The Common Reading Experience Committee invites faculty and staff to submit proposals for the 2018-2019 Common Reading Experience, a collaborative initiative, crossing departmental and divisional boundaries. We encourage the submission of proposals suggesting books that can foster a broad inclusive conversation. In concrete terms, the Common Reading Experience book should include opportunities for participation by faculty, staff, students, and the broader Nebraska community.
Each year the Common Reading Experience team, a multi-disciplinary group of faculty, staff, and students, will create or sponsor distinctive experiences for our community that include on-campus presentations and special events connected to the reading selected.
A Common Reading Experience Committee will review all proposals submitted and will give special attention to proposals that reflect one (or more) of the following characteristics:
- Reading lends itself to interdisciplinary analysis and conversation
- Reading is challenging but appropriate for incoming freshman
- Reading lends itself to collaborative links across the campus (student affairs, academic affairs, and community engagement)
- Reading is engaging and relevant for students and community
Proposals are due on or before May 1, and should be submitted to Lucy Morrison, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org. Decisions on proposals will be made and communicated no later than August 2017.
If you have any questions regarding Common Reading Experience proposals, please contacy Lucy Morrison at 402.554.2598 or email@example.com, or Chandra Gustafson at 402.554.2473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.