LEAP INDIANA announces their Spring Book Club, an NPR favorite book of the year!
The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, by Anthony Abraham Jack.
“The Ivy League looks different than it used to. College presidents and deans of admission have opened their doors―and their coffers―to support a more diverse student body. But is it enough just to admit these students? In The Privileged Poor, Anthony Jack reveals that the struggles of less privileged students continue long after they’ve arrived on campus. Admission, they quickly learn, is not the same as acceptance. This bracing and necessary book documents how university policies and cultures can exacerbate preexisting inequalities and reveals why these policies hit some students harder than others.” (Harvard University Press)
Dr. Molly Hare will be the facilitator of the spring 2023 book read! Molly is the Director of the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence at Indiana State University and is a co-chair of the programming subcommittee for LEAP Indiana.
We will host discussions of Jack’s work via Zoom at 2 p.m. Friday on the following 4 dates:
January 27, featuring the Introduction through page 50
February 17, pages 51-100
March 24, pages 101-150
April 14, pages 131-197
All interested faculty at ISU are eligible to participate and receive a complimentary copy of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students by registering at this link: https://indstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0CIIKe0JFmSJUXk
DEADLINE for registration is November 30, 2022.