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"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
What does the office of civic engagement do?
The Office of Civic Engagement supports the efforts of the University to form partnerships with the communities it serves, working with them to respond to the problems, needs, and challenges they face. Its primary role is to support faculty seeking to incorporate community-based experiences into their research and teaching, so that both they and their students become more active, more effective, more creative agents through which the University promotes the well-being of the world beyond the campus. Specifically, the OCE helps faculty develop and improve pedagogical skills and strategies that enhance both student academic learning and development of student civic capacity by including community-based service learning and civic learning experiences in the courses they teach.
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