Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College (FBG)

Faculty Book Group | Spring 2022 | Meeting 3 of 4

348, James E. Walker Library (LIB)

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You are invited to join a group of colleagues who will be reading and discussing the book Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College, by Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert.


From the publisher’s website: 

“In this revelatory book brimming with the voices of students, faculty, and staff from across the country, Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert argue that relationship-rich environments can and should exist for all students at all types of institutions [ . . . . ] Emphasizing the centrality of the classroom experience to fostering quality relationships, Felten and Lambert focus on students' influence in shaping the learning environment for their peers, as well as the key difference a single, well-timed conversation can make in a student's life. They also stress that relationship-rich education is particularly important for first-generation college students, who bring significant capacities to college but often face long-standing inequities and barriers to attaining their educational aspirations. 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.”

The group will be facilitated by Julie Myatt and will meet four times in person in the LT&ITC, Library 348.  The final meeting will allow book group participants to speak with one of the book’s authors: 


Tuesday, March 15; Tuesday, March 29; Tuesday, April 5 from 

1-2 p.m. 

and Friday, April 15 (Peter Felten campus visit; time TBD). 

Each participant will be provided with a copy of the book in advance of the first meeting. Thanks to MT Engage for furnishing the books!


Participation is limited; if you are interested in joining the group, please register as soon as possible.


If you have questions, contact Sheila Otto at


The LT&ITC is located in the Library, Room 348. Please visit the LT&ITC Website for more information about services available at the Center.

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