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== Spring 2021 Faculty Book Club ==
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== Fall 2021 Faculty Book Club ==
(Postponed from Fall 2020)
 
  
 
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development is pleased to announce
 
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development is pleased to announce
its Fourteenth Annual Fall Faculty Book Club. This fall we will be reading ''Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto'' by Kevin M. Gannon.
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its Fourteenth Annual Fall Faculty Book Club. This fall we will be reading ''Skim, Dive, Surface: Teaching Digital Reading'' by Jenae Cohn.
  
 
Here is a description of the book from the publisher:
 
Here is a description of the book from the publisher:
  
 
<blockquote>
 
<blockquote>
Higher education has seen better days. Harsh budget cuts, the precarious nature of
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Students are reading on screens more than ever—how can we teach them to be better digital readers?
employment in college teaching, and political hostility to the entire enterprise of
 
education have made for an increasingly fraught landscape. Radical Hope is an
 
ambitious response to this state of affairs, at once political and practical—the work of
 
an activist, teacher, and public intellectual grappling with some of the most pressing
 
topics at the intersection of higher education and social justice.
 
  
Kevin Gannon asks that the contemporary university’s manifold problems be
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Smartphones, laptops, tablets: college students are reading on-screen all the time, and digital devices shape students’ understanding of and experiences with reading. In higher education, however, teachers rarely consider how digital reading experiences may have an impact on learning abilities, unless they’re lamenting students’ attention spans or the distractions available to students when they’re learning online.
approached as opportunities for critical engagement, arguing that, when done
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effectively, teaching is by definition emancipatory and hopeful. Considering individual
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Skim, Dive, Surface offers a corrective to these conversations—an invitation to focus not on losses to student learning but on the spectrum of affordances available within digital learning environments. It is designed to help college instructors across the curriculum teach digital reading in their classes, whether they teach face-to-face, fully online, or somewhere in between. Placing research from cognitive psychology, neuroscience, learning science, and composition in dialogue with insight from the scholarship of teaching and learning, Jenae Cohn shows how teachers can better frame, scaffold, and implement effective digital reading assignments. She positions digital reading as part of a cluster of literacies that students should develop in order to communicate effectively in a digital environment.
pedagogical practice, the students who are the primary audience and beneficiaries of
 
teaching, and the institutions and systems within which teaching occurs, Radical
 
Hope surveys the field, tackling everything from impostor syndrome to cell phones in
 
class to allegations of a campus “free speech crisis.” Throughout, Gannon translates
 
ideals into tangible strategies and practices (including key takeaways at the conclusion
 
of each chapter), with the goal of reclaiming teachers’ essential role in the discourse of
 
higher education.
 
 
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</blockquote>
  
 
The Fall Faculty Book Club will meet three times this semester, so please only request a space if
 
The Fall Faculty Book Club will meet three times this semester, so please only request a space if
 
you are committed to attending all three of the following meetings:
 
you are committed to attending all three of the following meetings:
# Monday, February 22, 4:00-5:30
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# Monday, September 27, 4:30 pm
# Monday, March 22, 4:00-5:30
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# Monday, October 25, 4:30 pm
# Monday, April 19, 4:00-5:30
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# Monday, November 22, 4:30 pm
 
If you are interested, please [https://cat.xula.edu/mail/?to=301 email Jay Todd]. We will accept the first 10
 
If you are interested, please [https://cat.xula.edu/mail/?to=301 email Jay Todd]. We will accept the first 10
 
people who respond, and will deliver the books as soon as possible.
 
people who respond, and will deliver the books as soon as possible.
  
 
We look forward to reading with you and learning with you!
 
We look forward to reading with you and learning with you!

Latest revision as of 14:28, 23 August 2021

Fall 2021 Faculty Book Club

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development is pleased to announce its Fourteenth Annual Fall Faculty Book Club. This fall we will be reading Skim, Dive, Surface: Teaching Digital Reading by Jenae Cohn.

Here is a description of the book from the publisher:

Students are reading on screens more than ever—how can we teach them to be better digital readers?

Smartphones, laptops, tablets: college students are reading on-screen all the time, and digital devices shape students’ understanding of and experiences with reading. In higher education, however, teachers rarely consider how digital reading experiences may have an impact on learning abilities, unless they’re lamenting students’ attention spans or the distractions available to students when they’re learning online.

Skim, Dive, Surface offers a corrective to these conversations—an invitation to focus not on losses to student learning but on the spectrum of affordances available within digital learning environments. It is designed to help college instructors across the curriculum teach digital reading in their classes, whether they teach face-to-face, fully online, or somewhere in between. Placing research from cognitive psychology, neuroscience, learning science, and composition in dialogue with insight from the scholarship of teaching and learning, Jenae Cohn shows how teachers can better frame, scaffold, and implement effective digital reading assignments. She positions digital reading as part of a cluster of literacies that students should develop in order to communicate effectively in a digital environment.

The Fall Faculty Book Club will meet three times this semester, so please only request a space if you are committed to attending all three of the following meetings:

  1. Monday, September 27, 4:30 pm
  2. Monday, October 25, 4:30 pm
  3. Monday, November 22, 4:30 pm

If you are interested, please email Jay Todd. We will accept the first 10 people who respond, and will deliver the books as soon as possible.

We look forward to reading with you and learning with you!