Civic Engagement Institute

Civic Engagement Institute

Launched in 2007, the Civic Engagement Institute deeply explores one civic engagement topic during a day-long gathering. Only campuses that are part of the NC Campus Engagement network may attend. 

Participants from each campus typically include an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners who share a particular interest or expertise in the selected topic. Starting in 2018, the event changed from annual to biennial (on even-dated years).

Past Institutes

2020Engagement 2.0: Civics, Civility, and Civil Discourse

2018Education for Democracy: Promoting Civility and Problem Solving through Deliberative Pedagogy

2017Social Innovation and Community Engagement in Higher Education: Sharing Lessons, Cultivating Collaborations

2016Democratic Education: 100 Years Beyond Dewey

2015 A Common Agenda for Collective Impact: Campus, Community, Compact

2014Anchoring Community Vitality: Linking Campus Community Engagement and Economic Development

2013 Becoming Citizens, Becoming Community

2012Intensifying Impact:  Engagement Matters

2011A Deep Commitment to Our Communities: Anchor Institutions, Engagement and Collaboration

2010Civic Engagement Through Social Entrepreneurship

2009Next Generation Success: Retention and Civic Engagement

2008 Community Partners as Co-Educators

2007Developing and Expanding International Service-Learning on Your Campus