CFE Faculty Book Clubs

The Center For Faculty Excellence is hosting book clubs for faculty.  Book club topics will be focused on best practices in teaching and learning and will be facilitated by CFE Faculty Associates and Staff. Members will meet approximately 3-4 times throughout the course of the semester for discussion, dialog, and to share experiences with colleagues.  The book club schedule, including the selected book and group facilitators is listed below.

Please indicate if you need special services, assistance, or appropriate modifications to participate in an event or workshop by contacting Accessibility Services by email at or by phone at 419-372-8495. Please notify us prior to the event.

Fall Semester 2019

  • Book: A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classroom: History, Research, and Practice by Paul Baepler, J.D. Walker, D. Christopher Brooks, Kem Saichaie, and Christina I. Petersen.
  • Facilitators: Allison Goedde and Holly Barber
  • Location: Olscamp Room 106
  • Dates: Fridays: September 27, October 25, and November 22
  • Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Register for the Active Learning Classroom Faculty Book Club

  • Book: Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang
  • Facilitator: Rita Pool
  • Location: Olscamp 110
  • Dates: Thursdays: September 19, October 17, November 21, & December 12
  • Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Register for the Small Teaching Faculty Book Club

  • Book: Success After Tenure: Supporting Mid-Career Faculty edited by Baker, Vicki
  • Facilitator: Lee Nickoson
  • Location: Olscamp 106
  • Dates: Mondays: September 23, October 21, November 18, & December 16
  • Times: 11:00 AM - Noon

Register for the Success After Tenure (Mid-Career Faculty) Faculty Book Club

  • Book: Shaping Your Career: A Guide for Early Career Faculty, by Don Haviland, Anna M. Ortiz, and Laura Henriques*
  • Facilitator: Faculty and Faculty Administrators - See session schedule on registration form
  • Location: Olscamp 106
  • Dates: Fridays: September 20, October 18, and November 15
  • Times: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Register for the Shaping Your Career Book Club

Book clubs are limited to 12 members and books will be provided by the Center for Faculty Excellence.

*Note: The Shaping Your Career Book Club is open to all faculty and is limited to 20 members. The book is available for pick up in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 103 Olscamp Hall.

For additional information, contact Connie Molnar, CFE Associate Director at or 419 372-7900.