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:

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.

  • Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. and (Starting September 13th)
  • Wednesdays at 12:00- 1:00 p.m. (Starting September 12th)


Please RSVP to facultycenter@csustan.edu  or x3216 and let us know which group you will be attending (so we can have an approximate head count) and to request a copy of the book we'll use to support our work.


Pedagogy Book Club

Critical University Studies

Thursday, October 4, 3:00pm -4:30 pm


Facilitated by Dr. Chris Nagel, Department of Philosophy, Speaker of the Faculty


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 

Monday, September 24 and Monday, November 26 at 4:00pm  FDC 114


Facilitated by Ms. Sandra Garcia Sanborn, Department of Philosophy and Modern Languages


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.