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Student Affairs Book Club


The Office of the Vice Chancellor-Student Affairs (VCSA) welcomes all staff to join our professional development book club series. Become part of a community to develop learning opportunities, and build better practices through shared knowledge and dialogue.

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Student Affairs Book Club - text with graphics - first 20 copies of book provided by VCSA

Book club participation guidelines

To engage in meaningful, transparent, and inclusive dialogue, members of the first book club meeting developed a series of ground rules that all participants agreed to follow during the conversation.

Here's our non-exhaustive working list of participation guidelines:

  • Treat people with respect
  • Provide others with the benefit of the doubt
  • Be mindful of your input (be conscise, timely in response, and make space)
  • Recognize everyone's input is valuable
  • Use "I" statements
  • Call people "in" not "out"

June 2018

Hillbilly Elegy book cover imageJune 20, 2018
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
by J. D. Vance

  • iGen Hillbilly Elegy Book Club Handout (PDF)
  • Book Club Agenda 6/20/2018 (PDF)

March 2018

iGen book cover imageMarch 2, 2018
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
iGen: Why Today's Super Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy, and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood and What That Means for the Rest of Us, by Jean M. Twenge

October 2017

Free Speech book cover imageOctober 25, 2017
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Free Speech on Campus by Erwin Chemerinski and Howard Gilman

August 2017

Why Aren't We There Yet? book cover imageAugust 2, 2017
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Why Aren't We There Yet?
Edited by Jan Arminio, Vasti Torres, and Raechele L. Pope

May 2017

Are You Smart Enough? book cover imageMay 31, 2017
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Are You Smart Enough? by Alexander Astin