ERIC Number: ED500538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Graduate Education and Civic Engagement. NERCHE Brief
New England Resource Center for Higher Education
New attention is being paid to graduate education and civic engagement. For decades college campuses have worked diligently to connect undergraduate academic study with public service in order to enhance learning and meet community needs, a connection often referred to as service-learning or civic engagement. This brief explores the importance and challenges of integrating civic engagement into graduate education, and offers several key questions that might help guide campus efforts to prepare future academics and professionals for effective civic engagement.
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Community Needs, Service Learning, Public Service, Citizen Participation, Unified Studies Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Instructional Improvement
New England Resource Center for Higher Education. University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125-3393. Tel: 617-287-7740; Fax: 617-287-7747; Web site: http://www.nerche.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: New England Resource Center for Higher Education, Boston, MA.