What I’m reading this summer

As I’ve mentioned before, every summer I choose to read at least one book (often more) on each of the following topics: higher education (usually on liberal arts education), writing, and teaching. Below is what I chose for this year.

  1. This summer’s reading in higher education/liberal arts – two not-so-new books (some rereading there) and two new-ish ones:

    The Christian College: A History of Protestant Higher Education in America by William Ringenberg.

    The Soul of the American University: From Protestant Establishment to Established Nonbelief by George Marsden.

    Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters by Michael Roth.

    How College Works by Daniel Chambliss and Christopher Takacs.

  2. Here are two writing books from a list I crowd-sourced on Facebook:

    How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One by Stanley Fish.

    On Writing by Stephen King.

  3. This book was recommended by a colleague whose teaching I admire:

    Becoming A Critically Reflective Teacher by Stephen Brookfield.

These (along with whatever else I’m reading for research projects and leisure) should keep me busy this summer.

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