Faculty Invited to Join CSTL Spring Book Studies


The Provost’s Office is partnering with the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (CSTL) to host two book studies this semester.

Book studies are small groups of faculty that meet on a regular basis to discuss a particular book. The books are provided by the Provost’s Office. The maximum capacity for each book study is 15 participants.
This semester, the following book studies are available for faculty to join:

  • Book Study 1: “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol S. Dweck will discuss how nearly every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset – those who believe that abilities are fixed – are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset – those who believe that abilities can be developed. Meetings will be Feb. 6 and 20, March 6 and 27, and April 10.
  • Book Study 2: “Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning” by Jose Antonio Bowen will discuss the idea of “flipping the classroom,” and introduce a new way to think about higher education, learning and technology that prioritizes the benefits of the human dimension. Bowen recognizes that technology is profoundly changing and that if students are going to continue to make substantial investments in campus classes, colleges will need to provide more than what can be found online and maximize “naked” face-to-face contact with faculty. Meetings will be Feb. 5 and 19, March 5 and 19, and April 2.

Please visit https://cstl.semo.edu/workshop/ to register for a book study.