Summer Reading Groups
This summer, CETAL will be offering two different Summer Reading Groups: an asynchonous, choose-your-own-book group and synchronous group of a common text.
ASYNCHRONOUS READING GROUP
The goals of the Asynchronous Reading Group are for interested faculty and administrators to critically consider a text related to teaching or their field and to connect with others from across ECC.
Rather than everyone reading the same book, participants are invited to choose their own text. How the text connects to teaching or your field is up to you. Participants share a series of short online responses (video, audio, or written text) with the group. The group will gather for one synchronous discussion/wrap up at the end. A tentative schedule for Summer 2023 is included below.
Friday, May 19: Deadline to JoinThursday, June 1: Post 1 Thursday, June 22: Post 2Thursday, July 13: Post 3Thursday, August 3: Live Discussion/ Wrap Up
Since there is complete freedom to choose a book, participants are asked to provide their own text. If you’re interested to join but are not sure what to read, a great starting place is to explore ECC Library's Guide with suggestions of available e-books on teaching and links to e-book databases. Additionally, feel free to email Tyler Roeger, Associate Dean of CETAL, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss suggestions.
How to Join
To join for Summer 2023, email Tyler Roeger at email@example.com, by Friday May 19th, with the name of the text you’re interested in reading. Consider this a gentle push to finally read that book that’s been sitting on your shelf for months or for years and an opportunity to think aloud and share with others about what you find.
SYNCHRONOUS READING GROUP
The Synchronous CETAL Summer Reading Group will run from June to July. The goals of the Synchronous Reading Group are for interested faculty and administrators to think critically and engage in discussion about a text related to teaching.
The text for the reading group is Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom by Kelly A. Hogan and Viji Sathy. The authors provide tips and advice on how to make all students feel welcome and included. They give practical ways for instructors to include more voices in a variety of contexts and guide readers to reflect on their own practices.
Participants will meet four times throughout June and July to discuss the readings. The modality and meeting dates will be determined by the participants after May 19.
CETAL will provide the text for participants. The synchronous reading group will be capped at 15 participants.
How to Join
To join for Summer 2023, email Heather Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday May 19th. This is an opportunity to about simple structures that can be embedded into your practices and procedures that promote inclusivity and equity and to discuss your practice with your peers.