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Lifelong Learning Book Club: Fall 2023: Home


General Info

Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (TLI)UT Libraries, and the Department of Psychology invite anyone from UT to participate in the Lifelong Learning Book Club this Fall 2023 semester.

This book club aims to promote a community of support around lifelong learning for teachers and students a like. So faculty, staff, and students are all welcome!

This upcoming Fall 2023 semester, we will be reading 

Improving Learning and Mental Health in the College Classroom

By Robert Eaton, Steven V. Hunsaker, & Bonnie Moon

About this book:  "Mental health challenges on college campuses were a huge problem before COVID-19, and now they are even more pronounced. But while much has been written about higher education’s mental health crisis, very little research focuses on the role played by those on campus whose influence on student well-being may well be greatest: teachers. Drawing from interviews with students and the scholarship of teaching and learning, this book helps correct the oversight, examining how faculty can—instead of adding to their own significant workloads or duplicating counselors’ efforts—combat student stress through adjustments to the work they already do as teachers. Improving Learning and Mental Health in the College Classroom provides practical tips that reduce unnecessary discouragement. It demonstrates how small improvements in teaching can have great impacts in the lives of students with mental health challenges, while simultaneously boosting learning for all students." (West Virginia University Press)

The e-book is available online through the UT Libraries’ catalog, linked below.

Access to e-book

Additional Resources in UTK Library

Meeting Information & Registration

Register for sessions here!

The book club meetings will be held virtually via Zoom! We will be discussing all aspects of the book, so each session will be different.

You don't have to read the book to attend! This is just a group of people interested in lifelong learning and supporting students and new approaches to teaching!

Meeting dates and times:

  • Thurs, Sep 28th @ 11am via Zoom
    • (chp 1-3)
  • Thurs, Oct 26th @ 11am via Zoom
    • (chp 3-6)
  • Thurs, Nov 30th @ 11am in person, 

Register for sessions here!