Summer Reading List 2024

In preparation for the new academic year, we invite you to take a look at the CEILS Summer Reading List which includes book recommendations from our team on how to best engage and support your students next quarter. 

If you are interested in receiving one of these book recommendations as a gift, please send an email to CEILS Executive Director, Rachel Kennison – Additionally, if any of these book recommendations stood out to you and you would like to discuss further, please email us so we can help facilitate the creation of a small group learning community.

Inclusive Teaching Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom (2022)

Kelly A. Hogan and Viji Sathy


“In a book written by and for college teachers, Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy provide tips and advice on how to make all students feel welcome and included. They begin with a framework describing why explicit attention to structure enhances inclusiveness in both course design and interactions with and between students. Inclusive Teaching then provides practical ways to include more voices in a series of contexts: when giving instructions for group work and class activities, holding office hours, communicating with students, and more. The authors finish with an opportunity for the reader to reflect on what evidence to include in a teaching dossier that demonstrates inclusive practices.”

The Tech That Comes Next: How Changemakers, Philanthropists, and Technologists Can Build an Equitable World (2022)

Amy Sample Ward and Afua Bruce


“In The Tech That Comes Next, Amy Sample Ward and Afua Bruce – two leaders in equitable design and use of new technologies – invite you to join them in asking big questions and making change from wherever you are today. This book connects ideas and conversations across sectors from artificial intelligence to data collection, community centered design to collaborative funding, and social media to digital divides. Technology and equity are inextricably connected, and The Tech That Comes Next helps you accelerate change for the better.”

Teaching with AI: A Practical Guide to a New Era of Human Learning (2024)

José Antonio Bowen and C. Edward Watson


“In this groundbreaking and practical guide, teachers will discover how to harness and manage AI as a powerful teaching tool. José Antonio Bowen and C. Edward Watson present emerging and powerful research on the seismic changes AI is already creating in schools and the workplace, providing invaluable insights into what AI can accomplish in the classroom and beyond.”

The New College Classroom (2022)

Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis



“The New College Classroom helps instructors in all disciplines create an environment that is truly conducive to learning. Davidson and Katopodis translate cutting-edge research in learning science and pedagogy into ready-to-use strategies to incorporate into any course. These empirically driven, classroom-tested techniques of active learning—from the participatory syllabus and ungrading to grab-and-go activities for every day of the term—have achieved impressive results at community colleges and research universities, on campus, online, and in hybrid settings.”


What Inclusive Instructors Do (2021)

Derek Dube, Khadijah A. Mitchell, and Tracie Marcella Addy



“This book uniquely offers the distilled wisdom of scores of instructors across ranks, disciplines and institution types, whose contributions are organized into a thematic framework that progressively introduces the reader to the key dispositions, principles and practices for creating the inclusive classroom environments (in person and online) that will help their students succeed”.


Trauma-Informed Pedagogies : A Guide for Responding to Crisis and Inequality in Higher Education (2022)

By: Phyllis Thompson and Janice Carello


“This book centers equity in the approach to trauma-informed practice and provides the first evidence-based guide to trauma-informed teaching and learning in higher education. The book is divided into four main parts. Part I grounds the collection in an equity approach to trauma-informed care and illustrates one or more trauma-informed principles in practice. Chapters in Part II describe trauma-informed approaches to teaching in specific disciplines. In Part III, chapters demonstrate trauma-informed approaches to teaching specific populations. Part IV focuses on instruments and strategies for assessment at the institutional, organizational, departmental, class, and employee levels. The book also includes a substantial appendix with more than a dozen evidence-based and field-tested tools to support college educators on their trauma-informed teaching journey.”