Civic Engagement: In and Outside the Classroom

Karen Flint, William Graves, Jay Morong


This article is a comprehensive look at the many diverse ways in which faculty can facilitate civic engagement in academic settings and in students’ wider communities.  We discuss eight pedagogical principles of experiential learning and four levels of civic engagement, which are (a) exposure; (b) engagement; (c) service learning; and (d) internships.  We offer explanations of and examples from each of these levels.  Additionally, we provide on-campus resources relevant to various types of civic engagement and faculty support.

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