Fall 2013 Book Club
The CETL Book Club provides an opportunity for professional development through cross-disciplinary dialogue about provocative issues related to teaching and learning. Says Spring 2013 & Fall 2010 Book Club participant Bill Wresch, Associate Dean of the College of Business, "Wouldn't it be nice if we could get together with a small group of friends once in a while and talk about what really matters—our teaching? That's the Book Club—a chance to read a book with profound ideas about teaching and learning, and then talk about it with other people who share our struggles. What a great way to spend a few hours."
Fall 2013 Book Club Details
Registration for the fall 2013 Book Club is now closed. Watch this space in January for news about the spring 2014 Book Club!
Tuesdays (9/24, 10/1, 10/29, 11/12, & 11/19 ) from 1:40-2:40 p.m.
At the Pollock Alumni House
This Fall the Book Club will be reading Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele (2010).
Books will be provided. Facilitated by Tish Crawford & Stephanie May de Montigny.
About the Book
"Through dramatic personal stories, Claude Steele shares theexperimentsand studies that show, again and again, that exposing subjects to stereotypes—merely reminding a group of female math majors about to take a math test, for example, that women are considered naturally inferior to men at math—impairs their performance in the area affected by the stereotype. Whistling Vivaldi offers insight into how we form our senses of identity and ultimately lays out a plan for mitigating the negative effects of “stereotype threat” and reshaping American identities."