› Academics » Faculty Development Center Home New Faculty Peer Mentors Resources Career Resources Student Learning Resources Teaching Resources Blended Learning Studio Co-Curricular Resources Advising and Mentoring Resources Writing Instruction Resources Video Tutorials Campus Resources Resources Beyond Furman FDC Grants and Funding Workshops and Programs Propose/Announce An Event Mission Statement Greenville Community Resources Meet Our Staff Contact FDC Plan a Visit ›Apply Now ›Give to Furman › Main Content Column 1 WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW Dates and Events October 26 & 27 FDC Luncheon: Are We Smart Enough? Book Discussion November 22 Thanksgiving Holidays begin November 26 Thanksgiving Holidays end December 4 Student opinion of instruction survey begin December 5 Classes End December 6 Study Day December 7 Final exams begin December 13 Final exams end December 14 Student opinion of instruction survey period closes December 15 Final grades due December 22 Winter Break Starts January 1 Winter Break Ends INTERESTING READS Rejecting Growth Mindset and Grit at Three Levels https://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/rejecting-growth-mindset-and-grit-at-three-levels/ Mindset: How You Can Fulfill Your Potential by Carol Dweck (Furman Library link—available as an e-book) Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck (on order for Furman Library) Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth (Furman Library Catalog entry) Much Ado About Grit: A Meta-Analytic Synthesis of the Grit Literature Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much by Sendhil Mullainathan (on order for Furman Library) The Good Student Trap by Adele Scheele The Subtle Ways Colleges Discriminate Against Poor Students (Explained With a Cartoon) by Alvin Chang Radical Eyes for Equity by Paul Thomas (blog) Recognizing Emotional Labor in Academe Carol Dweck's website on mindset https://www.mindsetworks.com/science/ Cathy Davidson's Powerfully argued and Beautifully Written 'The New Education' How might we invent the future of our colleagues and universities? Award-Winning Teachers Reflect on Their Training Liberal Arts Colleges Cater to Employers' Needs - Many liberal arts colleges are helping grads translate their skills into successful careers. Best-Teacher Awards Are Bunk - They distract us from colleges' systemic failures. Between Division III Athletes and Professors - Evan Tucker, a former college football player, and Michael Nelson, a faculty member, spello ut what athletes wish professors knew and vice versa. What Do You Love? - As a newly tenured professor you should consider the question as an indicator of the best direction for your energy, gifts and talents moving forward.