Book Club

The Faculty Hub often sponsors a book club for faculty and other instructors to promote discussion about contemporary topics in teaching and scholarship. Post-discussion, the Faculty Hub collects what has been learned and produces recommendations or additional resources for the faculty at large. 

If you have a suggestion for an upcoming book club or would like to co-facilitate discussions, please let us know at facultyhub@richmond.edu.

 

 

  • Current

    Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

    The book selection is Calling Bullsh*t: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World by Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West, and the discussion will be led by Kristine Nolin (Chemistry) and Kristine Grayson (Biology). 

    We encourage faculty from all schools and disciplines to join us to discuss data and information literacy and engaging our students on these topics. Three meetings for book club discussion will be scheduled during the first half of spring semester (between January 11 and February 26). Your book will be delivered before Thanksgiving and one organizational meeting will be scheduled for early December.  

    About Calling Bullsh*t from Penguin Random House: 

    Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news abound and it’s increasingly difficult to know what’s true. Our media environment has become hyperpartisan, but most of us don’t feel qualified to challenge the avalanche of new-school bullsh*t presented in the language of math, science, or statistics. In Calling Bullsh*t, Professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West give us a set of powerful tools to cut through the most intimidating data. 

    Sign-up here by November 1, 2020. 

  • Previous

    Spring 2020

    We explored how intentional utilization of technology can help students achieve course learning objectives. This exploration was guided by Intentional Tech by Derek Bruff of Vanderbilt University. 

    As part of this semester’s book club, we generated chapter summaries and a spreadsheet of all the technological applications found within the book. If you are looking for inspiration for new ways to enhance your course, these resources are a great place to start.