Faculty Reading Group

Semester-long readings groups help connect KSU educators interested in building community and developing their teaching through cross-disciplinary conversations.  Monthly meeitngs 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.  


FALL 2021 Faculty Reading Group will be reading Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto 

Groups will meet Mondays or Tuesdays throughout the Fall semester (12:00 - 1:00pm)

In his book, Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto, Kevin M. Gannon aims to help educators understand the idea of student “success” as moving from traditional viewpoints to more holistic and inclusionary approaches including well-being, thriving, belonging, and overall resilience.  Gannon asks that we consider two significant questions in order to engage in radical hope in our university learning spaces: “Who are we as we present ourselves to our students?” and “What are we saying to students about how we perceive and receive them?” These questions frame the reimagination of course syllabi, classroom dynamics, and student engagement. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Facilitator: Michelle Corvette, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Center for Teaching and Learning.

Please register to attend by Wednesday, September 8th 2021. To facilitate interaction, this reading group will be offered synchronously via Teams. 


Stay tuned to find out what book will be the focus of the Spring Reading Group