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Book Club

College of Engineering Book Club

For more than just books

The College of Engineering Book Club strives to find books, podcasts, movies, articles, and other media that is related to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in higher education and host quarterly meetings or get-togethers to discuss. The book club will launch in Summer 2024 with it’s first book: From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education!

Ryan Gorsiski
Ryan Gorsiski, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering
Sabrina Oliver
Sabrina Oliver, Dean's Office
Lauren Worrell
Lauren Worrell, Civil and Enviornmental Engineering

Have you read, listened to or watched something that you think would be beneficial for the college community related to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in higher education?

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Book Club Meetings

Each quarter there will be a get-together, or book club meeting, to engage in discussion around the selected media. We welcome folks who cannot attend the full meeting, and folks who did not have a chance to engage with the selected media. We do ask that all meeting attendees come with a willingness to listen, engage and learn, and have respect for our community members including those with differing ideas, values and points of view. We expect all meeting attendees to uphold the UC Davis Principles of Community.

Summer 2024 Meeting

Wednesday, October 9, 2024

9-10:30 a.m.

3102A/B Ghausi Hall and Zoom

*Meetings will not be recorded

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Summer 2024 Selection

Media: Book – 137 pages

From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education

Authors: Tia Brown McNair, Estela Mara Bensimon, Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux

Book Description

A practical guide for achieving equitable outcomes From Equity Talk to Equity Walk offers practical guidance on the design and application of campus change strategies for achieving equitable outcomes. Drawing from campus-based research projects sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California, this invaluable resource provides real- world steps that reinforce primary elements for examining equity in student achievement, while challenging educators to specifically focus on racial equity as a critical lens for institutional and systemic change. Colleges and universities have placed greater emphasis on education equity in recent years. Acknowledging the changing realities and increasing demands placed on contemporary postsecondary education, this book meets educators where they are and offers an effective design framework for what it means to move beyond equity being a buzzword in higher education. Central concepts and key points are illustrated through campus examples. This indispensable guide presents academic administrators and staff with advice on building an equity-minded campus culture, aligning strategic priorities and institutional missions to advance equity, understanding equity-minded data analysis, developing campus strategies for making excellence inclusive, and moving from a first-generation equity educator to an equity-minded practitioner. From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: A Guide for Campus-Based Leadership and Practice is a vital wealth of information for college and university presidents and provosts, academic and student affairs professionals, faculty, and practitioners who seek to dismantle institutional barriers that stand in the way of achieving equity, specifically racial equity to achieve equitable outcomes in higher education.

Where to find this book