UCITE Book Club

UCITE Book Club

Book Club (n): A gathering of people, created for the discussion of books. 

UCITE Book Club (n): A gathering of people, created for the informal discussion of interesting books about teaching and learning in higher education.

The UCITE Book Clubs are a small and laid-back group of people meeting regularly (see dates below) to talk about a book (provided by UCITE for you to keep), as well as their own experiences in the classroom. The goal is to create a space to engage freely with a small community of passionate instructors. For this reason, we ask that if you plan to sign up, that you attend at least 80% of the meetings. 

Email ucite@case.edu for updated information regarding Fall 2024 Book Club!


Book Club Learning Community #1 (No more spaces available)

Text: Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom by Kelly A. Hogan and Viji Sathy

In a book written by and for college teachers, Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy provide tips and advice on how to make all students feel welcome and included. They begin with a framework describing why explicit attention to structure enhances inclusiveness in both course design and interactions with and between students. Inclusive Teaching then provides practical ways to include more voices in a series of contexts: when giving instructions for group work and class activities, holding office hours, communicating with students, and more. The authors finish with an opportunity for the reader to reflect on what evidence to include in a teaching dossier that demonstrates inclusive practices.

The work of two highly regarded specialists who have delivered over a hundred workshops on inclusive pedagogy and who contribute frequently to public conversations on the topic, Inclusive Teaching distills state-of-the-art guidance on addressing privilege and implicit bias in the college classroom. It seeks to provide a framework for individuals and communities to ask, Who is being left behind and what can teachers do to add more structure?

Meeting times: Alternate Wednesdays from 10.35am - 11.25am, starting January 24, 2024


Book Club Learning Community #2 (Limited spaces still available)

Text: How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching by Joshua R. Eyler

Even on good days, teaching is a challenging profession. One way to make the job of college instructors easier, however, is to know more about the ways students learn. How Humans Learn aims to do just that by peering behind the curtain and surveying research in fields as diverse as developmental psychology, anthropology, and cognitive neuroscience for insight into the science behind learning.

The result is a story that ranges from investigations of the evolutionary record to studies of infants discovering the world for the first time, and from a look into how our brains respond to fear to a reckoning with the importance of gestures and language. Joshua R. Eyler identifies five broad themes running through recent scientific inquiry—curiosity, sociality, emotion, authenticity, and failure—devoting a chapter to each and providing practical takeaways for busy teachers. He also interviews and observes college instructors across the country, placing theoretical insight in dialogue with classroom experience.

Meeting times: Alternate Wednesdays from 3.20pm - 4.10pm, starting January 24, 2024.

Venue: Herrick Room, Level 1 of the Allen Memorial Medical Library Building

Register here: https://forms.gle/oyZZS9JduW4sBPY99 

Got questions? Email ucite@case.edu