Faculty Invited to Join One of Three Spring Book Studies


The Provost’s Office is partnering with the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity 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, coordinated by Kris Baranovic: “What the Best College Teachers Do” by Ken Bain will meet in Kent Library Room 311 on Tuesdays from noon-1 p.m., Feb. 6 and 20, March 6 and 20, and April 3 and 17, with lunch on April 17.
  • Book Study 2, coordinated by Mary Harriet Talbut: “There is Life After College” by Jeffrey J. Selingo will meet in Kent Library Room 311 on Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m., Feb. 7 and 21, March 7 and 21, and April 4 and 18, with lunch on April 18.
  • Book Study 3, coordinated by Dr. Bethany Alden-Rivers and Sonia Rucker: “Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do” by Claude M. Steele will meet in Dempster Hall Room 102 on Thursdays from 1-2 p.m., Feb. 15, March 1 and 22, and April 5 and 19, with lunch on April 19.

Please visit https://cstl.semo.edu/workshop/ to register for a book study. If you have questions about these book studies, please contact Dr. Bethany Alden-Rivers at baldenrivers@semo.edu.