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First Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm.

Wednesdays: 1-2 pm

February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5


Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College.
RSVP: The CTE provides books for all community members who are able to meet for at least 3 out of 4 sessions.

From the Johns Hopkins University Press website:
In Relationship-Rich Education, Felten and Lambert demonstrate that for relationships to be central in undergraduate education, colleges and universities do not require immense resources, privileged students, or specially qualified faculty and staff. All students learn best in an environment characterized by high expectation and high support, and all faculty and staff can learn to teach and work in ways that enable relationship-based education. 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.

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