Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The Haley Outliers Project
Over the next several months, we'll devote our Wednesday blog posts here to one of our newest endeavors with the S.O.A.R. office: "The Haley Outliers Project."
The project involves approximately 60 SIUE Johnetta Haley Scholars in a year-long series of collaborative learning activities utilizing Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers. The project is designed to engage Haley Scholars in "intellectual service work," raise the visibility of the Haley Scholars, and explore the benefits of an honors program that highlights students of color.
The Haley Scholars constitute a diverse group of university students who have attained high levels of academic success at SIUE. In the past, the Haley Scholars rarely participated in public collaborative projects that allowed them to further develop and showcase those thinking and academic skills so central to their scholarly achievements. Hence, this project.
Ideally, our discussions--here online and at events on campus--of an intriguing common reading about "the story of success" will assist us in our goals of getting even more people involved in providing "intellectual services" that address the needs of S.O.A.R. students and the university community in general.
We invite you to join our Wednesday discussions.
• September 9: A Community of Outliers
• September 16: Accumulative Advantages of Outliers
• September 23: Outliers' 10,000 Hour Rule
• September 30: The Trouble with Outliers, Part I
• October 7: Practical Intelligence and Outliers
• October 14: Meaningful Work and Outliers
• October 21: The Lessons of Outliers, Pt. 1
• October 28: Cultural Legacies and Outliers
• November 4: PDI and Outliers
• November 11: Rice Paddies and Outliers
• November 18: Bargains and Outliers
• December 2: Race and Outliers
• December 9: Barriers, Opportunities, and Outliers