23 August 2014—Reflexivity Seminar Syllabus (a)
23 August 2013—China's Lunar Calendar 2013 08-23
23 August 2013—From the Geil Archive: Orator
23 August 2012—The New Yorker and the World: Course Description (b)
23 August 2011—Displays of Authenticity: Sacred Objects
|[a] Pondering Society RF|
INIT 100, First-Year Initiatives
TTh 10:00-11:50 AM
Allitt, Patrick. I'm the Teacher, You're the Student.
Bain, Ken. What the Best College Teachers Do.
Bain, Ken. What the Best College Students Do.
Chace, William. One Hundred Semesters.
Emerson, Robert. Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes.
Kluge, P.F. Final Exam.
Martin, Roger. Brave Noises.
Nathan, Rebekah. My Freshman Year.
Rosovsky, Henry. The University: An Owner's Manual.
Fieldnote notebook (required).
The Chronicle of Higher Education (arrives in bookstore in September)
Landon, Brooks. Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft.
All course books are also available at the reserve desk at the library. Since there are a limited number of each book (usually one or two), please make sure that you plan ahead if you are going to read a book on reserve. Listen in class for "reserve strategies," as well.
Ponder Letter 15%
Ethnographic Essay 30%
Class attendance and participation is expected.
Film: Geil of Doylestown (in-class Tuesday)
Read all four posts, not just “a.”
Emerson, Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, 45-128
Writing Fieldnotes I: At the Desk, Creating Scenes on a Page
Writing Fieldnotes II: Multiple Purposes and Stylistic Options
Martin, Brave Noises: Journal of a First-year College President, 31-120
Round and Square Quotidian Quizzes:Introduction (a-h)
Skim a-d, and read posts e-h very carefully; your quiz grade depends on it).
Bain, What the Best College Teachers Do, 1-180
Introduction: Defining the Best
Bain, What the Best College Students Do, 1-262
The Roots of Success
What Makes an Expert?
Learning to Embrace Failure
Curiosity and Endless Education
Making the Hard Choices
Nathan, My Freshman Year, vii-89
Welcome to "Any U"
Life in the Dorms
Community and Diversity
As Others See Us
LaFleur, Rob's Style Sheet, 1-30 (handout)
The Art of College Management
Lessons From My Year as a Freshman
Afterword: Ethics and Ethnography
Preface: The Concept
A Letter of Introduction
Two Thirds of the Best
A Dean's Day
The University College: Selectivity and Admission
The Purposes of Liberal Education
One Version of the Core
Graduate Students: Welcome to the Ancient and Universal...
Academic Life: Some Virtues, Some Vices
Tenure: The Meaning of Tenure
Tenure: A Model Case
Burnout, Envy, and Other Forms of Pain
The University as Marketplace
University Governance: Seven Principles...
Postscript: Omissions and Conclusions