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ERIC Number: EJ1117711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Engaging the Educators: Facilitating Civic Engagement through Faculty Development
Surak, Sarah; Pope, Alexander
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v20 n3 p140-162 2016
Incorporating civic engagement into academically rigorous classroom practice requires the retooling of course delivery. In this article, the authors describe an 8-week seminar that acts as a structured, incentivized opportunity for course redesign for Salisbury University (Maryland) faculty who wish to incorporate rigorous and effective civic engagement across the liberal arts curriculum. Lessons learned include the effect of providing space for discussion and pedagogical imagining, the importance of disciplinary literacy and social responsibility, perspectives for dealing with differing faculty expectations of student engagement, strategies for moving beyond roadblocks, and challenges posed by concepts of citizenship and "civic" within the seminar.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland
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