Diversity and Democracy


Civic Institutional Matrix
The national report A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future includes a Civic Institutional Matrix designed to help campuses evaluate their civic work by examining its status across a range of critical domains. The matrix encourages practitioners to assess those domains across four specific dimensions: civic ethos, civic literacy, civic inquiry, and civic action. To download the matrix, visit http://www.aacu.org/resources/civicengagement/.

AACC Service Learning Resources
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) offers several resources on its website to assist institutions with implementing service-learning experiences in the college curriculum. Available publications include the research brief “Improving Student Learning Outcomes with Service Learning.” To download this and other resources, visit http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Resources/aaccprograms/horizons/Pages/publications.aspx

Anchor Institutions Task Force
The Anchor Institutions Task Force is a membership organization focused on developing mutually beneficial partnerships between communities and the higher education institutions that serve as anchors within them. Led by the University of Pennsylvania, the task force invites membership from individuals who agree with its principles. For more information or to join, visit http://www.margainc.com/initiatives/aitf/.

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