Common Text Book Submission

If you would like to submit a book for consideration by the Common Text committee, please ensure it meets the following criteria and enter the information in the form below.

  • Stimulates reflection and thinking about issues from a new perspective
  • Values diverse cultural perspectives
  • Is interdisciplinary in nature; could be used in a number of CORE courses: English, History, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, etc.                                                
  • Readily connects to service-learning opportunities
  • Includes themes that resonate with students who are transitioning from high-school to college.              
  • Exhibits complexity—may be read on multiple levels            
  • Is readable, compelling, engaging.  Students will finish the book.
  • Can easily be broken into teachable units
  • It is likely that students have not yet read this book, either as an assigned text in high school or own their own.
  • Has living author (or qualified substitute) who can be brought to campus at an affordable rate