Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom by John Bean
Led by Katie Linder, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence 

Can’t find the time to incorporate writing into your classroom? Not sure why you should? Read this book to learn about effective and efficient writing activities you can use to help your students become better critical thinkers and active learners. 


Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change by Peggy Bartlett
Led by Brendan Burke, Assistant Professor, Public Administration

There’s more than one way to green a campus, and this collection of thoughtful and thought-provoking writings offers many practical do’s and don’ts, based on the contributors’ own experiences. This book comprises case studies culled from the faculty, students, and administrators at various higher education institutions—from UC Berkeley to Detroit’s Oakland Community College. Learn from their mistakes and rejoice in their successes as you ponder ways to make Suffolk more sustainable.


The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed
Led by Carmen Veloria, Assistant Professor, EHS

Thomas Jefferson, America’s third president and signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Sally Hemings, his wife’s half-sister and a slave, had six children together. They and their four offspring who lived to adulthood formed a unique American family—and an enduring, paradoxical mirror on the institution of slavery. With its intergenerational cast of character and erudite details, this is an imminently readable, scholarly work.