University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Faculty study seminar will discuss ‘What the Best College Students Do’

In this faculty study seminar, we’ll read a book targeted not at us, but at our students. What the Best College Students Do is about how successful college students found their passions and learned how to learn. The book combines research on motivation and learning with individuals’ stories to identify some key characteristics of students who stand out from the crowd.

If you are thinking about how to nurture your best students and how to help all students fully engage in their education, this is a group to join. Faculty study seminars meet four times over the semester at a time agreed on by the group. Books are provided by OID, and your only obligations are to read and be ready for discussion.

This seminar will be facilitated by Ryan Zerr and Kathleen Vacek. To join, send an email request with your fall weekly schedule to