Faculty Civic Engagement Workshop

The Office of Civic Engagement and Community Partnerships is pleased to offer a workshop for faculty interested in creating a civic engagement course.  The lunch workshop will be on Monday, November 13 in the Parker Reed Room at noon, and includes a delicious catered lunch.

Civic Possibilities: A Workshop on Infusing Engagement into the Curriculum will address best practices for civic engagement, and how community can be central to learning.  The session will specifically focus on how to integrate real-world problem-solving into the curriculum, and what is needed to support this kind of engaged teaching and scholarship.  Nicholas Longo, chair of the Department of Public and Community Service Studies and Professor of Global Studies at Providence College, will deliver the workshop.

Professor Longo will also offer individual consultations specific strategies for course design, or to discuss some of the issues related to engaging in the community with faculty and administrators.

Longo has broad experience with civic engagement both in and outside of the curriculum.  He is the author of Why Community Matters: Connecting Education with Civic Life (SUNY Press) and several co-edited volumes, including most recently Publicly Engaged Scholars: Next Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education (Stylus Publishing) and Deliberative Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning for Democratic Engagement (Michigan State University Press).  Nick also served as a program officer and associate at the Charles F. Kettering Foundation in the area of civic education, and directed Campus Compact’s national youth civic engagement initiative, Raise Your Voice.

For more information about the workshop, or to schedule an individual consultation, contact Alice Elliott, aelliott@colby.edu.  To register for the workshop, click over to the registration form.