Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College (FBG)
Faculty Book Group | Fall 2022 | Meeting 1 of 3
* NOTE: The book group has reached maximum capacity. Please email Lando Carter if you wish to be placed on the waiting list. *
You are invited to join a group of colleagues who will be reading and discussing the book Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College, by Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert.
From the publisher’s website:
“In this revelatory book brimming with the voices of students, faculty, and staff from across the country, Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert argue that relationship-rich environments can and should exist for all students at all types of institutions [ . . . . ] Emphasizing the centrality of the classroom experience to fostering quality relationships, Felten and Lambert focus on students' influence in shaping the learning environment for their peers, as well as the key difference a single, well-timed conversation can make in a student's life. They also stress that relationship-rich education is particularly important for first-generation college students, who bring significant capacities to college but often face long-standing inequities and barriers to attaining their educational aspirations. Drawing on nearly 400 interviews with students, faculty, and staff at 29 higher education institutions across the country, Relationship-Rich Education provides readers with practical advice on how they can develop and sustain powerful relationship-based learning in their own contexts.”
The group will be facilitated by Julie Myatt and will meet three times:
Tuesday, September 13; Tuesday, October 18; Tuesday, November 15 from 1-2 p.m.
All meetings will be held in the MT Engage office, James Union Building, Room 306.
Each participant will be provided with a copy of the book in advance of the first meeting. Thanks to MT Engage for furnishing the books!
Participation is limited; if you are interested in joining the group, please register as soon as possible.
If you have questions, contact Lando Carter at Lando.Carter@mtsu.edu.
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