Attending Common Reading (and university) events is a great way to get the most out of the program, and perhaps earn credit toward grades in classes.
One of the main goals of the Common Reading Program is to stimulate critical thinking and conversations around topics raised in a single book. You will use the book across courses in different disciplines in fall and spring semesters. The program, along with many of its campus partner programs, carefully host a number of no-cost public events, lectures, and film showings; and in 2017-18, faculty and staff even created a campus-wide game. It’s fun and interesting to attend these events, plus you’ll gain resources to better understand issues in the book from a variety of perspectives.
Tracking Your Attendance of Events
Instructors may suggest, or require, you to attend some events. Often, points are given that can apply to your grade. It’s simple to register your attendance to get credit. Just swipe your CougarCard with the Common Reading representative at the end of the event, then complete the short survey about the event in CougSync. You can also use CougSync to check verify the accuracy of your attendance record. Moreover, you can export your attendance record from CougSync to give to your instructor.
Exporting your Event Attendance Record from CougSync
Here are some instructions on how to generate a record of the Common Reading events you have attended from CougSync. This record, or “Involvement Resume” as it is called in CougSync, can be used to verify your attendance for grading purposes in your courses.