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. 

Format 

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 2024 is included below. 


Friday, May 17:                 Deadline to JoinThursday, May 29:           Post 1 Thursday, June 20:           Post 2Thursday, July 11:             Post 3Thursday, August 1:         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 troeger@elgin.edu to discuss suggestions. 

How to Join 

To join for Summer 2024, email Tyler Roeger at troeger@elgin.edu, by Friday May 17th, 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

Book Information

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.

Format 

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 hmartin@elgin.edu, 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.