College of Veterinary Medicine

Teaching Academy

Summer Book Club


The CVM Teaching Academy summer book club will continue this year.  For the past 3 years we have had a successful program which has provided a great opportunity for anyone interested in Teaching & Learning to get together and discuss educational topics in a comfortable setting.  

The "Book" Club format:

The “book club" will meet for 8 weeks to discuss selected teaching related articles. As in the past three years, the guiding principle will continue to be "no guilt/no pressure.”

The format will allow participants to attend as time allows. Basically, you are invited to participate whenever you can.

The only expectation will be when it’s your week to help facilitate the discussion.

There will be two parallel gatherings:

  • Groups will meet either on campus during the day or off-campus in the evening
    1. One group will meet on campus during the day Thursdays at 2 pm in the Bustad Coffee Area or Bustad 110J.
    2. One group will meet after hours and outdoors as weather permits on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm at Banyans on the Ridge
  • Anyone can attend either gathering or all them - it is up to you.

The 2014 Summer "Book" Club selected readings:

    Each week the Group Leader will have the select a primary and secondary articles from:

    1. The assigned monthly Teaching Professor Archive Selections (pre-assigned issues for each week will be set)  and/OR
      • For instructions to access the Teaching Professor, click here. (internal site - if unable to access, please email for information)
    2. Can supplement the discussion with the primary literature articles related to the Teaching Professor selection.

2014 Summer Schedule:

Date
Group Leader
Article
May 9, 2014
Steve Lampa
Lunch Organizational Meeting in Bustad 145 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
May 20th & 22nd
DAY & EVENING: Steve Lampa

May 2014 issue:
Primary Article: "Cumulative Tests and Finals" by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Secondary Article "Ah-ha Moments—When Cooperative Learning in the Classroom Works" by Sophie Lampard Dennis
May 27th
EVENING: John Nilson 
Jan/Feb 2014 issues:
Primary Article: "Putting PowerPoint in Its Place " by Rebecca M. Giles, Leah H. Kinniburgh
Secondary Article "What Fitness Bands Can Teach Us about Classroom Assessment" by Karen S. Buchanan Dennis
May 29th
DAY: Beck Dueben 
Jan/Feb 2014 issues:
Primary Article: "Cooperative Learning Structures and Deep Learning " by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Secondary Article "Getting Students to Do the Reading" by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
June 3rd
EVENING: Allison James 
December 2013 issue:
Primary Article: "Teacher Questions: An Alternative? " by Larry Spence
Secondary Article "Why Students Should Be Taking Notes" by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
June 5th
DAY: Bert Tanner 
November 2013 issue:
Primary Article: "Teaching Goal-Writing to All Students " by Christine O'Keefe
Secondary Article "Whose Classroom Is It Anyway?" by Candice Dowd Barnes, Ph.D. , Patricia Kohler-Evans, Ph.D.
June 17th
EVENING: Tandi Ngwenyamn 
May/June 2013 issues:
Primary Article: "Texting: Extent, Attitudes, Other Interesting Information " by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Secondary Article "Does Use of Course Materials Placed Online Improve Performance?" by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
June 19th
DAY: Kay Brothers 
May/June 2013 issues:
Primary Article: "Don’t Assume Difficult Question Automatically Lead to Higher-Order Thinking " by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Secondary Article "Observations about Questioning" by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
June 24th
EVENING: Jason Watts 
April 2013 issue:
Primary Article: "Less Teaching and More Learning?" by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Secondary Article "Assessing Team Members" by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
June 26th
DAY: Levi O'Loughlin 
March 2013 issue:
Primary Article: "Can You Write Your Way to Better Teaching?" by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Secondary Article "The Art of Asking Question" by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
July 8th
EVENING: Jennifer Watts 
Feb 2013 issue:
Primary Article: "The Writing Process" by Paul T. Corrigan
Secondary Article "A New Way to Assess Student Learning" by Deborah Bracker
July 10th
DAY:  Briana Morrison
Jan/Feb 2013 issues:
Primary Article: "Does It Matter How Students Feel about a Course?" by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Secondary Article "Test-Item Order: Does It Matter?" by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
July 15th
EVENING: Leticia Fanucchi
Nov/Dec 2012 issues:
Primary Article: "Teaching Metacognition Implicitly" by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Secondary Article "A Quiz Design that Motivates Students" by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
July 17th
DAY: Pamela Lee
Nov/Dec 2012 issues:
Primary Article: "When More than One Teacher Teaches the Course" by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.
Secondary Article "Quick Feedback, Engaged Students" by Kevin Brown
July 22nd
EVENING:  Sam Gizerian
August/October 2012 issues:
Primary Article: "Multitasking and Learning " by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.

Secondary Article "Students and Reading: An Impressive Analysis" by Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.

July 24th
DAY:  Jane Wardrop
August/October 2012 issues:
Primary Article: "Avoiding information overload: Remembering Course Goals" by John A. Dern
Secondary Article "Energize your classroom with humor" by Alicja Rieger, Ph.D.

For details on previous years:

Last Edited: Jul 08, 2014 11:55 AM   

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