What the Best College Students Do, Book Group

Tuesday, November 27, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, in 023 Dunbar Library.

Led by Marjorie McLellan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Urban Affairs and Geography.

Ken Bain, the author of What the Best College Teachers Do (2004), has a new book What the Best College Students Do (Harvard University Press, 2012). Bain looks in particular at how the college experience influenced highly creative people in a variety of fields.

Bain argues that university students "thrive in cooperative classroom environments." In interviews he found that the best college students were able to "look beyond the transcript, to make connections across disciplines, to develop a 'meta-cognitive' understanding of their own ways of thinking, and to find ways to negotiate ill-structured problems rather than simply looking for right answers."

Bain is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of the District of Columbia and Professor of History and Urban Education. He is the founding director of four university teaching and learning centers include the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University. Read an interview with Ken Bain on the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Portal.

Call x4522 to reserve your spot and make arrangements to receive your complimentary copy of the book or eBook.