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Fall 2014 Book Circles: "Best Of"

In order to extend and enrich campus conversations about meeting our students’ needs, the Institute for Student Success, in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is offering HSU staff and faculty the opportunity to engage in one of three book circles this semester.

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Who?

Open to all HSU staff, faculty, and administrators (priority given to those who are participating in a book circle for the first time)

When?

Lunchtime meetings, September-November (dates and times vary)

How do I sign up?

Book Circles

meet four times over the course of a semester to discuss an entire book. Free copy of the book is available for all participants. $100 honorarium available to those who are participating in a Book Circle for the first time. About the $100 honorarium

Everyone is welcome to participate in any book circle

"S" Logo for staff Indicates workshops that will be of special interest to staff.

"F" logo, indicating Faculty Indicates workshops that will be of special interest to faculty.

"S" and "F" logo indicate workshops will be of interest to both staff and faculty. Workshops with both icons will be of interest to both staff and faculty.

Book Circles: Back by popular demand: 3 of our most-requested titles!

Image of the book Whistling Vivaldi by Claude SteeleWhistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes "S" and "F" logo indicate workshops will be of interest to both staff and faculty.
Affect Us and What We Can Do

by Claude M. Steele

With this book, eminent social psychologist Claude M. Steele draws on decades of groundbreaking research to explore the concept of “stereotype threat” – the idea that stereotypes, or the fear of confirming them, can profoundly impact academic and athletic performance. Steele’s work not only sheds new light on racial and gender gaps, but also provides concrete solutions for combating this threat as a means for supporting student success.

Facilitated by Meredith Williams, Sociology

Meets from 12-1:30pm on the following Wednesdays: 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5

 

Image of book How Learning WorksHow Learning Works "F" logo, indicating Faculty

By Susan A. Ambrose, et al

Integrating theory with real-classroom examples in practice, this book introduces seven general principles of how we learn. It identifies key principles that underlie learning, from effective organization to impacts on motivation. Drawing on research from a range of disciplines, the content is designed to help faculty apply cognitive science advances to improve their own teaching.

Facilitated by Jenny Cappuccio, Chemistry

Meets from 12-1:30 pm on the following Fridays: 10/3, 10/10, 10/31, 11/14

 

Image of the book Quiet by S. CainQuiet: The Power of Introverts in a "S" and "F" logo indicate workshops will be of interest to both staff and faculty.
World That Can’t Stop Talking

By Susan Cain

Grounded in research, yet conversational in tone, Quiet argues that our society dramatically undervalues introverts – those who “prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams.” It also tells us about the many introverts – Rosa Parks and Dr. Seuss among them – who have contributed greatly to our world. Join colleagues for a series of intriguing conversations about the value of introverts in our workplaces, schools, and communities, and explore how our everyday practices might support (or deter) their participation in our events, classes, and programs.

Want to learn more about Susan Cain and Quiet? Check out this TED talk.

Facilitated by Su Karl, Learning Center

Meets from 12-1:30pm on the following Thursdays: 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6

How do I sign up?

Please select this link to sign up. You will be asked to sign in using your HSU user name and password.

Honoraruim

In recognition of the impact these topics have on the capacity of HSU staff and faculty to best serve our students, a $100 honorarium will be offered to all who are participating in a book circle for the first time. Given that our budget for this popular project is limited, we also offer participants the option to forego this honorarium, which allows more colleagues the opportunity to participate.

Note: Due to limited space, please sign up for only one book circle.

Questions?

Please contact Melissa Meiris at x4504 or melissa@humboldt.edu