Kennesaw State University

Book Club

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
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Book Club
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CETL House #54: Book Club Room

Join us for a discussion of Brené Brown’s book, Rising Strong, which focuses on powerful narratives of individuals who have expressed grit, determination, and the willingness to share their stories of success and failure. We will relate the themes and ideas from the book to our own experiences and talk about how we can use them to inspire our students.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Book Club
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CETL House #54: Book Club Room

Dr. Huston states: “Men and women approach decisions differently, though not necessarily in the ways we have been led to believe. Stress? It actually makes women more focused. Confidence? A healthy dose of self-questioning leads to much stronger decisions. And despite popular misconceptions, women are just as decisive as men — though they may pay a price for it.” This book club will explore how the decision making process differs between men and women, and we will apply those insights to the classroom.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
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Book Club
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Building H Room 202

Feeling too busy to redesign that in-class activity or grade that recent quiz? "Welcome to a gold mine of insights into strategies for how to have more energy, be more relaxed, ...and get a lot more accomplished with much less effort." Join us to tap into a bit of this gold mine as we discuss Getting Things Done: the art of stress-free productivity by David Allen.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Book Club
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Location: 
CETL House #54: Book Club Room

"One cannot expect positive results from an educational . . . program which fails to respect the particular view of the world held by the people." Join us for a discussion of Paulo Freire's classic book, The Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and contemplate how the world view of our students influences the way they receive and perceive their education.  

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
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Book Club
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Location: 
Building H Room 202

Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber argue in The Slow Professor (2016) that "In the corporate university, power is transferred from faculty to managers, economic justifications dominate, and the familiar 'bottom line' eclipses pedagogical and intellectual concerns. Slow Professors advocate deliberation over acceleration. We need time to think, and so do our students.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
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Book Club
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Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Linda Nilson describes a course grading system that is designed to maintain high academic standards, align final grades to student achievement of the course learning outcomes, increase student motivation to complete quality work, and reduce grading time for faculty. Could this system work for your courses? Join the discussion!

Part Time Faculty Note: This workshop is uncompensated. Part-time faculty who participate will not be compensated but should still enter participation hours in the time management system.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
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Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Laura Rendon's book Sentipensante (sensing/thinking) pedagogy offers a holistic approach to teaching in higher education. Rendon's hybrid memoir and research study proposes a vision of higher education that balances the relationship between intuition and intellectualism. Described as "a pedagogy that embraces wholeness, social justice, and liberation," Rendon describes how to integrate a consonant pedagogy that prepares students for civic action, sustainability, and community building.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Book Club
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Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Angela Duckworth has spent many years studying what predicts high levels of success. She has found that those among us who reach the highest levels of achievement demonstrate over time a combination of interest, practice, purpose and hope - or what she terms "grit." Gritty people focus on one thing and continue in the face of adversity. They may get disappointed, but do not remain so for long. They continue to practice despite setbacks because they are not only interested but also find meaning in what they do.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Book Club
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Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Join us for a discussion of ways to improve student learning and engagement through High-Impact Practices (HIPs), managing high expectations for students, and focusing on improvement and alignment of learning experiences, with the goal of achieving excellence in undergraduate education.

Part Time Faculty Note: This workshop is uncompensated. Part-time faculty who participate will not be compensated but should still enter participation hours in the time management system.

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Monday, October 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
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Book Club
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Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Have you ever wondered how some people manage to get so much done while others seem to work harder and accomplish less? In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer-prize winning author, Charles Duhigg examines the science behind habit formation and reveals how you can apply this information to create productive habits that will help you transform your career and your life!

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