Federal Work Study Program Gets a Career Makeover
At Winthrop, Career Development and Civic Engagement operate under the same roof. Our programs are reviewed through both career and civic engagement lenses, and it is this review process that ensures our experiential learning opportunities are designed to support and enhance students’ personal transformation, learning, and job skills.
Public Conversations Project
It has been widely observed that discourse on the college campus has become increasingly characterized by imbalances, reactivity, polarizations, or aggression. Classrooms, dorm rooms, and social media avenues often leave participants with a choice between polemic debate and absolute silence on issues of supreme personal and civic interest. Overall, these disheartening trends in conversation discourage growth and connection and leave our campus unable to respond swiftly, respectfully, and collectively to issues of universal community concern. Our recognition of this growing problem at William and Mary and other institutions inspired research into a civic dialogue series, where we could offer a new framework: an opportunity to speak candidly about our views and the experiences that have shaped them as well as to listen empathetically to those with differing ideas.
Surviving on Ramen: Addressing Students’ Food Insecurity
California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) has decided to address food insecurity among students by creating the university’s first food pantry. The DEN (Delivering Emergency Nourishment) strives to address campus hunger for students to promote student success, retention and graduation.
Toward a Shared Vision: Civic Engagement across the Institution
Mount Saint Mary's University enacts a strategic approach for creating, facilitating, and supporting programs and activities that will move students toward a greater appreciation of their role as citizen-leaders.