Faculty Innovator Cafe

The Faculty Innovator Cafe is a community of scholarly dialogue.  Cafe participants meet four times a semester in the CITL and explore innovative teaching and learning techniques through the use of a common reader, conversational experiences, and peer support. For spring 2019, participants are reading "Small Teaching" by James Lang

Faculty who complete the faculty innovator cafe are eligible to compete in a Shark Tank style competition during an Our Turn session that takes place each August. 

If you would like to join this community please reach out to Samantha Blevins, sblevins@radford.edu.

Past common readers are as follows: 

  • Spring 2015 - Terry Doyle's “Learner-Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning Into Practice”
  • Fall 2015  - Terry Doyle's “Learner-Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning Into Practice” and "Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students’ Self-Awareness and Learning Skills" by Linda B. Nilson
  • Spring 2016 -  "Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning" by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III and Mark A. McDaniel
  • Fall 2016 - Terry Doyle's “Learner-Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning Into Practice” and "The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony With Your Brain" by Terry Doyle, Todd D. Zakrajsek, Jeannie H. Loeb (Foreword)
  • Spring 2017 - Selected scholarly articles related to monthly topics of group interest
  • Fall 2017 - Terry Doyle's “Learner-Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning Into Practice” and "The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity" by George Couros
  • Spring 2018 - "Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life" by Susan David; special edition REALISE conversation on Terry Doyle's “Learner-Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning Into Practice”
  • Fall 2018 - Terry Doyle's “Learner-Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning Into Practice”, "Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era" by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith; and a special edition REALISE conversation on "Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation" by Saundra Yancy McGuire

If you would like to join this community please reach out to Samantha Blevins, sblevins@radford.edu.

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