2019 Civic Prompts in the Major

2019 Civic Prompts in the Major
Designs in Social Responsibility and the Public Good

November 15, 2019

Loyola University Chicago In Cooperation with Loyola’s Center for Experiential Learning
6511 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM October 1, 2019

This 2019 Institute on Civic Prompts in the Major: Designs in Social Responsibility and the Public Good, funded by The Endeavor Foundation, is the first in a series of three regional one-day institutes in 2019-2020 that will give departmental teams the time, space, and rich national resources to embed civic learning across the structure, concepts, and pedagogies of undergraduate majors. The institutes are the latest in a six-year AAC&U initiative that looks at the department as the unit of change and a student’s major as a site for deepening students’ knowledge, skills, values, and agency about their responsibility to the larger society, both local and global.

By scaffolding opportunities across the major with distinctive disciplinary and interdisciplinary twists, departments can open new vistas through which students can explore more deeply the intellectual and public questions inherent in their major area of study.  With access to national consultants and a community of faculty from other institutions with similar goals, departmental teams will be able to enrich their current designs.  Organized as a team-centered, hands-on institute, Civic Prompts in the Major should provide teams with a deeper conviction about the power of their major to provide a civic lens and public consciousness for their students and a fresher understanding of how civic engagement and public work enhances students’ understanding of their disciplinary or interdisciplinary major.

This is the first of three regional one-day institutes AAC&U will be organizing in 2019–2020. The winter and spring institutes will be held on the West Coast and the East Coast, respectively.  Those dates and locations will be listed on AAC&U’s website in early fall.

Questions about the event? Contact Christina Shute (315-727-8018) shute@aacu.org.
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By registering, I agree to the following conditions:
  • My credit card will be charged for the registration fee.
  • Refunds will be provided for cancellations received in writing or via e-mail to PKAL@aacu.org by December 31, 2018.
  • After December 31, 2018, no refunds will be made on any cancellations received.
  • I understand that the AAC&U photographer may capture my image within a session or during networking opportunities, and AAC&U has permission to use my image for AAC&U promotional or informational materials only. (If a registrant does not want her/his image used in any photo, please contact Christine Shute at shute@aacu.org.)
11/15/2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Loyola University Chicago Damen Student Center 6511 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60660 UNITED STATES

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