This issue of Diversity & Democracy features approaches to general education that help students develop the skills they need for participation in a diverse and globally connected democracy. Contributing authors also raise pertinent questions about opportunities for and barriers to faculty and students' democratic engagement in higher education itself.
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In the twenty-first century, the connections between local occurrences and global systems—financial, technological, natural, ideological—are more apparent than ever. This issue of Diversity & Democracy explores the global learning students need to grapple with this complexity while preparing for responsible action in the world.
This issue explores the relationship between recent technology-driven trends and higher education's civic commitments and equity goals. The issue invites readers to reflect on how technological change is affecting higher education's work to educate all students for participation in the linked spheres of civic and economic life.
Diversity & Democracy, Fall 2013: This issue positions civic learning and democratic engagement as the shared work of academic and student affairs professionals. Published in partnership between AAC&U and NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the issue features best practices for working across organizational divides to make civic learning an institutional priority.