A Primer on the Benefits and Value of Civic and Community Engagement in Higher Education

Posted by North Carolina Campus Compact on February 23, 2021

Released in February 2021, the Primer on the Benefits and Value of Civic & Community Engagement in Higher Education, was created by the NC Campus Compact Community of Practice, Inquiry & Learning (COPIL). COPIL is comprised of practitioner-scholars interested in being part of the ongoing inquiry that is helping to establish promising practices of civic and community engagement and to build a knowledge base around it.  While the Primer project was envisioned in fall 2019 in response to a growing critique of the “social justice” goals of higher education, the urgency of it’s purpose was increased due to the challenges of 2020 – the global pandemic, racial unrest, and political polarization and threats to democracy.

The Primer is one installment in the Contributions of Civic and Community Engagement in Higher Education Series. The next installment in the series will be 4-page briefs that expand on the 17 topics in the Primer.

Learn more and download Primer.

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