Journal of College and Character – Seeking Input from Campuses and Communities

Posted by Journal of College and Character on November 6, 2018

Message from Barbara Jacoby ( or bgjacoby @

I have just accepted the position of Contributing Editor for Civic Engagement for the Journal of College and Character. I plan to focus my first article on the arts and civic engagement/activism/community engagement. I am defining arts very broadly, to include craft, culinary arts, dance, design, architecture, film and other media, folk and traditional arts, literature, music, visual arts, theater and other forms of performance.

I would like to highlight examples of outstanding work at your campuses and communities in this regard. I am seeking examples including but certainly not limited to:

  • Art as activism
  • Providing opportunities for student voice through the arts
  • Engaged artistic practices
  • The arts as a means of increasing awareness of social issues and civic engagement of audience/viewers
  • Public art, public spaces, and place-making through the arts
  • The arts and community development
  • Preparing students for civic and community-based careers in the arts
  • Supporting student civic/community engagement through the arts.

I will surely acknowledge examples used. Also, any research or other information on these and related topics would be most appreciated. Thank you!

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