Spring 2024 CITL Reading Group

America Calling: A Foreign Student In a Country of Possibility.

Meetings: Weekly on Fridays 10a.m. – 11a.m.

Where: In-person participation strongly encouraged; hybrid can be accommodated. Fernald Hall 102

Starting February 2nd – March 8th

Book Cover of America Calling

On March 19th from 6:00-8:00pm, the Fogler Library Salon Series will present “From Surviving to Thriving: Ensuring that We Support the Whole International Student” a conversation with Dr. Rajika Bhandari, author of the award-winning memoir, America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility.  Dr. Bhandari will share her extensive experience as an international higher education expert and her personal and professional insights on attracting international students; serving and aligning their needs with campus diversity and inclusion efforts; and positioning them for success.

CITL will host a spring book club featuring this title in preparation for this event, with a focus on teaching and learning with international students.  Participants will receive a free copy of the book.  

Past CITL Reads

Improving Learning and Mental Health in the College Classroom by Robert Eaton,
Steven V. Hunsaker, and Bonnie Moon

America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility by Rajika Bhandari

The New College Classroom by Cathy Davidson and Christina Katopodis

Teaching Gradually: Practical Pedagogy and Classroom Strategies for Graduate Students by Graduate Students by Kacie L. Armstrong, Lauren A. Genova, John Wyatt Greenlee, and Derina S. Samuel

What Inclusive Instructors Do.Principles and Practices for Excellence in College Teaching by Tracie Marcella Addy, Derek Dube, Khadijah A. Mitchell and Mallory SoRelle

The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion by Sarah Rose Cavanagh

Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) by Susan D. Blum

Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto by Kevin M. Gannon

Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation by Saundra Yancy McGuire

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang

Critical Digital Pedagogy edited by Jesse Stommel, Chris Friend, and Sean Michael Morris

What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain