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Previous Books

Spring 2020

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Fall 2019

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

Spring 2019

The Book Club did not meet this semester.

Fall 2018

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

Spring 2018

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by Dr. James Lang

Fall 2017

Specifications Grading: Restoring Rigor, Motivating Students & Saving Faculty Time by Linda B. Nilson

Spring 2017

Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream by Dr. Sara Goldrock Rab

Fall 2016

Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities by Martha Nussbaum

Spring 2016

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Fall 2015

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Spring 2015

Muslim American Women on Campus by Shabana Mir

Fall 2014

Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your Classroom Will Improve Student Learning by Jose Antonio Bowen (2012)

Spring 2014

How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan Ambrose, et al. (2010)
Participants Included: 
  • Heike Alberts, Geography 
  • Meghan Dirth, Communication
  • Anna Filipova, Public Affairs

Fall 2013

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele (2010)
Participants included:

  • Tish Crawford, African American Studies/English
  • Morgan Foster, English
  • Vivian Foss, English
  • Roberta Maguire, English
  • Ann Oliver Lepore, CASD
  • Katie Geis, Educational Leadership
  • Karen King, Public Affairs
  • Stephanie de Montigny, Religious Studies & Anthropology

Spring 2013 

What the Best College Students Do by Ken Bain (2012)
Participants included: 

  • Bill Wresch, College of Business
  • Anna Filipova, Public Affairs 
  • Crystal Mueller, English
  • Lori Carrell, Communication
  • Julia Chybowski, Music 
  • Kira-Lynn Reeves, University Studies Program & CETL

Spring 2011

Why Choose the Liberal Arts by Mark William Roche (2010)
Participants included:

  • Cody Brooks, Residence Life
  • Lori Carrell, Communication
  • James Frascona, Center for New Learning
  • Linda Freed, Office of Grants and Faculty Development
  • Mary Hoefferle, Art
  • Gabriel Loiacono, History
  • Lynn Mozingo, COB
  • Ronald Rindo, English
  • Marsha Rossiter, COEHS

Fall 2010

What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain (2004)
Participants included:

  • Barbara Andersen, Geography
  • Cynthia Brun, Center for New Learning
  • Kerry Huberty, Learning Technologies
  • Emmanuel Jean Francois, COEHS
  • Gabriel Loiacono, History
  • Susan Nuernberg, Chancellor's Office/English
  • Lisa Volkening, Communication
  • William Wresch, COB

Spring 2010

Rethinking Faculty Work: Higher Education's Strategic Imperative by Judith M. Gappa, Ann E. Austin and Andrea G. Trice (2007)
Participants included:

  • Susan Bonis, CON
  • Julia Chybowski, Music
  • Linda Freed, Office of Grants and Faculty Development
  • Karen King, Public Affairs
  • Alan Lareau, Foreign Languages & Literature
  • Jennifer Mihalick, Chemistry
  • Susan Nuernberg, Chancellor's Office/English
  • Marsha Rossiter, COEHS
  • Mary Ellen Wurzbach, CON

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