Book Clubs

Join one of these instructional book clubs.

Book Clubs

A book club is an excellent way to learn of new teaching methods, strategies, and practices. Participating in a book club allows you to read and discuss the application of these new teaching approaches with colleagues from across the university. Book clubs can be organized by any faculty member, instructional staff, and/or graduate teaching assistant on the NDSU campus. Email the Office of Teaching and Learning to have your book club listed here and get assistance with promotion.

Currently available and recurrent book clubs are listed below.

Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities

Begins Tuesday, February 21, 2023 OR Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2023
Via Zoom
Led by: The Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL)

Explore ways to support learning for all students. In this book study we will be using Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Higher Education: A Universal Design Toolkit (2020) by Sheryl E. Burgstahler. This text puts forth a compelling rationale for the importance of introducing students to universal design, provides actionable insights on how to teach accessibly, and explores how to create atmospheres for inclusion within our campus environments. The book is aimed at individuals who work with our NDSU learners including faculty members, instructors, and graduate students. There will be two book study groups which each meet for five sessions on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Meeting times will be determined by the participants.

This book study will meet for 5 sessions and you may choose from Tuesday or Wednesday meeting dates. Actual meeting times will be selected after book study participants are registered. 

Tuesday Group Meeting Dates:

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Wednesday Group Meeting Dates:

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Faculty, instructors, and graduate students are welcome to participate. This book club is free to join; however, you must purchase or secure the book for yourself.

The book can be purchased through the publisher or an online book seller of your choice.  For your convenience, links are provided for Amazon and the publisher below. We recognize the cost of the book may be prohibitive to participation for many graduate students; therefore, five copies of the book have been put on hold in the library for the purpose of this book club.

Hosted by:  Office of Teaching and Learning

 

 

 


 

Previously Offered Book Clubs

If you or your department are interested in any of the book clubs we have offered in the past, contact the Office of Teaching and Learning to set up this offering. Book clubs can be offered exclusively for your college or department or can be offered to the full campus. When you work with the Office of Teaching and Learning on offering any of these book clubs, we can help you find an experience facilitator for the book club of your choice.

Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone

If you would like to inquire about future offering contact the Office of Teaching and Learning.
Led by:  Office of Teaching and Learning

Strengthen the engagement, interaction, and performance of all college students. This book club is for individuals who work with our NDSU learners including faculty members, faculty-service staff, disability support providers, student-service staff, campus leaders, and graduate students. It includes resources for readers who want to become Universal Design for Learning (UDL) experts and advocates including real-world case studies, active-learning techniques, UDL coaching skills, micro- and macro-level UDL-adoption guidance, and use-them-now resources. 

Learn how to reach and teach all of your students using the principles of UDL. You will focus on your mindset and how to improve access to your course and its content for individuals of all genders, races, socio-economic statuses, and abilities. In this book study we will be using Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (2018) by Thomas J. Tobin and Kirsten T. Behling.

Faculty, instructors, graduate students, and support staff are welcome to participate. This book club is free to join; however, you must purchase or secure the book for yourself.

The book can be purchased through the publisher or an online book seller of your choice.  For your convenience, links are provided for Amazon and the publisher below. 

Hosted by:  Office of Teaching and Learning

 

 

 


 

Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope

If you would like to inquire about future offering contact the Office of Teaching and Learning.
Led by: NDSU Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC) and The Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL)

Join us for a book study honoring bell hooks as part of ARC's event Pedagogy, Community, and Social Justice: NDSU Honors the Life and Legacy of bell hooks. In this book study we will be using bell hooks' Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope (2003).

Faculty, instructors, and graduate students are welcome to participate. This book club is free to join; however, you must purchase or secure the book for yourself.

The book can be purchased through the publisher or an online book seller of your choice.  For your convenience, links are provided for Amazon and the publisher below. We recognize the cost of the book may be prohibitive to participation for many graduate students; therefore, five copies of the book have been put on hold in the library for the purpose of this book club.

Co-Hosted by:  Anti-Racism Coalition and Office of Teaching and Learning

 

 

 


 

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom

If you would like to inquire about future offering contact the Office of Teaching and Learning.
Led by: NDSU Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC) and The Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL)

Join us for a book study honoring bell hooks as part of ARC's event Pedagogy, Community, and Social Justice: NDSU Honors the Life and Legacy of bell hooks. In this book study we will be using bell hooks' Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom (1994).

Faculty, instructors, and graduate students are welcome to participate. This book club is free to join; however, you must purchase or secure the book for yourself.

The book can be purchased through the publisher or an online book seller of your choice.  For your convenience, links are provided for Amazon and the publisher below. We recognize the cost of the book may be prohibitive to participation for many graduate students; therefore, five copies of the book have been put on hold in the library for the purpose of this book club.

Co-Hosted by:  Anti-Racism Coalition and Office of Teaching and Learning

 

 

 


 

Teach Students How To Learn

If you would like to inquire about future offering contact the Office of Teaching and Learning.
Led by: Dr. Rebekah Oliver

Join us to discuss how you can improve student learning. Using Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire's book, Teach Students How To Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation, we will discuss strategies to use in your class and then incorporate those strategies into our spring semester classes. 

Faculty, instructors, and graduate students are welcome to participate. This book club is free to join; however, you must purchase or secure the book for yourself.

The book can be purchased through the publisher or an online book seller of your choice.  For your convenience, links are provided for Amazon and the publisher below. We recognize the cost of the book may be prohibitive to participation for many graduate students; therefore, four copies of the book have been put on hold in the library for the purpose of this book club.

Hosted by:  Office of Teaching and Learning

 

 

 


 

Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning

If you would like to inquire about future offering contact the Office of Teaching and Learning.
Led by: Drs. Jenny Momsen and Jeff Boyer

Using Susan Blum's book, Ungrading: Why rating students undermines learning (and what to do instead), we will unpack how grades intersect with motivation and learning and explore a variety of assessment and evaluation approaches.

Faculty, instructors, and graduate students are welcome to participate. This book club is free to join; however, you must purchase or secure the book for yourself.

The book can be purchased through the publisher or an online book seller of your choice.  For your convenience, links are provided for Amazon and the publisher below. We recognize the cost of the book may be prohibitive to participation for many graduate students; therefore, four copies of the book have been put on hold in the library for the purpose of this book club.

Co-hosted by: STEM Education PhD Program, Office of Assessment, and Office of Teaching and Learning

 

 

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