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 themes of diversity, social justice, sustainability, and/or ideas of difference.
2020.2021 Common Reading Book Selection Committee Members
Michael Artime, Political Science
Austin Biermann, Center for Student Success
Corey Cook, Psychology
Kerry Dunn, Social Work
Oksana Ejokina, Music
Megan Grover, Wang Center for Global Education
Andrea Munro, Chemistry
Mike Rings, Philosophy
Luke Ruiz, The Diversity Center
Jen Rude, Campus Ministry
Nancy Simpson-Younger, English
Paul Sutton, Education – Co-Chair
Angie Hambrick, Student Life – Co-Chair