"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Office of Civic Engagement do?

What is civic engagement?

Is civic engagement something that only students undertake?

How does civic engagement relate to the purposes of higher education?

What is civic capacity?  

What are civic beliefs?

What are civic values?

What are civic attitudes?

What are civic dispositions?

What are civic skills?

What is community service?

What is service learning?

What is civic learning?

Why is civic learning important?

Is there a difference between civic and academic knowledge, attitudes, and skills?

What is judgment?

Isn’t our responsibility—as scholars, as teachers—to advance the intellectual development of students—not their characterological or civic development?

What does civic engagement have to do with scholarly research?

What does civic engagement have to do with teaching and learning?  How does it affect student progress and performance?

How do we construct an educational philosophy built around the notion of practical reason and judgment for the purpose of action?

What do civic engagement and civic learning have to do with democratic politics?

What’s the difference between civic engagement and service learning?

What does civic engagement have to do with public discussion?

Are there different conceptions of civic learning?

What is an undergraduate education for?

What is the “Neighborhood Connections Project”?

What is The ‘Hood Group?

Does the idea of civic engagement blur the lines between educating and improving the well-being of our communities and society?

What challenges does civic engagement face?

What is a good example of a civically engaged university?

What challenges does democratic civic education face today?

Is the university accountable to the community?

What is knowledge and how does its conceptualization affect faculty priorities?