Active Citizenship in the GC Undergraduate Curriculum*
The GC American Democracy Project Civic Agency Initiative supports the historic public liberal arts university mission to help students grow as active public citizens and leaders through a variety of service learning, leadership development, and civic engagement instructional strategies. This effort is one of several projects involved in the Georgia College Civic Agency Initiative, a national ADP project involving twenty-one ADP universities focused on two goals 1) Incorporate civic learning across the curriculum and 2) Build on and establish effective university-community partnerships.
Faculty members are invited to identify specific courses that prepare students for active citizenship. Please use the following link. Active Citizenship in the GC Undergraduate Curriculum. For more information please read the FAQ page.
Active Citizenship means building stronger, healthier, and safer communities. Active citizens who invest their personal time and energy in working for change come from every sector and field of study. They are citizen bankers, citizen scientists, citizen educators to name just a few.
Civic Engagement has been defined as individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern.
Civic Skills involve writing, public speaking, deliberative dialogue, advocacy and other skills that are required to participate as active citizens.
Leadership is understood as the skills and process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.
Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
*These definitions draw on resources from the following organizations and web sites.
Jonathan M Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
The student civic learning outcomes in the left column are listed with the permission of Tuft University's Tisch College, Medford, Massachusetts.
The Georgia College American Democracy Project acknowledges the collaborative support of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service.