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Finalists for the TCC Common Book for Academic Years 2022-23 and 2023-24

The Finalists - Please click on the book covers to read more about each title.

TCC Public Good Reads Goals

TCC Public Good Reads Common Book Program

  • Deepen critical thinking capacities through common book-related high-impact practices
  • Provide a sustained, rich academic experience
  • Foster a sense of connection to the institution and to one another
  • Improve understanding of civic responsibilities
  • Strengthen empathetic capacities
  • Raise awareness of the humanities' civic importance

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Time to Vote!!!

In September, results of a College-wide survey indicated interest in the theme of "Native Voices." After evaluating numerous titles supporting this theme, The TCC Common Book Committee is pleased to announce the final candidates for our next Common Book. 

The final choice will be announced in January, and the book will be the TCC Common Book for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years. Let us know which you'd like to read by completing this survey. The survey will remain open through November 30, 2021. 


Guides for Our Past Books

More about the Common Book Program

Public Good Reads, a common book program at Tulsa Community College, is a collective learning experience for thousands of students across the College, including a majority of first-time entering college students. It is embedded in the College Success (COLL 1003) curriculum and designed to spark discussion and dialogue from diverse points of view to help develop an engaged citizen. Find out more about the program on the TCC Website. 

Book Selection Criteria

The TCC Common Book Committee selected these finalists based on the following criteria:

  • Potential appeal to students
  • Potential for community engagement
  • Suitability of reading level and readability
  • Potential for portioning sections for reading assignments
  • Cross-discipline applicability
  • Relevance to the theme of "Native Voices"
  • Consistent with TCC Values and Institutional Learning Outcomes
  • Cost - in print and electronic formats
  • Programming potential
  • Availability of multimedia supporting material
  • Recognition, awards, and positive reviews

Selection Process Timeline

September 2021

  • Committee met to discuss possible themes
  • College surveyed for interest in themes and to gather nominations

October 2021

  • Committee met to discuss survey results, finalize rubric for evaluation
  • Based on survey, Committee chose "Native Voices" theme
  • Committee members began reading and evaluating nominated titles

November 2021

  • Committee continued to evaluate nominated titles
  • Committee met to discuss titles and chose finalists
  • Finalists sent to College for final vote

January 2022

  • Final choice to be announced to College
  • Committee will begin curriculum and programming work

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