A committee of faculty, staff, and students from across campus participates in the Common Reading book selection process. The committee considers the goals of the program, along with other selection criteria, including literary quality, compatibility with the Integrative Learning Objectives and the potential to stimulate engaging, interactive discussions.
In keeping with the campus-wide focus of the program, the selection committee intentionally seeks out books with themes that will allow students and faculty to have academic discussion from a variety of disciplinary lenses, with particular interest in finding books that speak to social justice themes and/or ideas of difference.
2014 Selection Committee Members
Amber Baillon, Student Involvement & Leadership, Common Reading co-chair
Callista Brown, English, FYEP Director
Michelle Ceynar, Psychology
Tom Edgar, Mathematics
Haley Ehlers, Student
Angie Hambrick, Diversity Center
Jan Lewis, Office of the Provost
Adela Ramos, English
Kaitlyn Sill, Political Science
Dan Stell, Student
Amy Stewart-Mailhiot, Library, Common Reading co-chair
Laree Winer, Student Life Office