Faculty Reading Group

Faculty Reading Groups

Faculty reading groups help connect KSU educators interested in building community and developing their teaching through cross-disciplinary conversations. Monthly reading groups will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in meaningful conversations on topics related to teaching, professional development, and trends in higher education. This reading group is primarily intended for Kent State faculty (full or part time); other members of the community are welcome if space is available. Please register to attend by Friday, Jan. 27th, 2023. To facilitate interaction, this reading group will be offered virtually two days Mondays (12-1 pm) and Tuesdays (12-1 pm) via Teams.  

Picture a Professor: Interrupting Biases about Faculty and Increasing Student Learning, edited by Jessamyn Neuhaus, 2022, West Virginia University Press. 

Ever wonder how to navigate student preconceptions about what a professor should look like or act like? This collection of evidence-based insights and intersectional teaching strategies recognizes the pervasiveness of radicalized, gendered, and other biases about professors and offers specific suggestions to responding and interrupting such preconceptions to help students and educators rethink what it means to ‘picture a professor’. Dr. Carla Goar, Director, Anti-Racism & Equity Institute, and Dr. Adrienne Erby, Faculty Affiliate, Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion will be co-facilitating on various days with Dr. Michelle Corvette, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching & Learning.

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We will read a few chapters at a time for each discussion, as well as engage with short articles, podcasts, and videos around the topic. Participants only need to attend one day and may alter days as needed to accommodate schedules.

  • Monday, Jan. 30th & Tuesday 31st : 12-1pm Teams
  • Monday, Feb. 27th & Tuesday 28th : 12-1pm Teams
  • Monday, April 17th & Tuesday 18th : 12-1pm Teams

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