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Book Club


Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Book Club

CETL Book Clubs are limited to 12 members; to register, email cetl@uwsuper.edu

Each book club member will receive a complimentary copy of the featured book as well as engaging conversation with other interested colleagues. All educators, faculty and staff of all ranks, are welcome and encouraged to participate in a CETL book club.

CETL requests that you attend all scheduled meetings for the book club. At the conclusion of the book club, your reflections on the value of the book, as well as the book club experience, would be appreciated; please send this in 250 words or less via email to CETL.  Your input will be included in the upcoming issue of the CETL Connections Newsletter.  Check out the newsletters by linking to the RECENT NEWS right sidebar on CETL's webpage to read about participation in book clubs from past semesters. 

Spring 2014 CETL Book Clubs

Roads Taken: The Professorial Life, Scholarship
in Place, and the Public Good 
 

Link on book title for Book Club Announcement with more details and downloadable pdf.

This book club met on three Wednesdays: March 26, April 2 and April 9, with Maria Cuzzo facilitating the discussions with seven members of the morning group (meeting 7:30 - 8:45 a.m.) and another seven members of the afternoon group (meeting 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.)  In addition to Maria Cuzzo, book club members included Deb Augsburger, Faith Hensrud, Sarah LaChance Adams, Mary Lee-Nichols Emily Levings, Sakib MahmudSue Masterson, Brent Opall, David Orts, Lorena Rios Mendoza, Cherie Sawinski, Deborah Schlacks, Joel Sipress, and Jamie White-Farnham.  Be watching for their comments about the book and their experience in the Book Club in the upcoming Issue 12 of the CETL Connections Newsletter

 

Encouraging the Heart: A Leader's Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others; and Workbook

Meets on Wednesdays  April 23, April 30 and May 7 
Link on title for more details and downloadable pdf.
Sign up deadline has been extended from April 7 to noon April 11th.  Remember to indicate either morning 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. group or afternoon 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. group when you register for the book club to cetl@uwsuper.edu

  

Fall 2013 CETL Book Club

Email CETL@uwsuper.edu to request your complimentary book.  Book club discussions will begin in mid-October.  See details below.
BookClubFlyer-Fall2013

Three CETL Book Clubs for Spring 2013 

Each of the CETL Book Clubs is limited to 12 members;  to register, email cetl@uwsuper.edu.  Each book club member will receive a complimentary copy of the featured book(s) as well as engaging conversation with other interested colleagues. All educators, faculty and staff of all ranks, are welcome and encouraged to join a book club. 

CETL requests that you attend all scheduled meetings for the book club you register for. At the conclusion of the book club, your reflections on the value of the book, as well as the book club experience, would be appreciated; please send this in 250 words or less via email to cetl@uwsuper.edu   Your input will be included in the upcoming issue of the CETL Connections Newsletter.

 CETL Book Club Picture

Photo taken by David Orts, CETL's Audio-Visual Production Specialist


CETL's first offering for Spring 2013 will be facilitated by Dr. Maria Cuzzo as a BOOK-ENDED book club featuring two books by Ken Bain and will focus on the teacher-student partnership for quality education:

What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain (Harvard University Press,August 2004);

What the Best College Students Do by Ken Bain (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, August 2012)

The  book club will meet in the CETL Seminar Room - Swenson 2074, from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m. on four Tuesdays:  February 12, February 19, February 26 and March 12, 2013.

 

For the second book club, Dr. Eri Fujieda and Dr. Mary Lee-Nichols will focusing on the book

Whistling Vivaldi:  How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Times, by Claude Steele (W. W. Norton & Company reprint April 2011)

The  book club will meet in the CETL Seminar Room - Swenson 2074, from 4:00 until 5:30 p.m. on three Mondays:  March 25, April 1 and April 15, 2013.

Claude Steele is currently the I. James Quillen Dean for the School of Education at Stanford University. William Bowen wrote "this is an intellectual odyssey of the first order--- a true tour de force." The UW System Office of Professional Instructional Development (OPID) is encouraging each campus to offer a book club on this famous book to promote sensitive and serious dialogue about stereotype bias regarding our students---the set of expectations or assumptions we may have about our students and how those pervasive stereotypes can influence behavior and performance of both teacher and student. For those interested in inclusive excellence issues, this will be a great book club!

 

The final book club, still in the planning stages for Spring 2013 ... between April 15 and May 3rd . .  will feature the book

STEM the Tide: Reforming Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in America by David E. Drew (Johns Hopkins Press, 2011).

Contact CETL if you'd be interested in facilitating this book club. The national higher education agenda is calling for more focused work with educators on STEM areas and this is a great opportunity for our campus to talk with each other more about STEM education and pedagogy methods. Thanks to the McNair program for being a co-collaborating group on this book club.




Spring 2012 CETL Book Club on Student Development

You are invited to join Dr. Terry McGlasson and Ms. Ann Miller in exploring new ideas, theories and models giving educators insights into holistic student development, using as a guide the book Student Development in the First College Year: A Primer for College Educators by Tracy L. Skipper.

Book club membership is limited to 12 and registration closes on February 21, 2012.  The club will meet on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. in the Yellowjacket Union 230 on the following dates: February 28, March 6, 13, and 27, 2012.

To view more about the Book Club, link to the book title above.

 

Fall 2011 CETL Bookclub on Assessment

Dr. Eri Fujieda, Coordinator for Assessment, and Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Inquiry, is the facilitator for this book club featuring the book

Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa

Book club membership is limited to 12, and registration closes on Friday September 9th, 2011.  the club will meet on three Mondays (October 3, October 17 and October 31) from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the CETL Seminar Room - Swenson Hall 2074.

To view more about the book club, link to the book title above.

 

Spring 2011 CETL Book Club on Assessment

Dr. Eri Fujieda, Coordinator for Assessment, and Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Inquiry, is the facilitator for this book club featuring the book

Developing Outcomes-based Assessment
for Learner-centered Education
A Faculty Introduction
by Amy Driscoll and Swarup Wood

To view more about the book club, link to the book title above

Fall 2010 CETL Book Club on Integrating Writing into Courses

and Curricula to Enhance Student Learning

Dr. Deborah Schlacks (Department of Writing, Reading and Library Science and Director of the Writing Clinic) is the Facilitator for this book club

which features John C. Bean's book
Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing,
Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom.

View or download details about the book club

Spring 2010 CETL Book Club
                           on Assessment of Student Learning

featuring Derek Bok's book
Our Underachieving Colleges:  A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should be Learning More

View or download details about the book club

CETL Fall 2009 Book Club 
                                on Inclusive Excellence and Diversity

Dr. Eri Fujieda (Dept. of Social Inquiry) facilitated the book club, which met 3 Monday afternoons from 4:00 - 6:00 PM (on October 26, November 2 and 16, 2009) and featured the following publications:
Teaching to Transgress:  Education as the Practice of Freedom
by bell hooks (Routledge: 1994)
Excerpts from Multicultural Course Transformation in Higher Education
by Ann Intili Morey and Margie K. Kitano  (Allyn & Bacon: 1997)

 


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