12/12 Free Webinar on Civic Identities and Civic Engagement
By Stephanie South, Program Associate, AASCU
David Weerts and Alberto Cabrera, who shared their preliminary research at ADP’s 2011 national meeting in Orlando, have asked us to pass along an opportunity to participate in an interactive webinar on December 12, 2012. It aims to engage scholars and practitioners from across the country in a conversation about how research on civic engagement might result in innovative practice.
How can research on civic identities of student and alumni spark innovations in civic engagement?
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST
McNamara Alumni Center, Maroon and Gold Room
University of Minnesota
Please register to attend in person or online at http://jcdec12.eventbrite.com
This interactive event will engage panelists and participants, both in person and online, in a discussion of emerging research exploring civic identities of students and alumni. This discussion will challenge participants to consider innovative strategies for developing civic knowledge, skills, and collective action among students and alumni. Some of the key questions that will be addressed include:
- What frameworks and perspectives might help inform civic engagement scholarship and practice?
- Which students and alumni are more likely to volunteer, advocate, “do it all,” or perhaps “do nothing” as it relates to civic engagement during and after college?
- What are the implications for designing programs that help students and alumni reach their potential as engaged and informed citizens?
Tania Mitchell, Assistant Professor, Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota
David Weerts, Associate Professor, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development; Director, Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education, University of Minnesota
Alberto Cabrera, Professor, Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education, University of Maryland
Michael McPherson, President, Spencer Foundation
Karin Trail-Johnson, Associate Dean, Institute for Global Citizenship; Director, Civic Engagement Center, Macalester College
This event is sponsored by the Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education, the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, and Minnesota Campus Compact.
For more information, contact:
Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education
150 Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455