The Reedley College One Book/One College project, which began in fall 2015, was initiated by the Student Learning Outcomes Committee as a way to encourage student engagement. This quickly became a joint effort with other College entities such as the Literary Arts/Speakers Series, Student Body Government, English, Library, Honors and Art programs, First Year Experience (FYE), Basic Skills Initiative (BSI), Equity Plan, and the Office of the President.
Many instructors incorporate the One Book into their courses and/or encourage students to participate in a series of free events to encourage college-wide conversation, creativity, and community. Be sure to check here regularly as new events and activities are added regularly.
The Reedley College One Book/One College text has been chosen!
"Meg Wolitzer is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, The Wife, and Sleepwalking. She is also the author of the young adult novel Belzhar. Wolitzer lives in New York City." Courtesy of www.megwolitzer.com (2018)
This shared reading experience encourages Reedley College students, staff, and faculty to read and discuss a common book during each academic year with the goal to engage students in dialogue and events in order to enhance student success. Thoughtful, intellectual engagement takes place among students, faculty, and staff. We encourage the practice of reading and to use this reading experience to communicate and connect beyond the classroom and workplace.
College and community One Book programs have been established nationwide to promote literacy and to engage all members of a given community in a lively, intellectual conversation based on their shared reading experience.
Reedley College’s One Book/One College supports the following Strategic Plan goals:
1.4 Develop strategies to address unique needs of students to aid their academic success. (DO 1.1)
2.4 Maintain a safe environment conducive to learning while providing services and activities that maximize the opportunity for educational and personal growth.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->3.3 <!--[endif]-->Provide and support opportunities for faculty development that foster innovation. (DO 3.5)
Reedley College’s One Book/One College supports the following Institutional Learning Outcomes:
1.1 (Interpret various types of written, visual, and verbal information)
3.1 (Analyze the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences from cultural, historic, and aesthetic perspectives)
Reedley College’s One Book/One College responds to the following CCSSE questions to further engage student learning:
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· •Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with instructors outside of class
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· •Discussed ideas from your readings or classes with others outside of class (students, family members, co-workers, etc.)
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· •Number of books read on your own (not assigned) for personal enjoyment or academic enrichment
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· •Learning effectively on your own
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· •Understanding people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds