ERIC Number: EJ915242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Just a Community Organizer: Community/Campus Connections through Organizing
Liu, Judith; Kelly, Donald P.
Metropolitan Universities, v20 n3 p47-60 May 2010
The 2008 presidential election catapulted "community organizers" into the media fray and raised awareness about community organizing. At the University of San Diego (USD), a course teaching consensus organizing techniques to address community issues was instituted in 2004. The course incorporates traditional undergraduate students and "Community Fellows," who are residents of the community surrounding USD. The impetus behind the course was to model the effective analytical, planning, facilitation, and relationship-building skills of consensus organizing as a means to produce meaningful civic engagement and to promote positive social change.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Community Involvement, Social Change, Community Coordination, Service Learning, College Programs, Course Descriptions, Activism, Social Justice, Formative Evaluation, Barriers, Interpersonal Competence, Curriculum Development, School Community Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California