Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Spring13 Reading Group

Hi folks,

Registration is open for the SP 13 CTL reading group!  This semester's book is The Missing Professor, by Thomas Jones.  This "Academic Mystery" (yes, really) takes place at Higher State U.--a small university with a dubious past located in the middle of the Midwest.  On her second day of classes as a new assistant professor of philosophy, the protagonist Nicole is plunged into a campus-wide mystery.  Someone has ransacked the office of one of her colleagues, and he has disappeared.  It's mystery, mayhem, and possibly murder!  And hanging over it all is the most important question of all:  Who will get tenure?

All characters in this book are fictional, and any resemblance between them and people you actually know is purely coincidental.  Really.

Despite the simple and fun presentation, the book opens up an avenue for faculty, staff and administrators to talk about the things that really matter in higher education—teaching, research, workload, time management, faculty governance, peer evaluation, testing and grading and more!

All faculty and staff are welcome to join us. Books will be provided free of charge to anyone who registers for the reading group.  Please register by calling 605-677-5411 or by emailing the CTL at The reading group will meet at the following times Spring semester, room is TBA. 
Faculty and staff should register for one time slot, but are free to switch around as schedules necessitate:

First session (Chapters 1-8)
Tuesday, January 22, 3:00-4:00  or
Wednesday, January 23, 9:00-10:00

Second session (Chapters 9-15)
Tuesday, February 19, 3:00-4:00 or
Wednesday, February 20, 9:00-10:00

Third session (Chapters 16-22)
Tuesday, March 19, 3:00-4:00 or
Wednesday, March 20, 9:00-10:00

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