Faculty Reading Groups

CAT’s faculty reading groups are cross-disciplinary gatherings, offering faculty, adjuncts, and faculty development partners an opportunity to meet and discuss books, on a variety of topics related to teaching and learning, in a relaxed and safe environment.

Reading groups typically last three weeks (one 2-hour meeting per week) and are limited to 10 participants. Faculty may participate in only one reading group per semester. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Faculty who agree to participate in a reading group receive a complimentary copy of the book. Reading groups are facilitated by a member of the CAT staff, a faculty fellow or special guest.

We hope that you’ll consider joining a faculty reading group. It’s a great way to meet colleagues from across the university, and be inspired by their ideas and teaching experiences. You’ll find this semester’s list of reading group books below each with a link to register and instructions on how to get your complimentary copy of the book.

Please note: To ensure productive discussion, participants should be able to commit to all scheduled meetings; we ask that you review your calendar to confirm you can attend before signing up.

book jacket for Navigating Difficult Moments in Teaching Diversity and Social Justice

 

Navigating Difficult Moments in Teaching Diversity and Social Justice 

Theme(s):
Inclusive Teaching


Thursday, June 15th
Thursday, June 22nd
Thursday, June 29th
Thursday, July 6th
Thursday, July 13th


11:00 a.m. to Noon
Virtual on Zoom


Participants will receive the Zoom link and instructions for book pick-up via email. 

 

 

Below you will find a list of our previous books by year.

  • 2023

    Spring 2023

    • Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto
    • Designing and Delivering Effective Online Instruction
  • 2022

    Spring 2022

    • Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning
    • Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
    • The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine
    • How to be Antiracist

     

    Summer 2022

    Learner-Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning into Practice

     

    Fall 2022

    • What Inclusive Instructors Do
    • Atomic Habits
    • The Aims of Higher Education
    • Navigating Difficult Moments in Teaching Diversity and Social Justice
    • Reach Everyone Teach Everyone
  • 2021

    Spring 2021

    • How Learning Works
    • Dare to Lead
    • Let's Talk About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Teaching Series  

     

    Summer 2021

    • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
    • Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art
    • Using Zines to Support Learner-Centered Pedagogy
    • Equity Talk to Equity Walk: A Guide for Campus-Based Leadership and Practice

     

    Fall 2021

    • Grading for Equity
    • Changemakers: Educating with Purpose 
    • Inner Work of Racial Justice
    • Online Teaching at its Best

     

  • 2020

    Spring 2020

    • Deep Work
    • Assessing and Improving Your Teaching

     

    Summer 2020

    • Cheating Lessons
    • Teaching the Whole Student

     

  • 2019

    Spring 2019

    • Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization
    • A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
    • How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching
    • The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion 

     

    Fall 2019

    • Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty 
    • Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning
    • Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning
    • The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want
    • Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher
    • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
    • Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
  • 2018

    Spring 2018

    • Creating self-regulated learners
    • The Spark of Learning
    • The Meaningful Writing Project
    • Intellectual Empathy
    • The Courage to Teach
    • Minds Online
    • A Whole New Mind

    Summer 2018

    • The Contemplative Mind in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    • Assessing and Improving Your Teaching: Strategies and Rubrics for Faculty Growth and Student Learning

    Fall 2018 

    • Using Simulations to Promote Learning in Higher Education
    • The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness
    • Teaching at its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors
    • Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race
  • 2017

    Spring 2017

    • Mindset
    • Blind Spot
    • Minds Online
    • Teach Students How to Learn
    • What The Best College Teachers Do
    • My Word!: Plagiarism and College Culture
    • Collaborative Imagination

    Summer 2017

    • Spark of Learning
    • Creating self-regulated learners
    • Learner Centered Teaching

    Fall 2017

    • What the Best College Teachers Do
    • Teaching the Whole Student
    • The College Fear Factor Reading Group
    • Team based Learning
  • 2016

    Spring 2016

    • Why Don't Students Like School?
    • Mindset
    • Specifications Grading
    • Minds Online
    • The College Fear Factor
    • Blind Spot
    • The Shallows
    • Make it Stick Reading Group
    • Teaching First-Year College Students

    Summer 2016

    • Cheating Lessons

    Fall 2016

    • Engaging Ideas
    • Team Based Learning
    • How Learning Works
    • Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher
    • Teaching to Transgress
    • Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain
    • Small Teaching Reading Group
    • Learner Centered Teaching
  • 2015

    Spring 2015

    • Online Teaching
    • The College Fear Factor
    • How Learning Works
    • How College Works
    • Drive
    • Getting Started With Team-Based Learning
    • Why Don't Students Like School?
    • What It Means for the Classroom
    • Student Engagement Techniques
    • Presumed Incompetent
    • Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with
    • Technology

    Fall 2015

    • What The Best College Teachers Do
    • Effective Instruction for STEM Disciplines
    • How Learning Works
    • Learner Centered Teaching
    • Engaging IDEAS
    • Cheating Lessons
    • Collaborative Learning Techniques
  • 2014

    Spring 2014

    • Paying for the Party
    • Cheating Lessons
    • Now You See It
    • Quiet
    • Blindspot
    • Team-Based Learning
    • Effective Instruction for STEM Disciplines

    Summer 2014

    • Made to Stick
    • Teaching First-Year Students

    Fall 2014

    • Mindset
    • The Online Teaching Survival Guide
    • Faculty Working Group: Teaching Hybrid
    • Classes
    • The Storytelling Animal
  • 2013

    Fall 2013

    • Mindset
    • Effective Instruction for STEM Disciplines
    • Stereotype Threat
    • Teaching First-Year Students
    • Engaging Ideas
    • Pedagogy of Freedom

Suggestions

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