Honors First Pages Readers
During the late fall of every year, we go through the process of nominating potential authors for the university-wide First Pages event held the first week of classes. The nomination process and the development of a list of potential authors is facilitated by the Honors Program. After a list of authors is developed, a call is made for Honors Readers – students who volunteer to read nominated selections. These readers play a pivotal role in narrowing down the nominations by providing critiques of a number of books based on a set criteria (this fall almost 90 students read from an extensive list of nominated books). The top selections – as defined by the Honors Readers – are then referred to the First Pages Committee which includes staff, students and faculty as members.
Final selection is guided by the comments of the Honors Readers to the First Pages Committee. Anyone in the Honors Program can participate as an Honors Reader – look for the announcement each fall for volunteers.
They help provide guidance to the Honors First Pages Committee by reading and evaluating each book nominated for the First Pages selection. Students can volunteer to be Honors Readers in the fall semester.