Book Nominations Sought for U of I 2022-23 Common Read
January 10, 2022
MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 6, 2022 — Nominations are open for the University of Idaho’s 2022-23 Common Read, an annual program designed to engage first-year students, faculty and the community in a unified intellectual activity.
The Common Read committee is seeking nominations of books, regardless of genre, that promote engagement on a topic relevant to the university community, especially first-year students. Submissions should be emailed by Monday, Jan. 31, to Dean Panttaja, director of general education and chair of the Common Read committee.
“We look for books that open our ways of thinking and seeing,” Panttaja said. “We look for books that challenge our knowledge and thought processes. We look for books that will increase our knowledge and understanding.”
Nominations should address University Learning Outcomes and provide an opportunity to inspire students to take ownership of their educational experience in critical and creative ways, explore diverse points of view, and experience content that promotes sustained discussion.
Past Common Reads have included works of fiction, history, race and culture, economics and the environment. More information on the Common Read, including past selections, is available at uidaho.edu/common-read.
Director of General Education
University of Idaho
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The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 11,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky and Western Athletic conferences. Learn more at uidaho.edu