Campus Book Club
You are invited to join our spring 2013 “campus read” sponsored by Achieving the Dream. This is our version of a book club.
We will be reading Them by Nathan McCall, author of Make Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America. We will meet four times this year to discuss the book and related topics.
On Tuesday, April 9 at 1 p.m. (location TBD), we will meet to discuss the first eight chapters. Meetings will continue at the same time on:
- April 23
- May 7
- May 21
Bring your lunch. Dessert will be provided.
Pick up your free copy of Them and the discussion questions from the Bridges to Success Office in SSB 205, Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
We hope that you can join us.
Book Summary In Them, Nathan McCall, best known as a memoirist, has tried his hand at fiction with a timely tale of gentrification and its attendant misunderstandings. Set in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward, Them traces the gradual yuppification of a historically black neighborhood and the explosive racial tensions that follow suit. At its center is the tentative relationship—never quite the friendship the novel would have you believe—that develops between resident paranoiac Barlowe Reed and the white armchair liberal who moves in next door.
2012-13 Kick-Off Workshop on Campus Culture
August 20, 2012
Our 2011- 2012 initiatives, focused on:
- New Student Orientation
- Freshman Year Experience
- Supplemental Instruction for Math and English
- Faculty Academy
For 2012-13, we will explore how campus culture can improve student outcomes, including:
- Relationships between faculty and staff
- Connecting faculty, staff and students through cultural background
- Our expectations for our students
- How we view our responsibility to the community we serve
The Steering Committee
We conduct regular meetings to organize work teams and establish planning models that ensures our efforts are directly tied to student needs.
Steering Committee Documents
Agendas and Minutes