Fall 2013 Faculty Book Groups:
Spring 2014 Faculty Book Group:
Wednesday, 9/11,9/25 & 10/9/2013
Want to create a truly collegial culture at UAA?
|Please join us for a discussion group centered around the book, Facilitating a Collegial Department in Higher Education: Strategies for Success by Robert Cipriano. |
The group will meet three Wednesdays from 1-3pm in Library 302: September 11, 25 and October 9.
The first 10 faculty members who register for the entire series will receive a free copy of the book.
Here's a description of the book:Collegiality is a key element that department chairs value when recommending faculty members for tenure. This practical book (written for chairs and deans) offers a reference of "what to do" proactively so that departments function effectively. The book is filled with the most current ideas and research of what has worked to enhance the climate, culture, and collegiality in the department, as well as the university. The book also includes case law relative to collegiality or lack of collegiality in higher education so that readers will get a helpful guide to nurturing a more collegial department—in a way, preventing toxic situations from arising or worsening.
Topics in Higher Education
(THE) Book Group at UAA
| The Topics in Higher Education Book Group will provide faculty with an opportunity to read and discuss publications exploring higher education. Although faculty may read publications related to higher education, we often do so in isolation. THE Book Group will give us a chance to read, discuss with others, and consider the implications of these works for our teaching, scholarship, and service.|
Spring 2014The book "What the Best College Teachers Do" by author Ken Bain will be next book in THE Book Group starting in spring 2013.
Participants in THE Book Group are encouraged to read the book over the December break in preparation for three brown bag discussion sessions in the spring term. The meeting location and theme, issues and discussion questions for each session will be announced in the fall.
CAFE is able to support the purchase of a limited number of copies of the book in either hard copy or digital format for faculty who attend all three discussion sessions. Registration will be later in the Fall.