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OTL Book Club Description 

What is the OTL Book Club? 

The OTL Book Club brings together faculty and instructors from across UofG to spark connections, discuss teaching theory and practice, and share ideas and resources related to teaching and learning. Each semester, we choose a book focused on some aspect of teaching and learning in higher education. Previous book topics have included teaching critical thinking, decolonizing education, the role of emotions in teaching and understanding how humans learn. Details on previous books we’ve read can be found here

What Can Book Club Members Expect? 

Book club discussions are informative, candid, fun, and respectful. Book club members meet to discuss the book and share resources and ideas related to teaching in different disciplines. These resources are shared in an OTL Book Club Teams site, which book club members can continue to access after the book club ends. When possible, we invite an author to join us to discuss their work at one meeting. 

Who Can Join? 

The OTL Book Club is open to all University of Guelph faculty members and instructors (including teaching assistants and sessionals).  

Time and Location 

The OTL Book Club typically meets bi-weekly for 1.5hours. We read and discuss one book during a semester over approximately 8 meetings. OTL Book Club meetings are held synchronously online via Microsoft Teams and in-person in Day Hall. Check out the information below for the timing of this semester’s Book Club meetings.  

Suggest a Book Club Selection

Have you read and enjoyed a book related to teaching and learning that you think others would benefit from reading? Have you been meaning to read a book about teaching and learning but need some peer accountability to help you prioritize it? If so, share a suggestion for a book or topic for an upcoming book club using this short form. Thank you! 

Contact Us


E-mail the Office of Teaching and Learning (otl@uoguelph.ca) with any questions related to your teaching and learning needs.