Book Groups

CTEL book groups and video discussion groups are ongoing discussion groups designed to promote reading, viewing, thinking and discussion around a specific text. Each semester, CTEL will select resources based on current trends in higher education, university goals and expectations, and faculty/staff interests and suggestions. CTEL-selected books and video resources will be provided for all registered participants. Once convened, each group will establish its own meeting schedule and location. Bradley faculty and professional staff are asked to limit their participation to one book group per semester.

The following book groups have been selected for the fall 2021 semester. To register, please e-mail

  • Habits of the Heart, Individualism and Commitment in American Life (2007) Robert N. Bellah, Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven M. Tipton
  • From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education (2020) Tia Brown McNair, Estela Mara Bensimon, and Lindsey Malcolm-Piqueux
  • Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (And What To Do Instead) (2020) Susan D. Blum, editor
  • Resilient: How to ‘Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness (2020), Rick Hanson