Each summer, first-year students complete their first college
assignment by participating in the Buckeye Book Community (BBC). First-year students receive a reading selection during orientation and are asked to complete the reading before returning to campus prepared to discuss and analyze what they have read. The experience includes a visit from the featured author and campus events and programs organized around the book's themes. Students register to attend these events through the First Year Success Series.
The BBC connects the first-year class through a shared experience and introduces the expectation that college students cultivate a life of learning both in and outside the classroom.
Goals of the BBC:
Promote reflection and dialogue among first-year students and faculty/staff around a common academic activity.
Introduce students to expectations of higher education.
Cultivate the life of the mind in and outside the classroom.
Help foster community among first-year students.
Connect first-year students to faculty and staff through co-curricular programming.
Provide students with the opportunity to hear from and engage with the author and gain a greater understanding of the author's motivation and writing process.