Haley Scholar Reading Groups
In many respects, our decision to organize a common reading of Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers was
based on evidence that “underrepresented” students are, well,
underrepresented as participants in major academic and extracurricular intellectual
activities at SIUE.
We figured that an interactive, common
reading project like ours might advance our goal of expanding scholarly
participation and learning opportunities among Haley Scholars--a group
that involves one of the largest racially and ethnically diverse mixes
of folks on campus.
So after reading Outliers,
what’s something that you think university officials should be thinking
about more often in order to remove barriers to success that impede
large numbers of students of color or underrepresented students at SIUE? Or,
what's a topic that Gladwell raised concerning "special opportunities"
that deserves more of our attention at SIUE, for instance, if our
interest is in seeing a larger, more diverse group of students succeed?