Civic Engagement Center
Institute for Global Citizenship
Center for Scholarship and Teaching
Civic Engagement Through Study Away
of Project Pericles®
at Macalester College
The purposes of this project are fourfold:
- to create an "engaged campus," deliberate
in creating a multifaceted and systematic approach to campus / community
- to deepen the impact of existing
programs and increase the stature of our engagements in the community
- to develop institutional norms, structures
and practices that actively encourage and support civic engagement
- to provide leadership for other liberal
The end result of these goals is to
provide an educational experience for students, which fosters informed
and involved citizen leaders who are committed to and prepared for a
lifetime of civic engagement.
- Macalester Pericles Governing Board
Establishes a multi constituent governing board.
- Engaged Departments
strengthens the civic engagement of academic departments.
- Public Scholarship
Across the Curriculum
scholarship in coursework through sponsoring faculty reading groups, course development assistance, and professional development workshops for faculty.
- Engaged Campus Committee
engagement in the community. Produced a Civic Engagement Campus Inventory, documenting commitments and activities across campus.
- Civic Structure Committee
administrative system for coordinating the college's civic engagement
- Political Participation Efforts
This is a nonpartisan initiative to complete voter registration on and off-campus and to provide venues for dialogue on local, national and international social issues and hosting of candidate forums.
- Host for National Conference
Macalester was pleased to host the first national conference of Project Pericles program directors during the fall of 2004.