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Perspectives on Designing and Implementing Common Read Programs
Reading and Writing Diversity: Scaffolding and Assessing a Common Reader Initiative at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Writing Program 2020
This program profile details the incorporation, scaffolding, and assessment of a large programmatic common reading initiative as a framework for other program directors to incorporate programmatic change and generate faculty buy-in.
A “Common” Campaign: Reinventing the Book in Common Program on A Liberal Arts Campus. 2019
... t he purpose of this research, and the goal of this forum submission, is to explore faculty, staff, and administrator perceptions of the book in common on the campus of a small private liberal arts institution and to provide a voice for faculty, staff, and administrators regarding book in common proceedings moving forward.
What the Freshmen Are Reading 2019
This article from Inside Higher Ed describes the theme of the Common Read for 2019 for many colleges and universities.
A Common Book: A Novel Approach to Teaching and Learning. 2018 (PDF)
This paper presents a study about the impact of a common book program on teaching and learning practices at a small mainly undergraduate university
Connecting Intensive English Program Students to Campus and Community through a Common Reader Program. 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects that participation in a university's campus common reading program had on the language abilities and feelings of connection to the campus and community by students who read the book as part of an Intensive English Program reading/writing course
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Gendered citizenship and the individualization of environmental responsibility: evaluating a campus common reading program. 2018
We assess the extent to which engagement in an environmentally-themed common reading program is related to (1) concern for waste-related issues, (2) beliefs that addressing waste is an individual responsibility, and (3) individual behaviors intended to reduce personal waste.
Reading Across the Curriculum at an Urban Community College: Student and Faculty Perspectives on Reading. 2018
The aim of this exploratory study is to gain a broad view of what reading across the curriculum looks like at one urban community college from the perspectives of both students and faculty.
The Un-Common Read: Perspectives from Faculty and Administration at a Diverse Urban Community College 2017
This article from professors at Queensborough Community College/City University of New York provides a detailed literature review in addition to their own research.
Tensions and Issues in Selecting a Book for a University Common Book Program. 2016
A qualitative study, outlining the process through which a book was selected for a university common reading program. Includes recommendations for common .ook program selection committees and suggestions for future researchers who are investigating common book programs.
Select Currents Volume 7, Number 2 - Spring 2016
See pp 57-68
Common Reading Programs: Trends, Traps, Tips 2015
The article focuses on the annual study of common reading programs of the National Association of Scholars (NAS) in the U.S. The author made recommendations for reading selections and good practices for choosing books and administering a common reading program, and mentioned the goals colleges have for common reading programs, and the way these programs are set up.
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Exploring Sense of Community in a University Common Book Program. 2015 (PDF)
This study explored whether a common book program at a Canadian university was able to create a sense of community among students. Implications and recommendations for common book programs are discussed.
Reading, Learning, and Growing: An Examination of the Benefits of Common Book Programs for First-Year Students’ Development. 2015
Study examining relationships between first-year students' participation in common book reading programs and their self-reported development in academic skills and multicultural appreciation and competence.
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Using a Common First-Year Book to Promote Reading, Connections, and Critical Thinking. 2011
Study at a large university on the effectiveness of its common reader program in meeting multiple learning objectives.
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