Pedagogy Reading Groups

The CTE organizes occasional reading groups open to faculty and graduate students interested in delving into a particular author’s work or into a timely pedagogical text. Meetings are informal and are meant to provide an opportunity to share reactions, questions, and thoughts about how to implement the principles introduced in the reading.

Facilitated by CTE staff, these groups provide instructors the opportunity to connect across disciplines about a range of teaching topics. Past participants have mentioned “the diversity of the group - in terms of field, experience, and class type” and the “free-form conversation” as some of the benefits of the program.

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Co-Sponsored Faculty Reading Group

CSON, CTE, and Intersections are happy to partner in offering a special Faculty Reading Group on Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race. Open to all faculty, this program is ideal for those who are interested in digging into examinations of their own formation in structural racism and its manifestation in their personal and professional lives. The conversation is intended to be open and wide-ranging, but will be particularly attentive to the opportunities participants have to promote change as teachers, scholars, and colleagues. 

Committed to a model of collective learning, this reading group will consist of six weekly, 60-minute meetings during February and March where participants will have ample opportunity to share and listen with others. All participants will have a chance to meet with Oluo in a small group setting when she remotely visits campus on March 24-25, 2021, will receive a copy of the book, and a $500 stipend. 

Recognizing that we all have work to do, but that it can look different depending on who we are, those who identify as people of color will have the chance to indicate if they would like to discuss the text in a group with other people of color when expressing interest in the program.