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Hostos Reads!: Books in Common books in Community

Books in Common, Books in Community

Nominate a book for next year

Interested in making a nomination? The Center for Teaching and Learning will open the book nominations for the Hostos Reads book for the 2018-2019 academic year. in the spring semester 2018. 

Once the nomination period has ended, the selection committee, an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and students (6-8 people), will evaluate the nominations based on the selection criteria. The selection committee will recommend three books, which will be presented to the college community to choose the winning book through a voting process.

The voting process will be carried out during April and May, and the winning book will be announced at the CTL Spa Day

Click here to read the selection criteria Nominate a book here  

About Hostos Reads

The Hostos Reads: Books in Common, Books in Community project builds upon the former “Book of the Semester” project led by Prof. Robert Cohen since 2005, and is spearheaded currently by the Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Council. The overarching goal of this project is to promote a culture of reading, discussion, and community building through the engagement of a common reading.

The goals this project plans to achieve include:

  • Community Building
  • Highlight campus and University resources/student talents
  • Cross-Institutional and Multidisciplinary Connection
  • Shared Intellectual Experience
  • Promote and enhance: Critical Thinking, Self-Awareness, Diversity and Global Issues, Cultural competence, Teaching & Learning.