Deciding what book to pick up can be overwhelming with the wealth of choices available. Whether it’s casual reading or something related to your work in the Academy, ACAD members have likely read it! This space is dedicated for ACAD members to share their reviews and insights of books they are currently reading to help you find exactly what you are looking for in your next best read.
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Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change
At IU South Bend in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, we’ve been working to improve retention and student success. Last summer, the Associate Deans and I read Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change by Joseph Granny, et al. and designed campaigns around it’s key principles. One of our important successes was the significantly increased use and understanding of our academic early warning system.—Elizabeth Dunn, ACAD Board Member, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Indiana University-South Bend
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
The best book that I’ve read in the past few months has been Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. I enjoyed Harari’s provocative history of our species and the conversations that it has generated among colleagues and friends.—Del Doughty, ACAD Board Member, Dean, College of Education and Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University-Texarkana.