Administrative Offices President's Planning Portfolio Macalester College

--- Introduction --- The Basics --- Civic Engagement --- Urban Opportunities --- Academic Quality ---
--- Multicultural Organization --- Strategic Use of Resources --- Communications --- Key Investments ---

Civic Engagement

Strengthen our commitments to community and civic engagement as core elements of our academic program and commitment to service.


  1. Launching of Project Pericles through coordinated effort of Community Service Office and Center for Scholarship and Teaching
  2. Establishment of Project Pericles Governing Board
  3. Development of an Action Plan for making Macalester an engaged campus
  4. Launch of Quantitative Methods for Public Policy program
  5. Creation of Web site which highlights domestic and international off-campus study programs that help to foster civic leadership, critical thinking and global citizenship.
Work in progress
  1. Prepare an inventory of current curricular, co-curricular and institutional civic engagement efforts at Mac
  2. Develop a cluster of "public scholarship" and "community based research" courses across the curriculum
  3. Develop a web-based "civic engagement in the disciplines" package of resources to support curricular and other innovations at the department level
  4. Develop a civic engagement requirement in new American Studies Department
Future plans
  1. Develop a program on global dimensions of civic engagement and leadership
  2. Implement an on-campus "Engaged Departments" institute to enhance civic engagement at the department level
  3. Develop a competitive "Periclean Fellowship Program" to encourage public scholarship and community based research
  4. Continue planning and fundraising for the Center for Public Scholarship and Civic Engagement
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