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Friday, Jan. 26, 2024 | noon – 1 p.m.

What Comes First? Selecting the First Text for Any Course

Please join David Moore (with Rothin Datta, Erik Davis, and Brittany Landorf) for“What Comes First? Selecting the First Text for Any Course.” Whether your course is old or new, one key syllabus question always arises: which text comes first? Should it be simple or advanced? A classic, or cutting-edge? Inviting or intense ... or both? The one that's worked the past five years ... or has that chestnut gone stale? David Moore will outline some general principles and approaches to selecting the first text in any class, illustrating with choices he's made in a half-dozen different courses. He will be joined by Rothin Datta, Erik Davis, and Brittany Landorf; they won't talk long, since every faculty member has something to say, and some successes or disasters to share, on this focused but important question. Join us and share how your first text of the semester went! All faculty and staff are welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: [email protected]

Audience: Faculty, Staff

Sponsor: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

Listed under: Front Page Events, Lectures and Speakers


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