Civic Dialogues

February 26 – April 2
Fridays, 12pm to 2pm


Dear colleagues,

3CSN invites you to join us for another exciting series of Civic Dialogues, sponsored by Bringing Theory to Practice, designed to focus greater attention on civic engagement in higher education.

The 6-part series features national experts, scholars, and practitioners sharing and discussing the critical importance of civic engagement along with educational practices and models for increasing meaningful engagement on campuses.

By participating in this series, you will:

  1. Advance your understanding of the intersectionality between equity and civic engagement for promoting the public good.
  2. Recognize civic, community and democratic engagement as a high impact practice for student success.
  3. Build capacity to leverage your current position, experience and knowledge for impacting positive local and global change.

Each weekly session of the series is two hours in length, from 12pm to 2pm. During the first hour our guest speaker will share their topic and address your questions. This will be followed with a facilitated lunchtime discussion designed to help you consider how these ideas or models could be practiced on your campus or in your classrooms.

Our schedule of Civic Dialogues, topics, and speakers includes:

February 26

Democracy “With” the People
Dr. David Mathews, President and CEO, Kettering Foundation and former U.S. Secretary of Education, Health, and Welfare, Ford Administration

March 5

Reclaiming the Democratic Purpose of California’s Public Schools
Dr. John Rogers, Director, Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access (IDEA), University of California, Los Angeles & Dr. Joseph Kahne, Ted and Jo Dutton Presidential Chair in Education Policy and Politics, University of California, Riverside

March 12

Awakening Democracy through Public Work 
Dr. Harry Boyte, Co-founder of the Institute of Public Life and Work, Augsburg University and Senior Scholar in Public Work Philosophy

March 19

Teaching Hope and Reviving Democracy
Dr. Sarah Stitlzein, Professor of Education and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, University of Cincinnati  

March 26

How to Promote Democratic Engagement on College Campuses
Dr. Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, Executive Director, All In Campus Democracy Challenge at Civic Nation 

April 2

Democracy, Civic Engagement, and Citizenship in Higher Education: Reclaiming Our Civic Purpose
Dr. William Flores, Former President of University of Houston- Downtown and Professor of Political Science & Dr. Noel Bezette-Flores, Chief Student Engagement Officer and Associate Dean, Global Campus, San Diego State University

To register for one or more of the sessions, please click on the “Register” button above. At the time of your registration you will select the sessions you plan to attend.
Looking for more professional learning opportunities? Check out 3CSN’s Wayfinding Online Schedule

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