Reading and discussion are fundamental to higher education. Reading broadens cultural horizons, introducing readers to new ways of understanding and experiencing the world. Discussion challenges readers to reflect critically, to communicate effectively, and to share their ideas with others. Reading and discussion stimulate intellectual growth, moral development, and aesthetic appreciation.
The Chancellor’s Reading Club is a reading program for Fayetteville State University. Each year the entire FSU community will be encouraged to read and discuss a common text. The goals of the Reading Club are
The Chancellor’s Reading Club will pursue these goals through a variety of activities:
The Reading Club Committee will consist of FSU faculty, staff, and students. The faculty members will represent each of the schools and colleges. The staff will include members of University College, Student Support Services, and Career and Advisement Services, among other units. The Student Government Association and the student Honor societies will have representatives.
The Reading Club Committee will meet each year to determine a theme for the Reading Club selection. Nominations will be solicited from the FSU community and reviewed by the Committee, which will recommend a reading to the Chancellor. Readings should be college-level but general enough to interest a wide audience. Readings should be of moderate length, modest cost, and ready availability. The Committee will make recommendations at least one semester in advance, to allow time to invite speakers, develop study questions, plan activities, and prepare the other activities designed to promote the Reading Club selection.