The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Faculty Book Club

Last updated on March 17, 2010

2010

This semester's book club selection is Derek Bok, Our Underachieving Colleges: a candid look at how much students learn and why they should be learning more (Princeton University Press, 2006). Book club discussions will be facilitated by Elisabeth Gareis of the Communication Studies Department. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, April 28, 12:30-2:00pm, NVC 8-213
Thursday, May 20, 4:00-5:30pm, NVC8-213

RSVP: Participants should confirm their plans to attend by sending an e-mail to Elisabeth Gareis at egareis@baruch.cuny.edu with their preferred date.


2009

This semester's book club selection is Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success (http://www.gladwell.com/outliers/index.html). Book club discussions will be facilitated alternately by Elisabeth Gareis and Linda Lopez of the Communication Studies Department.
Wednesday, March 4, 6-7:30 p.m., NVC8-213 (Elisabeth Gareis)
Monday, March 16, 12:30-2 p.m., NVC8-213
(Elisabeth Gareis)
Thursday, April 30, 12:30-2 p.m., NVC8-213
(Linda Lopez)
RSVP via email to Elisabeth Gareis at egareis@baruch.cuny.edu with preferred date.


2008

This semester's book club selection is Louis Menand (ed.), The Future of Academic Freedom (University of Chicago Press, 1998). Prof. Menand will be the keynote speaker on May 2, 2008, at the 4th Annual CUNY General Education Conference to be held at Baruch College. Those members of the faculty who had signed up by January 10, 2008, will be provided with free copies and are invited to attend any of the several sessions listed below. The discussions will be facilitated alternately by Elisabeth Gareis and Denise Patrick of the Communication Studies Department.
RSVP: Participants should confirm their plans to attend by sending an e-mail to Elisabeth Gareis at egareis@baruch.cuny.edu with their preferred date.

Denise, Tuesday, March 25, 3:30-5:00 p.m., NVC 8-213
Elisabeth, Wednesday, April 2, 2:00-3:30 p.m., NVC 8-213
Denise, Thursday, April 10, 12:30-2:00 p.m., NVC 8-213
Elisabeth, Monday, April 14, 12:30-2:00 p.m., NVC 8-213

 

2007

Last year saw the debut of our faculty book club: More than thirty colleagues (divided into groups) read and discussed R. J. Wlodkowski and M. B. Ginsberg, Diversity and Motivation: Culturally Responsive Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2003). This year’s book will be Donald L. Finkel, Teaching with Your Mouth Shut (Boynton/Cook, 2000); fifty-one faculty members have signed up to discuss the book.

Those who signed up in January 2007 will be provided with free copies and are invited to attend any of the five sessions listed below. The discussions will be facilitated alternately by Elisabeth Gareis and Leigh Williams of the Communication Studies Department. Participants should confirm their plans to attend by sending an e-mail to egareis@baruch.cuny.edu with their preferred date:

 

WE, Mar. 21, 12:30-2 p.m.,  NVC 8-213

TU, Mar. 27, 6-7:30 p.m. ,    NVC 8-213

MO, Apr. 16, 6-7:30 p.m. ,   NVC 8-213

TH, Apr. 19, 12:30-2 p.m. ,  NVC 8-213

TH, Apr. 26, 6-7:30 p.m. ,    NVC 8-213