Journal of Academic Ethics

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 149–164

Designing Programs with a Purpose: To Promote Civic Engagement for Life

  • Robert G. Bringle
  • Morgan Studer
  • Jarod Wilson
  • Patti H. Clayton
  • Kathryn S. Steinberg
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10805-011-9135-2

Cite this article as:
Bringle, R.G., Studer, M., Wilson, J. et al. J Acad Ethics (2011) 9: 149. doi:10.1007/s10805-011-9135-2

Abstract

Curricular and co-curricular civic engagement activities and programs are analyzed in terms of their capacity to contribute to a common set of outcomes associated with nurturing civic-minded graduates: academic knowledge, familiarity with volunteering and nonprofit sector, knowledge of social issues, communication skills, diversity skills, self-efficacy, and intentions to be involved in communities. Different programs that promote civic-mindedness, developmental models, and assessment strategies that can contribute to program enhancement are presented.

Keywords

Service learningCommunity serviceCivic educationCivic engagementCivic-minded graduate

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert G. Bringle
    • 1
    • 2
  • Morgan Studer
    • 1
  • Jarod Wilson
    • 1
  • Patti H. Clayton
    • 1
  • Kathryn S. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Indiana University-Purdue University IndianapolisIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.IUPUI Center for Service and LearningIndianapolisUSA