Monthly Civic Engagement Resource Roundup
“Colleges Should Put Their Money Where Their Ideals Are” by Sandra Goldmark
“So You Want to Reform Democracy” by Joshua Tauberer
“Universities and Their Cities” by Scott Jaschick interviewing Steven J. Diner, author of Universities and Their Cities: Urban Higher Education in America
Today, a majority of American college students attend school in cities. But throughout the nineteenth and much of the twentieth centuries, urban colleges and universities faced deep hostility from writers, intellectuals, government officials, and educators who were concerned about the impact of cities, immigrants, and commuter students on college education. In Universities and Their Cities, Steven J. Diner explores the roots of American colleges’ traditional rural bias.
The inaugural issue of the Journal of Public Interest Communications explores public interest communications (PIC) from a variety of disciplines and angles. These invited essays lay the groundwork for the study of PIC and illustrate its interdisciplinary perspective.
To engage students in applying scientific process skills to real-world issues, [the authors] implemented a service-learning project model in [their] undergraduate introductory biology course for science majors. This model illustrates how we integrate inquiry inside and outside of the classroom through four steps: service, learning, classroom, and community.
This is a handbook for people seeking to work with others to change the world. In today’s world, the injustices we’re trying to overcome, the progress we’re trying to realise — they’re too complex to bring about alone: you need other actors in your ecosystem to work well together; you need to overcome vested interests; you need to spark innovation.
A new #CompactNationPod episode, with Kathy Cramer, Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director for the Morgridge Center for Public Service, on engagement with rural communities.
Unite for Sight is an international organization which supports eye clinics worldwide and applies best practices in eye care, public health, volunteerism, and social entrepreneurship to achieve our goal of high-quality eye care for all. They also offer freely accessible webinars and online courses about global health and social entrepreneurship.