ERIC Number: ED499834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Fostering Civility on Campus
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ3)
The issue of civility has become a major topic of discussion on college campuses throughout the country, attracting media attention nationwide. In this illuminating book, civility scholar Judy Rookstool tackles the issue for the community college audience, bringing both her research and classroom experience to bear. She offers a definition of civility, which encompasses not only good manners or polite behavior but also academic integrity, citizenship, civil discourse, tolerance, and the like. Drawing on her own work and others, she provides common-sense approaches that instructors and administrators can use to foster and maintain a civil environment in the classroom and on campus, providing a model for civil attitudes and behaviors expected from students in the college setting and in their communities. Examples and models are appended. A list of online resources and an index are also included.
Descriptors: Campuses, Integrity, College Students, Educational Environment, Community Colleges, Social Behavior, Citizenship Responsibility, Cultural Pluralism, Civics, Student Behavior
American Association of Community Colleges. One Dupont Circle NW Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-728-0200; Fax: 202-833-2467; Web site: http://www.aacc.nche.edu
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.