Events

Faculty Book Group
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:00pm

Join us for the next book in our reading series, "The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux" by Cathy N. Davidson.

This week, we will be discussing chapters 2 & 3.

About the Book
Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T. As Cathy N. Davidson argues in The New Education, this approach to education is wholly unsuited to the era of the gig economy. From the Ivy League to community colleges, she introduces us to innovators who are remaking college for our own time by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity in the face of change above all. The New Education ultimately shows how we can teach students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.

Joining the Faculty Book Group
Participants in the faculty book group meet for one hour on Fridays at 12:00 p.m, during weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 of each term. The book of choice is provided to all who attend, and given as a gift to participants at the end of the term.