Faculty Invited to Join One of Three Fall Book Studies


The Provost’s Office is partnering with the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning to host three book studies this semester.

Book studies are small groups of faculty who meet on a regular basis to discuss a particular book. The books are provided by the Provost’s Office, and a lunch is provided during the final meeting of each book study. The maximum capacity for each book study is 15 participants.

This semester, the following book studies are available for faculty to join:

  • Book Study 1, facilitated by Dr. Hamner Hill: “Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should be Learning More” by Derek Bok will meet in Dempster Hall Room 102 on Tuesdays from 12:15-1:15 p.m., Sept. 25, Oct. 9 and 23, and Nov. 6 and 27, with lunch on Nov. 27.
  • Book Study 2, facilitated by Kris Baranovic: “The Courage to Teach” by Parker J. Palmer will meet in Kent Library Room 311 on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m., Sept. 26, Oct. 10 and 24, and Nov. 7 and 28, with lunch on Nov. 28.
  • Book Study 3, facilitated by Dr. Tamara Zellars Buck and Mary Harriet Talbut: “Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School” edited by Mica Pollock will meet in the Kent Library’s Carrie Woodburn Johnson Reading Room on the third floor on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Sept. 26, Oct. 10 and 24, and Nov. 7 and 28, with lunch on Nov. 28. This study provides credit toward the faculty certificate in Culturally Responsive Teaching.

To register, visit https://cstl.semo.edu/event/. For more information about these book studies, contact Mary Harriet Talbut at mhtalbut@semo.edu.