• Common Reading
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    What is a Common Reading? 


     In 2000, LaGuardia added the “common reading” to the First Year Experience program. The goals of having a common reading, a practice used by many colleges and universities, are to establish a greater sense of community among students and to provide an introduction to intellectual life at the college. To help students through the reading, and to provide a faculty forum for sharing ideas and activities, LaGuardia faculty developed websites including instructional materials, suggestions for activities, reading guides, and more.

    The common reading website content is designed by a different faculty member or faculty team each year. We are grateful to the many faculty from a wide variety of disciplines who have contributed materials they've developed and shared each year for using the Common Reading as a means to engage students.

    LaGuardia's Library faculty have played a crucial role in helping to research, develop and vet materials for the Common Reading sites.

    The Center for Teaching and Learning staff have collaborated closely with faculty on the content and technical aspects of each site.