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Faculty Reading Groups (virtual)

first Meeting: Tuesday, October 17

Join community college instructors and leaders from across the nation for discussions of transformative texts and ideas in our Faculty Reading Group.


Engage in Transformative Discussions

Our Faculty Reading Group provides a platform for you to dive deep into transformative texts. As a participant, you’ll have the opportunity to submit questions for discussion ahead of our meetings. These sessions are designed to encourage open and fluid conversations.

Fall 2023 Selection

The Brothers Karamazov

Our meetings will be held on the following dates, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Central Time:

Tuesday, October 17

Tuesday, November 14

Tuesday, December 5

Get ready to explore the profound themes and insights offered by this literary masterpiece.

Organizing Questions

What Is Justice? What are my obligations to others and what are their obligations towards me?
Who Am I? Where am I going? And what difference does it make?

Selected text

Why is this text Transformative?

This extraordinary novel, Dostoyevsky’s last and greatest work, tells the dramatic story of four brothers—Dmitri, pleasure-seeking, impatient, unruly . . . Ivan, brilliant and morose . . . Alyosha, gentle, loving, honest . . . and the illegitimate Smerdyakov, sly, silent, cruel. Driven by intense passion, they become involved in the brutal murder of their own father, one of the most loathsome characters in all literature. Featuring the famous chapter, “The Grand Inquisitor,” Dostoyevsky’s final masterpiece is at once a complex character study, a riveting murder mystery, and a fascinating examination of man’s morality and the question of God’s existence.

The Brothers Karamazov

Fyodor Dostoevsky


This opportunity is available to current community college faculty members who teach general education/core curriculum courses at accredited US institutions.


Meetings will be held on the following days, from 4:30pm – 6pm central time. 

  • Tuesday, October 17 
  • Tuesday, November 14
  • Tuesday, December 5 


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