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 

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    Spring 2022

    In Spring 2022, the Faculty Hub sponsored a reading group on The Book Proposal Book: A Guide for Scholarly Authors by Laura Portwood-Stacer. This faculty reading group was co-facilitated by Stephen Hudson (Department of Music) and Kylie Korsnack (Faculty Hub).

    The facilitators created a series short chapter summaries to support the reading of this book:



    Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

    The book selection was Calling Bullsh*t: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World by Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West, and the discussion was led by Faculty Hub Associates, Dr. Kristine Nolin and Dr. Kristine Grayson. Contact the discussion leaders for more information and to gain access to materials created to support the book club. 

    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. 

    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.