Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning


Becoming a Student-Ready University

Open Forum

We will be hosting an open forum on November 21st from 3-4:30 in Phoenix B to share the themes compiled from the Tia Brown McNair workshop the University held in late August. This open forum will be a chance to develop action plans and partnerships between faculty and staff to allow us to become a more student-ready university.

Spring Book Clubs

We will also be hosting spring book clubs around this theme. The first book will be the newly revised and updated edition of “Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?: And other conversations about race?”. There will be two discussion opportunities: 2/2 10-11 a.m. and 2/13 2-3 p.m. You can RSVP below and pick up books at the CATL office (IS 1144).

"Are You Smart Enough?"

Leaders in this book discussion will take up Alexander Astin’s theory that “college’s obsession with smartness shortchanges students, which widens inequities.” This discussion will be held Nov. 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Vista Room (MAC Hall 301). A limited number of copies of the book can be borrowed by contacting Stacie Christian or Caroline Boswell. Please RSVP to reserve your spot for this intriguing discussion. This event is a collaboration between Inclusive Excellence and the “Becoming a Student-Ready University” Initiative. If needed, another group discussion will be held on Dec. 1 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.