Faculty, staff and students join together in small groups to discuss works related to teaching and learning or the University's common discussion theme program, Campus Cross-Talk. (For more information see the 2012-13 academic catalog, under Academic Information and Policies, (http://www.quinnipiac.edu/academics/catalog.) The groups are invited to meet with visiting authors and to suggest new topics for discussion.

Contact Information
Deborah Clark, director of the Collaborative for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Terri Johnson, director of Academic Affairs

Joanne Robertson, associate director of admissions and transcript evaluator

Fall 2012 Reading
The University Book Club read Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (2011) in advance of the Oct. 17, 2012, panel on bioethics. Henrietta Lacks' son David served as one of the panelists.

Reading List -- Below are some of the works selected by the book club
Ambrose, S.A., Bridges, M.W., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M.C. & Norman, M.K. (2010) "How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching."

Despommier, D.D. (2011) "The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century."

Glennon, R. (2009) "Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and
What To Do About It

Kristof, N.D. and WuDunn, S. (2010) "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide."

Skloot, R. (2011) "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."

Stuart, T. (2009) "Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal."

Tagg, J. (2003) "The Learning Paradigm College."

Willingham, D. (2009) "Why Don't Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom"

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