Community Engagement

3CSN Presents: Civic Dialogues

3CSN Presents: Civic Dialogues 
Fridays from 11am to 1pm
September 18 to October 30

Dear colleagues,

3CSN invites you to join us for an exciting free series of Civic Dialogues, sponsored by Bringing Theory to Practice, for focusing greater attention on civic engagement in higher education. 

The 7-part series features national experts, scholars, and practitioners sharing and discussing the critical importance of civic engagement along with educational practices and models for increasing meaningful engagement on campuses.  

By participating in this series, you will:

  1. Advance your understanding of the intersectionality between equity and civic engagement for promoting the public good.
  2. Recognize civic, community and democratic engagement as a high impact practice for student success.
  3. Build capacity to leverage your current position, experience and knowledge for impacting positive local and global change.

Each weekly session of the series is two hours in length, from 11am to 1pm. During the first hour our guest speaker will share their topic and address your questions. This will be followed with a facilitated lunchtime discussion designed to help you consider how these ideas or models could be practiced on your campus or in your classrooms.

Our schedule of Civic Dialogues, topics, and speakers includes:

  • September 18:  Democracy and Higher Education 
    Dr. David Scobey, Director, Bringing Theory to Practice
  • September 25: Civic Pedagogy
    Dr. Shalom Staub, Director, Center for Community Learning, UCLA
  • October 2: Civic Prompts
    Dr. Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Director, Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives, AAC&U (retired)
  • October 9: Community Colleges and Civic Engagement
    Mr. Verdis Robinson, Associate, Kettering Foundation 
  • October 16Integrative Learning
    Dr. Dawn Whitehead, Vice President, Global Citizenship for Campus,Community and Careers, AAC&U
  • October 23: Project-Based Learning
    Drs. Rick Vaz, Director and Kris Wobbe, Co-Director, Center for Project-based Learning, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • October 30: Creating Civic Pathways
    Drs. Elaine Ikeda, Executive Director, California Campus Compact and Rowena Tomaneng, President, San Jose City College

To register for one or more of the sessions, please click on the "Register" button above. At the time of your registration you will select the sessions you plan to attend.

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