Why A Book-in-Common?

The Book-in-Common program is a university-wide initiative developed to foster a learning environment focused on the success of students to live, work, and lead in a diverse and complex world.  The program will promote an awareness and appreciation for the richness that is brought by embracing all forms of diversity and multicultural perspectives.  In addition, it supports University initiatives such as curricular and co-curricular efforts in Global Connections, Wellness Connections, and Business Connections.

Common Reading Programs

  • intellectually engage students on a variety of social issues and diverse perspectives related to values and ethics
  • foster a sense of intellectual community throughout the university
  • engage students in interdisciplinary dialogue outside of the classroom
  • provide opportunities for increased interaction among students, faculty, staff, and alumni 

Discussions (Fall 2017)

The Power of a Mentor and Role Model When it Comes to Career Success
Facilitated by Dr. Raisinghani, Professor (College of Business)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Pioneer Center for Student Excellence, RM 234


Identity and Intersectionality Lunch and Learn
Facilitated by Elia Tamplin, Ph.D. Candidate (Multicultural Women’s & Gender Studies)
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Pioneer Center for Student Excellence, RM 234


Overcoming Adversity
Facilitated by Dr. Nila Ricks, Asst. Professor (Social Work Program)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
2:00 PM –3:00 PM
Pioneer Center for Student Excellence, RM 234


Contact Us

Theresa Lindsay
Coordinator, Learning Success Programs
Pioneer Center for Student Excellence
BHL 226
(940) 898-4113
For additional faculty resources:
Dr. Jörg Waltje
Executive Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
SH 302
(940) 898-3426

Page last updated 3:48 PM, October 18, 2017