Kennesaw State University

Book Club

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This book club will discuss Ta-Nehisi's book.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Join us for a discussion of Richard Lyons's book Success Strategies for Part-time Faculty.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 9:15am to 10:45am
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Building Q Room 352

Join us for a lively discussion of the book "Teaching with Your Mouth Shut" by Donald Finkel. The first 12 participants who sign up for the book club receive a complimentary copy of the book. In this book, Finkel challenges the model of teaching as transmission or telling students what they should know. Without discounting the importance of the captivating lecture, he offers other images of good teaching. Finkel identifies activities by which we can deepen our students?learning with our mouths shut. (source: princeton.edu)

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 9:15am to 10:45am
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Join us for a lively discussion of the?ook "Teaching with Your Mouth Shut" by Donald Finkel.?The first 12 participants who sign up for the book club receive a complimentary copy of the book.?In this book, Finkel challenges the model of teaching as transmission or telling students what they should know. Without discounting the importance of the captivating lecture, he offers other images of good teaching. Finkel identifies activities by which we can deepen our students?learning with our mouths shut. (source: princeton.edu)

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis is a classic satire of academic life published in 1954. It is a hilarious account of how a junior lecturer at a British college deals with pompous colleagues, difficult students, and unpleasant administrators, but manages to maintain his position and his sanity. A must read for new faculty! 

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

This book club revisits John C. Bean's popular "Engaging Ideas" to take an in-depth look at his writing theories and practices as applied across disciplines. This book discussion focuses on the chapters about connections between thinking and writing, informal writing activities, responding to student writing, and issues of grammar and correctness.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Join us for an energetic, empowering book club on the bell hooks classic, "Teaching to Transgress." The first 12 participants who sign up for the book club receive a complimentary copy of the book. As one review notes, "In Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual--writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal. bell books speaks to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom?"

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Are you looking for ideas on how to improve assignments to give students useful feedback while reducing the time and effort of grading? Dr. Selke provides a compelling rationale for incorporating rubrics into college grading and provides numerous examples that can be readily adapated to your own courses.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

The author describes research on how knowledge in different disciplines is structured and how students and college professors perceive learning in different disciplines. She then suggests how we might use the information to improve instruction. Participants will focus on specific chapters in the book relating to their own disciplines and share insights with the group.

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This book summarizes the research on STEM teaching and uses the research to make recommendations for how to improve college teaching in STEM disciplines.

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