Fall 2018 Book Clubs

The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning invites you to join a Faculty Book Club and Learning Community to support your success and connection to our community of teacher-scholars:

Faculty Learning Community:

  • Fall 2018 dates and times TBD

FLC: Writing A Journal Article in 12 weeks

Using Wendy Laura Belcher’s Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success, members of a faculty learning community (FLC) will support one another in our individual quests to have an article accepted for publication in an academic journal. The FLC members will meet for one hour each week for twelve weeks to discuss progress and provide assistance to one another. Participants will receive a copy of the book, and each week we will read a chapter and complete the associated writing tasks. Chapters include advice related to topic and journal selection, strengthening the structure of the article, presenting evidence, providing feedback, editing, and responding to journal decisions.

If you are interested in participating this Fall, please click this link and submit to facultycenter@csustan.edu by August 31, 2018.


Pedagogy Book Club

Critical University Studies

Dates and times TBD

Non-Fiction Book Club – Meets Tuesdays from 4-5 pm in JSRFDC 114

September 11         Walden on Wheels by Ken Ligunas

October 16              Breaking the Maya Code by John Matteson

November 13          The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative                                     by Florence Williams


Fiction Book Club – Meets Tuesdays from 4-5 pm in JSRFDC 114

September 25           Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King

October 30                Little Women- 150th Anniversary by Louisa May Alcott

December 4              The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Latin American Studies Reading Group 

Dates and times TBD

Designs for the Pluriverse- Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, an the Making of Worlds by Arturo Escobar

Please contact facultycenter@csustan.edu or Emy Barsley at x3216 to request books and to join the discussions.