Civic Learning Publications

Diversity and Democracy, Winter, 2015
Diversity & Democracy, Winter 2015

This issue of Diversity & Democracy examines the levers for and barriers to faculty and student participation in publicly engaged scholarship and teaching, particularly in the arts, humanities, and design fields. Published in partnership between AAC&U and Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, the issue showcases best practices for advancing publicly engaged scholarship through classroom and community collaborations, tenure and promotion policies, and higher education leadership.Read more

Diversity & Democracy, Fall 2014
Diversity & Democracy, Fall 2014

This issue of Diversity & Democracy features multiple approaches to creating and evaluating campus and classroom climates that value diversity and that support the success of underserved students. Contributing authors describe targeted student success programs and campus-wide initiatives designed to foster engagement with diversity.Read more

Diversity & Democracy, Summer 2014
Diversity & Democracy, Summer 2014

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.Read more

Diversity & Democracy, Spring 2014
Diversity & Democracy, Spring 2014

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.Read more

 Civic Engagement, Civic Development, and Higher Education
2014

What is, or can be, achieved by using the civic as an agent for change? Civic Engagement, Civic Development, and Higher Education, the fourth monograph in The Civic Series, is composed of fourteen essays written by college and university leaders and practitioners that consider engaging the community to be an intimate and necessary component of learning and knowledge creation for students, faculty and staff, and the community itself.

Diversity & Democracy, Winter, 2014
Diversity & Democracy, Winter 2014

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.Read more

Civic Studies
2014

Civic Studies, the third monograph in The Civic Series, is composed of nine scholarly but accessible essays written by scholars from diverse disciplines and nationalities who address such questions as, "What should good citizens know and do? What scholarly knowledge is useful to citizens?" Civic Studies is available as a PDF.

Diversity & Democracy, Fall 2013
Diversity & Democracy, Fall 2013

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.Read more

Liberal Education: Fall, 2013
Liberal Education, Fall 2013

The authors of this issue's featured articles take a hard look at the phenomenon of the MOOC, the hype surrounding it, and its relation to the aims and purposes of both liberal learning and democratic education. Other authors provide a critique of competency-based education, take stock of the achievements and shortcomings of European educational reform fifteen years into the Bologna Process, propose a new field of interfaith studies, call for educators to promote civil discourse, and reflect on the "liberating" aspects of a liberal education.Read more

Civic Values, Civic Practices
2013

Fourteen accessible essays written by national, international, disciplinary, and interdisciplinary scholars address the nature of civic values and their complex connections to profound learning practices that, within an open society, often involve taking risks and challenging conventions. This is the second monograph in The Civic Series, which was published by Bringing Theory to Practice between 2012 and 2014. 

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Diversity & Democracy, Summer 2013
Diversity & Democracy, Summer 2013

This issue of Diversity & Democracy features a range of approaches to assessing the impact of students’ engagement in diversity, global, and civic learning opportunities.Read more

Diversity & Democracy, Spring 2013
Diversity & Democracy, Spring 2013

This issue of Diversity & Democracy features examples of institutional leadership and campus models for diversity and equity that simultaneously advance underserved students’ educational access and success and promote the flourishing of institutions, communities, democracy, and global society at large.Read more

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