February 1–March 15, we invite the teaching community at Ohio State to join in a common reading. The book we will read is Teaching Interculturally: A Framework for Integrating Disciplinary Knowledge and Intercultural Development by Amy Lee et al. This thought-provoking book is about maintaining disciplinary standards while creating learning opportunities that invite students into the learning process, teach them how to take responsibility for their learning, and allow them to share their diverse voices and learn about alternate perspectives. The book focuses on the teacher and the work of re-thinking and developing a course, including case studies, examples of student work, and examples of classroom challenges.

Here’s how you can participate:

Read: We encourage instructors to pick up a copy and read the book individually or with a partner or small group. Enter our January book giveaway for a chance to win a free copy! Join our virtual community to engage in discussion with other readers.

Host: We are offering five grants to reimburse up to $100 toward the cost of books if your department, college, unit, regional campus, or group of colleagues would like to host your own reading group. Apply for a grant here by January 31.

Save the date: This common reading experience will culminate with an author visit at the Ohio Union on March 20.

We hope you will help us create a common conversation about teaching across the university and look forward to engaging with you around Teaching Interculturally!