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Spring 2016 Book Circles

Open to all HSU staff, faculty, and administrators, book circles met during the noon hour from February through April.

Here's what they read

Image of Beyond the Asterisk"S" and "F" logo indicate workshops will be of interest to both staff and faculty. Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education

Edited by Heather J. Shotton, Shelly C. Lowe, and Stephanie J. Waterman

Conceived, written, and edited by Native American higher education leaders, this book aims to both deepen understanding of Native students, including their unique characteristics and experiences, as well as to share proven approaches to supporting and responding to their needs. It also highlights unique collaborations, and emphasizes the importance and strategSies for increasing the representation of Native students, staff, and faculty on college campuses.

Facilitated by Paula (Pimm) Tripp-Allen

"F" logo, indicating Faculty Teaching in a Digital Age

By A.W. (Tony) Bates

What are the principles that guide effective teaching in an age where technology is front and center, especially in the lives of students? This book – offered as an open educational resource and downloadable online – provides a framework for making decisions about teaching that will help instructors (and their students) adapt and respond to technology’s impact on almost every aspect of our worlds.

Facilitated by Diedre Pike, Journalism & Mass Communication

"S" and "F" logo indicate workshops will be of interest to both staff and faculty. Hip-Hop Culture in College Students’ Lives: Elements, Embodiment, and Higher Edutainment 

By Emery Petchauer

In spite of its deep and pervasive influence on the lives of college students, hip-hop has often been misunderstood and overlooked as a site for knowledge production. Through this book, participants will learn about hip-hop – including its cultural logic, habits of mind, and worldview components – and understand how it can influence students’ approach to learning and living on campus.

Facilitated by Hunter Fine, Communication

"S" and "F" logo indicate workshops will be of interest to both staff and faculty. Sustainability in Higher Education: Stories and Strategies for Transformation

Edited by Peggy F. Barlett and Geoffrey W. Chase

Through a series of case studies and stories, this book offers ideas, examines models and provides roadmaps for sustainability work in higher education, offering links between sustainability, educational mission, and student success. Participants will explore and discuss the book’s many suggested pathways toward sustainability, from creative leadership efforts and curricular transformation to empowering students and supporting a culture of sustainability.

Facilitated by Kate Lancaster, School of Business