ADVANCING THE PUBLIC PURPOSE OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
BY DEEPENING THEIR ABILITY TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY LIFE
AND TO EDUCATE STUDENTS FOR CIVIC AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Lessons Learned on the Road to Student Civic Engagement
This small volume reflects on three years of success in mobilizing students at the campus, state, and national levels during Campus Compact's Raise Your Voice (RYV) campaign.
Written by five RYV student leaders, Lessons Learned includes a frank discussion of barriers to engagement and how to overcome them, including ways to collaborate, cut through bureaucracy, and mobilize students; a new working definition of civic engagement that incorporates voice, action, and reflection; a look at the role of higher education in fostering civic engagement and preparing students for public life; and ideas for how to begin the process of building an active, civically engaged campus.
RYV and Student Engagement
Barriers and Best Practices
Civic Engagement: A Definition Through Action
The Role of Higher Education in Civic Engagement
How to Begin