Student-centered textbooks topic of higher education forum April 9

April 5, 2019 | UToday
By Staff



“Making Textbooks Student-Centered” will be discussed at this month’s Future of Higher Education Forum.

The program will be held Tuesday, April 9, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Health and Human Services Building Room 1711.

Dr. Matthew Liberatore, professor of chemical engineering, will lead the forum on engaging students with student-centered textbooks and other course materials.

“The relevance of textbooks is a common discussion topic, with concerns including the wordy and static nature, availability of solutions manuals, or high and rising cost,” he said.

He will share two studies that show textbooks are experiencing a 21st-century makeover to leverage technology.

The Future of Higher Education Forums are coordinated by the Office of the Provost.

Register for this month’s program and read more about the forums, including how to submit proposals for upcoming events, at the Office of the Provost website.

Faculty members who are unable to attend the forum can watch live on the Office of the Provost website. In addition, all forums are archived for future viewing.