Book Library and Reading Groups

The Rice Center has copies of many popular and helpful books on teaching. Stop by the Center to browse, borrow, or even keep a copy of a book you are interested in. We are happy to recommend a specific book based on your interests. If you would like to form a reading group with colleagues, we can provide you and your group with books. Contact a member of the Rice Center staff with questions or ideas.

New to reading books on teaching and learning?

These five books are highly recommended and might be a good place to start:

  1. The New College Classroom by Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis
  2. Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning, 2nd Ed. by James M. Lang
  3. Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Reedier III, and Mark A McDaniel
  4. Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom by Kelly A. Hogan and Viji Sathy
  5. What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain

All of these books, and the books below, are housed in the Rice Center library and are available to browse or borrow:

Comprehensive books on teaching and learning

The science of learning

Grading and assessments

Inclusive teaching

Universal design for learning, accessibility, and mental health

Relationships and emotions

Teaching about race and social justice

Inequities in higher education

Teaching with technology

Manuals and workbooks for teachers