub approach to connect PWL instructors to the resources they need to engage students, develop courses in any instructional modality, and enhance learning across the University. Other members include Libraries and the School of Information Studies and Purdue University Online. To learn more, visit www.purdue.edu/innovativelearning or email InnovativeLearningTeam@purdue.edu.
For questions and support at your campus, contact:
Purdue Global: Direct teaching-related questions to askctl@purdueglobal.edu. Technical support questions should be directed to TechSupport@purdueglobal.edu or 866-522-7747 (toll-free).
Purdue Fort Wayne: Teaching-related questions should be directed to PFW’s Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) at
celt@pfw.edu, 260-481-6354, or CELT’s website for resources and to request one on one consultations. Technical support questions should be directed to PFW’s IT Services Help Desk helpdesk@pfw.edu or 260-481-6030.
Purdue Northwest: Direct teaching-related questions to the Center for Faculty Excellence at
cfe@pnw.edu, 219-989-8328, or CFE’s website. Technical support questions should be directed to The Office of Instructional Technology by email oit@pnw.edu or OIT’s website or through their Virtual Help Desk.