What is a Common Book?
Common Book initiatives introduce freshmen to the college-level process of academic inquiry. Through a common text, students begin to discuss and examine a particular theme, issue, or topic, using the book as a common point of entry.--University of Washington
A means of enriching the first-year experience and creating a sense of community for undergraduate students.--Virginia Tech
The Common Book is intended to serve as a focal point for engaging the university community in formal and informal conversations about issues of importance in today's world.--Henderson State University
Common Book Program Lit Review
- Boff, Colleen; Schroeder, Robert; Letson, Carol. Building Uncommon Community with a Common Book: The Role of Librarians as Collaborators and Contributors to Campus Reading ProgramsResearch Strategies, v20 n4 p271-283 2005
- : common reading and the first year of college. Peer Review 2006 Summer; 8(3):8-10.Ferguson M. Creating common ground
- Fister B. One Book, One College: Common Reading Programs. 2007
- Kasowitz-Scheer A. Academic libraries and shared reading programs. Educators' Spotlight Digest 2007 Spring/Summer; 2(2).
- Laufgraben JL. Common Reading Programs: going beyond the book. Columbia, SC: National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition (University of South Carolina); 2006.
- Lewin T. Summer reading programs gain momentum for students about to enter college. New York Times 2007 Aug. 8; B (Vol. 156 Issue 54030):9.
- Twiton A. Common reading programs in higher education: a Patricia Lindell Scholarship research project. 2007 January.
NGCSU Common Book
NGCSU Pilot Test 2009-10--
Freshmen Expand Horizons with Common Reader. Digest. Sept. 9 2009.