Engaging Together, Through a Common Read

The UM-Dearborn Community Read is a campus initiative to instill a joy of learning, critical thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration, and engagement within our community - by coming together through a common, campus read.

The 2020-21 Community Read is How to be an Antiracist. 

Incorporation of the Community Read into course curricula across campus creates common intellectual experiences for students University-wide. The campus Community Read was selected by the Faculty Senate's First Year Experience Committee. The selected text is engaging to read and is interdisciplinary in nature, allowing faculty from all disciplines to include it in this year's courses and assisting students in seeing how learning in various classes blends together for a more comprehensive outlook.

Check back regularly for additional resources, events, and information!

If ever there was something that we needed to realize, is that the opposite of being racist is being anti-racist...
Ibram X. Kendi
2020 Faculty Senate First Year Experience Committee

Co-chairHolly Sorscher, Academic Affairs: Interim Associate Director, Mardigian Library

Co-chair: Margaret Willard-Traub, Academic Affairs: CASL Composition & Rhetoric 

Anna Muller, Academic Affairs: CASL History 

Amal Qureshi, Academic Affairs: Assistant Director for Orientation

Amy Finley, Student Affairs: Dean of Students

Nitya Sethuraman, Academic Affairs: CASL Psychology

Hyejin Kim, Academic Affairs: CASL Mathematics 

Katherine LaCommare, Academic Affairs: CASL Biology

Lynda Dioszegi, Academic Affairs: Senior Advisor, START

Tyler Guenette, Student Affairs: Interim Associate Director, Student Life

Office of Student Life

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