Please join Nuru Akinyemi and Dan Paracka for an intellectually stimulating discussion of the political, economic and social implications of transnational migrations and identity formations, based on Akanmu Adebayo and Olutayo Adesina’s edited book, Globalization and Transnational Migrations: Africa and Africans in the Contemporary Global System. “The book is on contemporary global connections and interconnectedness and the implications of these for Africa and Africans. . . [it] grew out of papers presented at an international conference on “Globalization: Migration, Citizenship and Identity” at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, from November 6-9, 2007,” co-sponsored by Kennesaw State University and the University of Ibadan.
The KSU Gender and Women’s Studies Program and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will be sponsoring a brown bag lunch discussion of Palace Walk. This is the first novel in the Cairo Trilogy, which was written by Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, perhaps the most important Arab author of the 20th century. Discussion will be led by Anne Richards of the KSU English Department.
Due to popular demand we are pleased to offer a second book discussion on Faculty Incivility. Join Dot Graham for an energizing and intellectually engaging discussion of faculty incivility, bullying, and mobbing based on Twale and De Luca’s book, Faculty Incivility: The Rise of the Academic Bully Culture and What to Do About It. "This important book addresses the prevalence of faculty incivility, camouflaged aggression, and the rise of an academic bully culture in higher education.
Join Dot Graham for an energizing and intellectually engaging discussion of faculty incivility, bullying, and mobbing based on Twale and De Luca’s book, Faculty Incivility: The Rise of the Academic Bully Culture and What to Do About It. "This important book addresses the prevalence of faculty incivility, camouflaged aggression, and the rise of an academic bully culture in higher education. The authors show how to recognize a bully culture that may form as a result of institutional norms, organizational structure, academic culture, and systemic changes. Filled with real-life examples, the book offers research-based suggestions for dealing with this disruptive and negative behavior in the academic workplace" (from Amazon.com). “The authors combine their thorough knowledge about incivility and workplace bullying with their deep insights into academic culture and changes taking place in the higher education sector.
Please join Harold Wingfield, Professor of Political Science, Linda Johnston, Director of the Master of Science in Conflict Management and Dede Yow, CETL Fellow for Diversity Across the Curriculum for a discussion of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon.
Executive Director of the Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics, and Character and Professor
At this time in history when the survival of the planet depends on global community and understanding, the United States has to assess the racism that is under the radar, yet drives policy that has a global reach.
Robert Jensen, a white journalist and professor, looks at racism in American "polite society." Drawing on his own experience, on theory, and on data, he "reaches white readers where they live." Jensen encourages an honest look at the "pathological nature of white privilege." Join Dede Yow and Darren Crovitz for an energizing discussion of this honest and important book.
The first days of your course can be the most important of the semester. The tone you set will either grab your students, or lose them -- by withdrawal or apathetic retention.
"Successful Beginnings for College Teaching" by Angela Provitera McGlynn discusses some strategies and tools to get off to a great start. Sign up for the book club now, and you'll get the book right away, so you can employ some of them to start Spring semester. (It's a short book with some ready suggestions.) Then come to the discussion, and talk about how it's going.
We've learned about Learner-Centered Teaching, and maybe we've even tried it a bit. But how do we assess what we've done? How do we justify to our students and our colleagues (and our supervisors) that this is worth doing, even if it's a bit painful at first?
Anyone interested or involved in mentoring relationships will enjoy this book and joining other colleagues to discuss how we can strengthen mentoring at KSU. Johnson’s book is the definitive guide for higher education faculty who wish to excel as mentors to students and new faculty. This research based, no-nonsense guide features cases studies, strategies, best practices, and recommendations for professors who wish to excel in mentoring.
“The real strength of this book is that it can be used by faculty members and academic administrators in any institutional setting and any discipline. Johnson's review of the risks and rewards on this important dynamic are comprehensive and very useable. It is a wonderful perspective on one of the most meaningful relationships a faculty member can have” Steve Janosik, Education Review.
What is all this talk about Learner-Centered Teaching, anyway? What can we as educators do to maximize our students actual learning? How can we get students to take responsibility for their own education? At this gathering, we will discuss with colleagues from across campus how we can fight apathy in the classroom.