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Spring 2014 Faculty Book Group

Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Lang, 2013)
Facilitated by Catherine Ross and Kristi Verbeke

Join us for our popular book discussion series. This semester we will be exploring Cheating Lessons by James Lang. Nearly three-quarters of college students cheat during their undergraduate careers. Lang’s provocative new research indicates that students often cheat because their learning environments give them ample incentives to try—and that strategies which make cheating less worthwhile also improve student learning. Lang analyzes the specific, often hidden features of course design and daily classroom practice that create opportunities for cheating. Let’s talk about how we can create more effective learning environments that foster intrinsic motivation, promote mastery, and instill the sense of self-efficacy that our students need for deep learning.

The TLC book group meets four times in the semester on Fridays from 12:30-1:45 (1/24, 2/7, 2/21 and 3/7). To register, please email Catherine Ross ( The TLC will provide the book and lunch at all sessions. These discussions are very popular so we ask that you register only if you are available to attend all four sessions.