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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.

  • Readable, compelling, engaging
  • Exhibits complexity—may be read on multiple levels
  • Requires students to stretch in some way
  • Readily connects to service learning opportunities
  • Could be used by faculty in a number of GE courses, especially English, History, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, etc.
  • Could be used by faculty and peer mentors in the first-year seminar class
  • Is not a standard high school reading
  • Is short (around 300 pages) or can easily be broken into teachable units
  • Has a living author (or a qualified substitute) who be brought to campus for an affordable rate