Spring 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:

Spring 2018 title(s) and date(s) 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.

Every Monday starting 2/12 from 1:00-2:00 at FDC 114


Pedagogy Book Club

​Spring 2018 Dates TBA

​Monday April 16 from 12:30-2:00 FDC 114

Monday May 7 from 12:30-2:00 FDC 114

Critical University Studies

Wednesday February 28 from 3:00-4:00 FDC 114

Wednesday March 28 from 3:00-4:00 FDC 114

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

February 13           Algorithms to Live By:The Computer Sciences of Human Decisions by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

March 13               Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell

April 17                  Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimerrer


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

February 27           Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

March 27                Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders

May 8                      Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen

Latin American Studies Reading Group 

Wednesday, April18 from 3:30pm at FDC 114

April is POETRY month!  Bring your favorite poem & join us for a poetry workshop!

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