CETL 2020-21 Book Club
Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization
By: Cia Verscheldon
This book argues that the cognitive resources for learning of over half our young people have been diminished by the negative effects of economic insecurity, discrimination and hostility against non-majority groups based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and other aspects of difference. Recognizing that these students are no different than their peers in terms of cognitive capacity, this book offers a set of strategies and interventions to rebuild the available cognitive resources necessary to succeed in college and reach their full potential.
The book has 3 parts and 14 chapters (plus it includes a GSU case study) that we will discuss over 9-10 sessions (meeting from Sept. through May).
Books will be provided. Open to all faculty. Registration is capped at 18.
All meetings will be virtual and the schedule will be determined by the participants.
Coordinated by Laura Carruth (Director, CETL)
Registration opens Wednesday, Aug. 26