Book Club

The Center for Faculty Excellence is excited to offer two Book Clubs during Fall 2021.

Registration For Fall 2021 Book clubs is closed.

Check back in January for Spring 2022 book clubs.

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

Whistling Vivaldi book cover

Book Author: Claude M. Steele

Book Description (Excerpted from Amazon)“Claude M. Steele, who has been called “one of the few great social psychologists,” offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities.”

Faculty & Staff Book Club Meeting Dates

  • Wednesday, October 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., virtual via Zoom
  • Wednesday, November 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., virtual via Zoom
  • Wednesday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., virtual via Zoom

 

Keeping Us Engaged: Student Perspectives (and Research-Based Strategies) on What Works and Why

Keeping Us Engaged book cover

Book Author: Christine Harrington and 50 College Students

Book Description (Excerpted from Amazon)“This book offers faculty practical strategies to engage students that are research-grounded and endorsed by students themselves. Through student stories, a signature feature of this book, readers will discover why professor actions result in changed attitudes, stronger connections to others and the course material, and increased learning.”

Faculty Book Club Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, October 5 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., virtual via Zoom
  • Tuesday, November 2 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., virtual via Zoom
  • Tuesday, December 7 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., virtual via Zoom

 

Books Read in Previous Book Clubs