Sunday, May 01, 2005

Reading Group Plans

I've set up this blog to facilitate discussion of Donald E. Hall's The Academic Self: An Owner's Manual (Ohio State UP, 2002). You can purchase this book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Ohio State UP, or ask your local bookshop to order it for you.

Your participation in this discussion can take different forms: members of the group blog must create a Blogger username and can write posts as well as comment on other posts. Nonmembers can comment freely. If you wish to become a member of the blog, contact Mel (see the profile link above).

Proposed Schedule for Discussion
Each chapter of Hall's book will be assigned its own week for focused discussion; each discussion week will begin on Sunday.

Sunday June 5 - Saturday June 11
  • Introduction: Owning Up to Academic Dysfunctions
Sunday June 12 - Saturday June 18
  • Chapter 1: Self
Sunday June 19 - Saturday June 25
  • Chapter 2: Profession
Sunday June 26 - Saturday July 2
  • Chapter 3: Process
Sunday July 3 - Saturday July 9
  • Chapter 4: Collegiality, Community and Change
  • Postscript: Textualizing Success