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Teaching and Learning Book Discussions

A Book Discussion where it’s OK if you didn’t read the book!

Are you eager to discuss new and thought-provoking books about teaching? Do you have a pile of books you haven’t yet had the time to read?

This informal discussion group will explore a different book or resource at each meeting. After a brief overview of the book’s main themes, we will spend most of our time engaging in informal discussion about the ideas and their implications for teaching.

Be sure to vote on a future book or suggest your own options below.

Next book discussion

Unraveling Faculty Burnout: Pathways to Reckoning and Renewal, by Rebecca Pope-Ruark  Wed, April 12, 2:00-3:30 PM

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Unraveling Faculty Burnout book cover

Unraveling Faculty Burnout: Pathways to Reckoning and Renewal, by Rebecca Pope-Ruark

Burnout, a mental health syndrome caused by chronic stress, is endemic to higher education and can unfortunately be seen as a badge of honor in a productivity-obsessed culture. This unique book blends memoir, key research, and reflection opportunities to help not only personally address burnout, but also explore, address and find strategies to mitigate burnout.

Pope-Ruark lays out four pillars of burnout resilience for faculty members: purpose, compassion, connection, and balance. In our discussion, we will explore some of the factors that contribute to burnout and discuss productive strategies for developing balanced, meaningful workplace cultures.

Alternatively, listen to a 30-min podcast interview with the author

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