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.
- 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.
Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters by Michael Roth.
How College Works by Daniel Chambliss and Christopher Takacs.
- 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.
- 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.