Upcoming Learning Communities and Book Clubs

Sep 3

Coming to Terms with Campus Controversies AppLC

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 2:00pm to Friday, December 3, 2021 - 3:00pm
Online in Zoom

Scholars and teachers in higher ed today contend with a set of conditions, controversies, and conflicts over campus climate, free expression, academic freedom, and the nature and purpose of our work. Should we be as “objective” as possible or should we be devoted to political causes and activist goals? Are we subject matter experts and authorities in our classrooms, or should we be breaking down power inequalities and finding ways to establish solidarity with our students?
Learning Communities
Sep 9

Mid-Career Revision AppLC

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 12:00am to Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Online in Zoom

As faculty reach mid-career, their professional development needs can change.  The goals of tenure, promotion, or long-term contracts may no longer be guiding metrics, and career paths may not be as clear.  Mid-Career faculty may find themselves over-tasked with the demands of their students, the university, and their disciplines and struggle to carve out time to re-evaluate their goals.
Learning Communities
Sep 10

Digital & Media Literacy AppLC

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 11:00am to Friday, November 12, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online in Zoom

Join members of AppState's Digital Literacy Learning Community for conversations about the role of digital literacy in your classrooms and your lives. Topics TBD by participant interest. Register
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Learning Communities
Sep 30

Book Club: The Race of Sound: Listening, Timbre, and Vocality in African American Music By Nina Sun Eidsheim

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 4:00pm to Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 5:30pm
Online in Zoom

How do perceptions of race, gender, vocal technique, and timbre influence the ways in which a listener engages with music? How does a listener answer the question “Who is Singing?” when they cannot see the singer? By focusing on the listener (rather than the sound producer), Eidsheim’s The Race of Sound addresses these questions by investigating the ways in which Black American singers have been interpreted and misinterpreted in a variety of musical styles, including opera, jazz, and synthesized music.
Inclusive Excellence, Inclusive Excellence: Campus Community, Book Clubs