CAT Fall Book Discussion: Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College

Decades of research demonstrate the transformative potential and the lasting legacies of a relationship-rich college experience. In Relationship-Rich Education, Felten and Lambert (2020) 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. Drawing on nearly 400 interviews with students, faculty, and staff at 29 higher education institutions across the country, Relationship-Rich Education provides readers with practical advice on how they can develop and sustain powerful relationship-based learning in their own contexts.

This book group will meet three times this semester (10/21, 11/4 & 11/18) from 3:30-4:30 in ZSR 665 (Faculty Commons Classroom inside the Faculty Commons space in ZSR Wilson Wing). We will provide the book and snacks for the first 12 registrants. These discussions are very popular so we ask that you register only if you are available to attend all sessions.

Register for the Relationship-Rich Education book discussion here

Thursday, October 21 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

More dates through November 18, 2021

ZSR Library, 665 (Faculty Commons Classroom) ZSR Library, 1834 Wake Forest Rd, Winston-Salem, NC, 27109


Academic Centers / Institutes, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Target Audience

Faculty, Staff


Contact name

Kristi Verbeke

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