Discussion groups will be held on campus Sunday, August 20, at 12:30 P.M. for one hour, with students and discussion leaders. An academic convocation will immediately follow. We are inviting interested faculty, staff, and students to be a part of our growing Common Reader Experience for first-year students.
Full discussion leader notes and a workshop will be provided with lunch on Friday, August 18, from 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M, in theWeitz CEC. If you want to get a book and be a part of our discussions, or if you have questions, please contact Trent Fredericksen at 402.554.6601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does it mean to be a Discussion Leader?
- · You need to read the Common Reader Experience book, Wes Moore’s The Other Wes More: One Name, Two Fates, which explores the lives of two men sharing a name but very different pathways of life. Along with telling the story of two boys growing up without fathers in inner-city Baltimore, the text asks us to think about fate, choices, and goals.
- · You need to be available on August 20, at 12:30 P.M., to talk with a group of first-year students for an hour. We will provide you with topics and tools in order to lead a discussion. You need to be open to having and promoting the student conversation on a variety of topics. You are the first academic contact for these students, so it’s a great opportunity to connect with them, and make them feel confident and comfortable in UNO’s academic environment.
- · We will provide you with the book and the tools you need to be a successful group leader and moderator. We will provide you with a series of notes and questions to help you get the conversation started and keep it rolling—and we’ll also provide lunch if you want to attend an in-person discussion leader workshop on August 18 in the Weitz CEC.
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