Friday afternoons before classes -- from 4:00-5:30 in Tilford Ctr. Rm. 115
About Journal Club
Journal Club is an opportunity for engaging with colleagues in a context of curiosity, uncertainty, and depth. Come explore interesting and unpredictable topics that stretch your horizons! It is a place for anyone in the Gonzaga community to explore ideas and research that interests them. Journal Club effectively invites our community to say, “This is what I am reading, this is what I am interested in, and/or this is what I am thinking.”
We meet to discuss the various leadership journal articles or books we are reading and compare what we're each learning. (You choose your article--everyone is reading something different!) There are amazing transdisciplinary themes that thread through each book or article. YOU DON'T NEED TO PRESENT ANYTHING....JUST COME, LISTEN, AND ENJOY THE DISCUSSION!
All Gonzaga students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. Attendees are invited to present a journal article, book chapter, or other scholarly work to colleagues, or just show up and participate in the dialogue. The transdisciplinary nature of this endeavor is meant to offer a rich context for surprise and delight. We explore key themes in leadership studies that focus on problems, questions, and/or speculations about:
- Influence (e.g., metaphysical, physical/biological, socio-cultural)
- Power (e.g., historical/traditional, normative, size/scale, role/reputation)
- Relationship (e.g., the self, sense making, social construction of the self, communication)
- Purpose (e.g., meaning, intentions, teleology)
We believe that these themes are broad enough to encourage anyone from any field to participate in our conversation. Everyone who wants a chance to present will be able to do so. We hear the presentations in a serial manner, and then we engage in conversation and dialogue.
This experience is meant to be informal, enjoyable, and intellectually stimulating. Journal Club is an opportunity to network with your colleagues from various schools, departments, and programs. Finally, Journal Club can be a platform for developing and improving teaching and presentation skills.
- You don't have to present anything--just come and join in the discussion!
- Each person who decides to present the article they're reading has up to 10 minutes to present.
- Please include the following in your presentation:
1. What is the purpose of the reading and the apparent main focus of the article or book?
2. What are the broad applications of the work to leadership studies or your primary discipline?
3. Please describe the intended audience, describe the journal (if any), and include the reference of your literature.
4. What is your response to the author?
- Please bring a few copies of your presentation/notes.
- You may use PowerPoint, but you do not have to. Presentations are generally informal, and discussion is dynamic.
- Please email Dr. Chris Francovich at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to present. However, latecomers are welcome to present if we have time!
All Are Welcome Here