Subcommittee on the Civic
Coffin, Tamara Heligman, Kathryn Hunt, Dara Kidder, Holly Lasagna,
Next Meetings: Dec. 13, Room 534 Cross Bldg., and Jan. 14, , Room 536 Cross Bldg.
KEY GOALS AND ACTION STEPS
Goal 1. Engage leaders of the EMCC System in a dialogue about including in the System's mission a statement about the importance of citizenship education (or, reframed, the importance of developing engaged citizens).
Goal discussion:† Subcommittee members had informal discussions with three Community College presidents. Presidents advise linking this goal with campus conversations about citizenship education.† All Community Colleges need to develop learning outcomes for accreditation from NEASC.† In order to have these conversations we need to have John Fitzsimmons in the loop, and Academic and Student Affairs Deans in the loop.
2. Carry out some fact
finding regarding what is happening on college campuses in
Goal 3. Create a set of multimedia marketing products that can be used to stimulate dialogue among faculty and administrators of higher education institutions in Maine about the importance of citizenship education (in its many forms).
Goal 4. Sponsor campus-wide conversations about citizen education (or, more broadly, the importance of student learning opportunities directed at becoming a fully engaged citizen).
Goals discussion:† The subcommittee discussed gathering examples of policies, programs, learning outcomes, curricula, best practices of citizenship education to put together into a resource for campus conversations, public relations, etc.† We can also look at best practice publications from NSF, HUDís COPC program, and possibly the EPA.
A.† Gathering Examples: we need examples of policies supporting citizenship education, programs, learning outcomes, curricula, and other best practices.
Action Steps, continued.
B. Approaches for Organizing the Material
AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING
Review Draft budget for Subcommittee activities
Draft Public Relations/Communications plan for Subcommittee activities
Draft Time Line for Subcommittee Activities