Published: May 2, 2019

 What Happens When Students Own Their LearningWith spring classes behind us and fall a few months away, now’s a perfect time to reflect on the past semester and begin brainstorming for the semester ahead!

Join ASSETT’s summer book club to mingle with colleagues while discussing Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning by John Spencer and A. J. Juliani. This visually engaging book is a light read, but it’s chock-full of meaningful reflections and profound insights into ways instructors can deepen student engagement and motivation. For a taste of what’s in store, watch this short video by John Spencer, which outlines seven ways students benefit when they take charge of their own learning.

The book club will meet three times:

  • Thursday, May 23: Kickoff meeting to distribute books and meet the participants;

  • Wednesday, May 29: Hands-on workshop on to explore BuffsCreate, a new service that provides students with a web space to cultivate their digital identities and showcase their research, professional, and creative works;

  • Thursday, June 6: Wrap-up discussion and course planning activities.

Meetings will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on each of the above dates.

ASSETT will provide free copies of the book, limited-edition BuffsCreate swag, and light refreshments for all registered participants. This opportunity is open to Arts & Sciences faculty and staff, including graduate students with instructional duties.

Only 10 spaces are available -- register soon! For additional information, contact Amanda McAndrew.

Register for Book Club