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One Book, One College: 2018-19 Teaching Resources

The Reedley College One Book/One College project began in fall 2015 in efforts to encourage engagement and discussion amongst students, faculty, and staff. This guide provides information about previous and current titles.

The Female Persuasion



Female Empowerment

Female Friendship

Female Mentorship

Learning Outcomes

Reedley College’s One Book/One College supports the following Institutional Learning Outcomes:

1.1 (Interpret various types of written, visual, and verbal information)

3.1 (Analyze the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences from cultural, historic, and aesthetic perspectives)


Reedley College’s One Book/One College responds to the following CCSSE questions to further engage student learning:‚Äč

  • Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with instructors outside of class.
  • Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with others outside of class (students, family members, co-workers, etc.
  • Number of books read on your own (not assigned) for personal enjoyment or academic enrichment.
  • Learning effectively on your own.
  • Understanding people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds

Online Mentoring Programs & Resources


Mogul, a worldwide platform reaching 18 million women per week, provides personalized mentorship in the form of a 24/7 digital advice hotline. One email can connect female entrepreneurs with experts like the former chairman of Hearst Magazines and Miss New York. Advice is available on a wide range of topics, from career and higher education guidance to beauty and fitness tips. In addition to mentorship, members gain access to ten award-winning courses for comprehensive skill building.


This student-geared mentorship program encourages students in the US to choose their own mentors. iCouldBe operates through classrooms across the country, where schools allow students to dedicate one class per week toward mentorship activities that promote academic success, career exploration, and post-secondary educational planning.


Another student-focused program, iMentor empowers students from low-income communities to succeed in college. Through iMentor, students meet with mentors one on one, either online or in person. The end result is a strong connection that encourages students to pursue their dreams. In New York City, iMentor partners with public schools to ensure every student receives a mentor.


Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) play a crucial role in the future of the US economy. MentorNet envisions a diverse 21st-century workforce in which citizens across all demographics contribute to innovation and live in prosperity as a result. MentorNet reaches out to STEM students through a vibrant community that is committed to student success.

Find a Mentor

This free self-service tool matches mentees with adult mentors in an effort to promote continuing education. Find a Mentor has more than 1,500 categories including leadership, success, career, and communications coaching. In addition to one-on-one mentorships, members can also build a mastermind group to brainstorm and learn from peers.


SCORE specializes in helping small businesses, providing a variety of tools that include workshops and document templates. One of its biggest benefits is its volunteer mentor network, which attracts a large number of highly-qualified volunteers due to the organization's backing by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Mentors are available in 62 different industries, ensuring mentees can find the partners they need to succeed.


Personally endorsed by Google Founder Sergei Brin, Envelop is an innovative audio platform transforming the way consumers enjoy music. Led by renowned musician and educator Christopher Willits, Envelop provides educational resources and mentorship for performers and listeners alike. Workshops are led by media innovators such as Bob Pittman, founder of MTV.

Shared from - John Boitnott (2018) 

Lesson Plans


If you would like to record your own podcast influenced by The Female Persuasion, please email: at One Book, One College - for more information!