Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers
Through its Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers, AAC&U works to advance integrative global learning through embedded community-based settings of all types, local and international. This work is intended to align multiple areas of campus programming, both academic and cocurricular, to realize more wholly integrated campus initiatives that prepare students for life, work, and citizenship.
The Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Action Network advances the recommendations made in A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future, the 2012 report of the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement. Participating organizations promote civic learning through coordinated strategies and aim to keep the national civic engagement agenda visible through events, publications, research, and joint projects. The CLDE Action Network currently comprises twelve organizations.
Based on the premise that educating students to be responsible, informed, and engaged citizens should be an expected goal of every major, this multi-year initiative focuses on the department as a unit of change and the major as a site for deepening students’ knowledge, skills, values, and agency about their responsibilities to the larger society.
Through its involvement in the International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility, and Democracy, AAC&U collaborates with the Council of Europe to highlight and advance the contributions of higher education to democracy on college and university campuses, their local communities, and the wider society.
Through the creation and organization of publications, presentations, and resources to help faculty develop public health curricula in all colleges and universities, the Educated Citizen and Public Health Initiative sets the stage for the integration of public health perspectives within a comprehensive liberal education framework.
The Interfaith Leadership in Higher Education initiative, a partnership between AAC&U and Interfaith Youth Core, is focused on helping colleges and universities make interfaith cooperation an institutional priority and establish models for curricular and cocurricular experiences that enable students to navigate across deep differences in religious belief and worldview. Through the development of a series of institutes, workshops, and other resources, the initiative seeks to enhance institutional efforts to broaden, deepen, and strengthen commitments to interfaith teaching and learning.
Tradition Shaping Change: General Education in the Middle East and North Africa
This eBook surveys the landscape of general education and core curricula in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). A first effort of this kind, the eBook offers chapters on specific programs in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. Contributors discuss indigenous features of programs and address boundary-crossing or global goals and outcomes.
Models of Global Learning
Global education, or global learning, is not about national borders—it is about sharing problems, knowing that many challenges ultimately affect everyone because of the interconnectedness of today’s world citizens. Models of Global Learning provides a descriptive analysis of the global learning projects at twenty-four institutions that were part of the AAC&U Shared Futures Project...