2020 Spring – Fall Theme: Civic Engagement and the Liberal Arts

This seminar will explore the relationship between the liberal arts and civic engagement.  We will ask: What is the point of promoting civic engagement on a liberal arts campus? Are there irreconcilable tensions between civic engagement and the liberal arts? Have civic engagement practices in higher education become so institutionalized that we fail to think critically about why we do this work? How do calls for “civil discourse” and “civility” inform practices of civic engagement in higher education?

Events Related to the Theme

Wednesday September 30, 2020 (rescheduled from 3/24/20)
Virtual program on YouTube live, 7 p.m.
Devising Civic Practice: Listening is the New Revolution
Michael Rohd, Center for Performance and Civic Practice
Link to live stream: https://youtu.be/Cu8TroRcv-8

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 (rescheduled from 4/23/20) 
Virtual program on YouTube live, 7 p.m.
Overdoing Democracy: The Problem of Polarization
Robert Talisse, Vanderbilt University
Link to live stream: https://youtu.be/6sJ_Pv7czW4

TBA (postponed  3/26/20) 
Virtual program on YouTube live, 7 p.m.
Re-Engaging Research through Citizen and Community Science
Jennifer Shirk, Citizen Science Association

 

 

Past Events Related to the Theme

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Educating for Democracy in a Post-Truth Era
Lynn Pasquerella, Association of American Colleges and Universities

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.
From Community Engagement to the Good Society
Randy Stoecker, University of Wisconsin