“Systems Thinking” announced as 2022-2023 Common Experience theme
The Common Experience at Texas State University has announced that the 2022-2023 theme will be "Systems Thinking."
Texas State presents an engaging academic theme each year, providing numerous opportunities for everyone — students, faculty, staff and community members.
Systems Thinking was chosen as the Common Experience theme for 2022-2023 because students are made of, surrounded by and embedded in systems from the moment they enter the world. When they choose to attend Texas State, they choose to insert themselves into one of the most impactful systems of their lives — one that will allow them to change the world.
When one understands a system, one can better navigate it.
When one can navigate a system, one can advocate for change.
As part of the Common Experience, all incoming first-year students receive a critically acclaimed book related to the year’s theme. Students discuss the book in their University Seminar class and other courses. The 2022-2023 Common Reading book is Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil. First-year students will receive a free copy during Bobcat Welcome Week.
The Common Experience team encourages and welcomes interdisciplinary collaboration. To discuss the theme, events, and activities planned for the 2022-2023 academic year, contact (512) 245-3579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.