Welcome to the Civic Learning Website
"This is how I can best sum up my Civic Learning experience: an occurance of misfortune transforming into an opportunity to create a lasting relationship." — From a Civic Learning Student
Welcome! This site has been created to help students, faculty, staff and other James Madison University partners gain more information about the Civic Learning Programs available through the JMU Office of Judicial Affairs.
If you are interested in giving back to the JMU community by becoming a mentor or site supervisor, please refer to the About Us Section.
If you are a student who has been sanctioned to a Civic Learning program, you will find information created especially for you in the Students Section.
Finally, if you are currently serving as a mentor or site supervisor and are looking for more information on how to create a unique and rewarding experience for your student, please refer to the Volunteers Section. Please note the Volunteers Section is password protected. If you are a current Civic Learning volunteer and unable to enter this section, please email Taylor Logan.
Play this video to learn more about the Civic Learning Mentor Experience:
Civic Learning Wins 2 National Awards in 2008
NASPA Excellence Grand Gold Award
The NASPA Excellence Grand Gold Award recognizes the contributions of members who are transforming higher education through outstanding programs, innovative services, and effective administration. In receiving the Grand Gold Award, the Civic Learning Program (for its mentoring and site components) was recognized as the highest achiever among more than 200 applicants. Members of the Office of Judicial Affairs and the Center for Assessment and Research Studies attended the NASPA conference in Boston in March 2008 to accept the award. For more information on this topic, please follow the link below:
ACPA CASD Emerging Best Practices in Student Affairs Assessment
This award was developed in 2006 to recognize innovative and high quality student affairs evaluation and assessment plans being implemented by ACPA members. In 2008, the Civic Learning program was recognized for its best practices. For more information on this topic, please follow the link below:
"If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day."
— Alex Noble