Center for Faculty Innovation

Teaching Civic and Political Engagement Across the Curriculum (Workshop)

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: Student Success Center room 4047

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This workshop will also be offered on Fri, 13 Sep 2019, 12:30 PM-2:00 PM in Rose.


In this workshop, participants will learn about useful practices for embedding civic and political engagement pedagogy across the curriculum, regardless of discipline. In addition, participants will examine concrete examples of how to implement these useful, high-impact practices, especially through course assignments, that foster skills and knowledge related to deepening civic learning and democratic engagement among students. The workshop will conclude with an opportunity for participants to share knowledge, experience, resources, and tools.

Facilitator: Carah Ong Whaley, PhD, Associate Director, James Madison Center for Civic Engagement

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Identifying underlying theories and key ideas central to incorporating civic learning and democratic engagement in curriculum, and
  • Developing specific course assignments and learning outcomes related to civic engagement.

Faculty participants will make progress toward thisteaching outcomes:

  • Appreciating pedagogy—the art and science of teaching and learning--as a significant higher education endeavor.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please reach out to us at cfi@jmu.edu or (568-4846) with any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, dietary, etc.) you want us to know about.

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