Programs

Book Clubs

CITL offers book clubs on a variety of teaching and learning topics. Book clubs provide faculty, adjuncts, and teaching assistants from across disciplines an opportunity for discussion and growth in a small-group setting. Meetings take place bi-weekly throughout the semester. All participants will receive a free copy of the book.

Spring 2024

This Spring 2024, join our book club to discuss The Norton Guide to Equity-Minded Teaching. This book looks at practical, evidence-based strategies to support all students in the classroom. This voluntary book club will be co-facilitated by Dr. Ashley Reese and Clara Buie as part of the Inclusive and Equitable Pedagogy (IEP) program. USF faculty and staff are invited to participate.

We will meet on Wednesdays, 2-3pm (new time!) on MS Teams on the following dates:

Norton Book
  • Jan. 24
  • Feb. 28
  • Mar. 27
  • Apr. 24

Please register by Jan. 15, 2024.

 

Spring 2023

Join us for the spring 2023 CITL book club. Book club meetings will be held virtually over Microsoft Teams from 2:00-3:00 pm on the following dates:

  • Jan. 31
  • Feb. 14
  • Feb. 28
  • March 21
Register here by Jan. 20: https://usf.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4YeHty5SHUmeXj0
*Please note: space is limited; please only register if you will be able to attend 3 out of the 4 meetings.

Title: Unraveling Faculty Burnout: Pathways to Reckoning and Renewal

Author: Rebecca Pope-Ruark, PhD

From the Publisher: Burnout, a mental health syndrome caused by chronic workplace stress, is endemic to higher education in a patriarchal, productivity-obsessed culture. In this unique book for women in higher education, Rebecca Pope-Ruark, PhD, draws from her own burnout experience, as well as collected stories of faculty in various roles and career stages, interviews with coaches and educational developers, and extensive secondary research to address and mitigate burnout. Pope-Ruark lays out four pillars of burnout resilience for faculty members: purpose, compassion, connection, and balance. Each chapter contains relatable stories, reflective opportunities and exercises, and advice from women in higher education.

Contact Sara Friedman at spfriedm@usf.edu with questions.