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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 series. Become part of a community to develop learning opportunities and build better practices through shared knowledge and dialogue.

Book club announcement. Please click on image to enlarge.(Click on image to enlarge)

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.

The following is a 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"

May 2017

May 31, 2017 | 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

Are You Smart Enough? by Alexander Astin

August 2017

August 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

October 2017

October 25, 2017 | 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Free Speech on Campus
By Erwin Chemerinski and Howard Gilman

March 2018

March 2, 2018 | 12:00 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



Please contact Cynthia Davalos


Professional Development