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2017-2018 Common Read My Beautiful World by Sonia Sotomayor
The program is described on the Common Read Blackboard site:
"Queensborough faculty members and their students will read My Beloved World in classes in the Spring 2018 semester. All students will participate in co-curricular activities.
The coming fall marks the centennial celebration of women having the right to vote in New York State. To commemorate this anniversary, the College recently announced a theme for the coming academic year of female empowerment and gender equality. This announcement was coupled with a request to align events and activities throughout the coming academic year with this theme.
For the coming year, the committee has selected My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Justice and third woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. You can read more about this text at Penguin Random House. (see below)
For additional information regarding this initiative please contact Dr. Robin Ford, Assistant Professor, English, and Coordinator of the Common Read, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. Henry Davis, Academic Program Specialist at email@example.com."
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The Common Read experience at QCC is described on the Blackboard site
In addition to high impact instructional experiences and pedagogical research, faculty and the campus community at large are engaging in large-scale discussions about issues challenging community colleges in general and Queensborough in particular. The Common Read is a Common Intellectual Experience that promotes integrative learning across the curriculum through multi-disciplinary approaches to a common text. Participating faculty members are able to incorporate the text in a way that aligns with their individual interests and disciplines. Students participate in cross-disciplinary events which provide an opportunity for increased social and academic engagement while supporting the learning that takes place in the classroom."