While not required, students are encouraged to read (at least) one of these books during the course of the semester.

Recommended Books:

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity (Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn)

Academically adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa)

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment (Martin Seligman)

A Whole New Mind (Daniel H. Pink)

Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World (Tony Wagner)

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All (Tom Kelley and David Kelley)

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose (Tony Hsieh)

Designing the New American University (Michael Crow and William Dabars)

Do-Over! (Robin Hemley)

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (Daniel H. Pink)

Emotional Intelligence (Daniel Goleman)

Give and Take (Adam Grant)

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite & The Way to a Meaningful Life (William Deresiewicz)

The Happiness Project (Gretchen Rubin)

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? (Seth Godin)

Make the Impossible Possible: One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary (Bill Strickland)

Man’s Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl)

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World (Adam Grant)

Outliers: The Story of Success (Malcolm Gladwell)

Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth (Juliet Schor)

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative (Austin Kleon)

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Ken Robinson)

The Genius in All of Us (Daniel Shenk)

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others (Daniel H. Pink)

Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better And How They Can Change The World (Jane McGonigal)

Etc., etc., etc.

Important Note: While only a portion of the assignments below will be tuned in, it is the expectation that all readings, films, exercises, etc. will be completed according to the “Schedule of Assignments”, and integrated into the experience.

Weeks One and Two (August 20 – August 31)

Weeks Three and Four (September 3 – September 14)

Weeks Five and Six (September 17 – September 28)

Weeks Seven and Eight (October 1 – October 12)

Weeks Nine and Ten (October 15 – October 26)

Weeks Eleven and Twelve (October 29 – November 9)

Weeks Thirteen and Fourteen (November 12 – November 30)

Please note:Thanksgiving Recess from November 18 - 25

Week Fifteen (December 3 – December 7)