Mercy Book Club to discuss student-driven curricula on Tues., April 16

Faculty and staff who have been reading Brian Schultz’s “Spectacular Things Happen Along the Way: Lessons from an Urban Classroom” will gather in the Bishop Quarter Room at 3:15 p.m. on Tues., April 16 for a final discussion of this educational case study. Central to the discussion will be the topic of student-driven curricula; that is, achieving course outcomes by connecting content to student interests and concerns.

This discussion session will build on earlier discussions – about the book in February and with the author in March. Nonetheless, all faculty and staff who have read “Spectacular Things” are welcome to join this final conversation. Faculty members Kathleen McInerney (School of Education) and Michael O’Keeffe (College of Arts and Sciences) will facilitate the discussion. Complimentary appetizers and beverages will enhance the flow of ideas.

The Mercy Book Club, a partnership between the Office for University Mission and Heritage and an academic unit of the University, creates an opportunity for faculty and staff to explore ethical and religious issues particular to one discipline yet relevant to most disciplines. The School of Education is this year’s collaborating academic partner; in 2011-12, the School of Nursing took that role.