Faculty Book Club

The Center for Faculty Excellence is excited to be offering Virtual Faculty Book Clubs on two books in Fall 2020.

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Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes

Small Teaching Online book coverBook Author: Flower Darby & James M. Lang

Book Description (Excerpted from Amazon)“The concept of small teaching is simple: small and strategic changes have enormous power to improve student learning. Instructors face unique and specific challenges when teaching an online course. … This book outlines practical and feasible applications of theoretical principles to help your online students learn. It includes current best practices around educational technologies, strategies to build community and collaboration, and minor changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant learning gains.” Read more about the book.

Small Teaching Online Book Club Meeting Dates – Option 1:

  • Wednesday, October 7 from 9:00-10:30am, virtual via Zoom
  • Wednesday, November 4 from 9:00-10:30am, virtual via Zoom
  • Wednesday, December 2 from 9:00-10:30am, virtual via Zoom

Small Teaching Online Book Club Meeting Dates – Option 2 :

  • Thursday, October 8 from 12:30-2:00pm, virtual via Zoom
  • Thursday, November 5 from 12:30-2:00pm, virtual via Zoom
  • Thursday, December 3 from 12:30-2:00pm, virtual via Zoom

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The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

The Sun Does Shine book cover

PNW’s One Book, One Community SELECTION FOR 2020-2021

Book Author: Anthony Ray Hinton

Book Description (Excerpted from Amazon): Anthony Ray Hinton spent nearly 30 years on Death Row for a crime he did not commit.  “The Sun Does Shine is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times. Destined to be a classic memoir of wrongful imprisonment and freedom won, Hinton’s memoir tells his dramatic thirty-year journey and shows how you can take away a man’s freedom, but you can’t take away his imagination, humor, or joy.” Read more about the book.

The Sun Does Shine Book Club Meeting Dates:

  • Tuesday, October 6 from 10:30am-12:00pm, virtual via Zoom
  • Tuesday, November 3 from 10:30am-12:00pm, virtual via Zoom
  • Tuesday, December 1 from 10:30am-12:00pm, virtual via Zoom

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Books Read in Previous Book Clubs