Kennesaw State University

Book Club

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Arts-based research (ABR) methodology reveals information traditional research methods cannot capture. Free book!

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Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

Are you interested in beginning community-based research with undergraduates? Come join us for a lively discussion of the Council on Undergraduate Research's (CUR) manual entitled "A Practical Handbook for Supporting Community-Based Research with Undergraduate Students." The first 12 individuals to sign up for this book club will receive a complimentary copy of the manual. The manual "addresses the special rewards and challenges in connecting undergraduate students with change-oriented community-based projects and provides a roadmap for implementing CBR [Community-Based Research] with undergraduates."

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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

The details of the life of Malcolm X have long since calcified into a familiar narrative. However the late scholar Manning Marable’s new biography is the result of two decades of research and forces us to rethink what we know. The book is described as “a stunning achievement, filled with new information and shocking revelations that will re-frame the way we understand his (Malcolm’s) life and work.” Malcolm X: A life of Reinvention will stand as the definitive and controversial work on one of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century. Join us as we examine this colossal contribution of scholarship on one of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Participants in this book club will receive a complimentary copy of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) manual entitled "How to Mentor Undergraduate Researchers." This session will be devoted to a lively discussion of the tips described in this manual. According to CUR, "How to Mentor Undergraduate Researchers is written for faculty members and other researchers who mentor undergraduates. It provides a concise description of the mentoring process, including the opportunities and rewards that a mentoring experience provides to both students and mentors. This updated How to Mentor handbook reflects many changes over the last decade in the scope and extent of research opportunities for undergraduates in the United States. Reflecting the current expansion of CUR into all undergraduate disciplines, in this edition experts in a variety of different fields were called upon to expand the handbook's usefulness across all areas of undergraduate research endeavors.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Participants in this book club will receive a complimentary copy of the book entitled "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses." This book has generated a great deal of controversy, with commentary in Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, National Public Radio (NPR), the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times, among others. Come join us for a lively discussion of the book's findings, including an examination of the extent to which the results might apply to Kennesaw State University.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Participants in this book club will receive a complimentary copy of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) manual entitled "How to Mentor Undergraduate Researchers." This session will be devoted to a lively discussion of the tips described in this manual. According to CUR, "How to Mentor Undergraduate Researchers is written for faculty members and other researchers who mentor undergraduates. It provides a concise description of the mentoring process, including the opportunities and rewards that a mentoring experience provides to both students and mentors. This updated How to Mentor handbook reflects many changes over the last decade in the scope and extent of research opportunities for undergraduates in the United States. Reflecting the current expansion of CUR into all undergraduate disciplines, in this edition experts in a variety of different fields were called upon to expand the handbook's usefulness across all areas of undergraduate research endeavors.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Being with a/r/tography Book Club. Participants will receive a copy of Being with a/r/tography, a collection of essays that explain and exemplify the arts-based qualitative research methodology developed by four scholars who are artists, researchers, and teachers. The book includes three sections: 1) self-study and autobiography; 2) communities of a/r/tography practice; and 3) ethics and activism. An introduction contextualizes and theorizes the methodological framework and a conclusion provides considerations of issues related to assessment, validity, and interpretation. a/r/tography is significant for qualitative research in all the social sciences and the health sciences including communication studies, nursing, counseling psychology, and arts therapy. This session will serve as a springboard for a discussion of qualitative research in higher education.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Join this CETL Book Club where we will be discussing some of the challenges presented when students participate in community engagement or service-learning projects. From the book's website: "In over twenty chapters of case studies, faculty scholars from disciplines as varied as computer science, engineering, English, history, and sociology take readers on their and their students' intellectual journeys, sharing their messy, unpredictable and often inspiring accounts of democratic tensions and trials inherent in teaching service-learning. Using real incidents- and describing the resources and classroom activities they employ-they explore the democratic intersections of various political beliefs along with race/ethnicity, class, gender, ability, sexual orientation, and other lived differences and likenesses that students and faculty experience in their service-learning classroom and extended community.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

How race is lived in “real” life is how race is lived in cyberspace is a commonly held hypothesis. Join us as we examine this supposition via an examination of the book text titled Race in Cyberspace, Kolka, B, Nakamura, L, & Rodman, G. (Ed.). Topics to be examined will include the role language plays in the construction of racialized online identities; offline representations of cyberspace as a racially coded environment; and the impact technology and education has on race equity. Register now to ensure your participation in what will be a dynamic book club event. A copy of this compelling book will be forwarded to you once registration is completed. Quantities are limited to the first 14 registered. Each person shall receive a copy of each publication through campus mail. In the event that registered participants are not able to attend, we ask you return your book to CETL MB# 5400

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Book Room

The Life on The Tenure Track book club is facilitated by Dr. Meghan Burke, CETL Associate Director for Mentoring for Faculty and Student Success and Professor of Mathematics, and Dr. Michele DiPietro, CETL Executive Director and Associate Professor of Statistics.
Faculty new to KSU will gather to network, share resources and strategies, and discuss a chapter or two of the book.

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