Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

Summer Reading Discussion Leaders

Michigan Tech Reading as Inquiry, 2018

Thank you for volunteering for the Reading as Inquiry initiative. We appreciate the commitment of such a diverse group of people—not only to reading and the role it plays in a successful college career, but also to the importance of actively helping to welcome our new students into the Michigan Tech community. We look forward to working with you to make this a successful and rewarding experience.

The discussion groups are scheduled for August 28, 2018 at 3 p.m. You will receive a confirmation letter in August containing information concerning your discussion location, the major(s) of the students in your group, and the names and email addresses of your co-facilitators.

Please join us for the following events:

August 22, 2018


Facilitator Lunch


Wadsworth Dining Hall

August 23, 2018

1-2:30 p.m.

Facilitator Preparation Session Memorial Union Ballroom B

August 28, 2018

9 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Author Presentation Rozsa Center

August 28, 2018

3 p.m.

First-year Discussion Groups Various (location found in confirmation letter)

August 28, 2018

4 p.m.

Author Reception Memorial Union Ballroom B

Expectations of Discussion Sessions

Facilitators and students will adequately prepare themselves and familiarize themselves with the book. This means reading the book and looking for points to bring up in the discussion. Discussion leaders and students will engage in intellectual conversation, where different perspectives are welcomed and encouraged. While study questions are provided as a guide, facilitators and students are encouraged to formulate their own questions related to the book.

2018 Discussion Guide For Student Staff Facilitators

2018 Summer Reading Facilitator Handout

If you have questions, contact:

Robert Johnson
Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication
Department of Humanities

Heather Simpson
Assistant Director
Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success