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Spring 2014 Book Clubs


Title:  How Professors Think Book Club

Discussion Leader:  Steve Tamari

Location:  Friends Corner of Lovejoy Library

Book:  Lamont, M. (2009). How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Participants:  First 10 participants

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Title: Online Learning Communities Book Club

Discussion Leader:  Melissa Thomeczek

Location:  Educational Leadership Conference Room, AH 1115

Book: Ko, S. & Rossen, S. (2010). Teaching Online: A Practical Guide. New York: Routledge.

Participants:  First 10 participants

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Fall 2013-Spring 2014 Faculty Writing Group


Description:  According to the Harry Nillson song, “one is the loneliest number,” and that holds true in love and in writing. Being part of a writing group, however, can help you stay focused and make progress on scholarly writing, provide clarity when you are “in the muddle” of a project, and facilitate your overall writing process. Being part of a writing group also helps you learn about the fascinating work of your colleagues and share ideas across disciplines.

You will find a faculty writing group useful if you:

  • Are open to receiving feedback about your writing in a constructive way
  • Are willing to provide constructive feedback to your colleagues
  • Believe that writing is hard work
  • Value collaboration

To apply, you should meet these criteria:

  • Be an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor
  • Be able to commit to attending all or most sessions (see below)
  • Be working on a writing project (at any stage in the process, but preferably at early or middle stage)

Location:  Lovejoy Library 2nd Floor Conference Room LL 2017

Participants: Up to 8 people at this time (more may be available if there is enough interest)


Contact Dr. Lynn Bartels for more information

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