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Journal of Academic Ethics

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 149-164

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

  • Robert G. BringleAffiliated withIndiana University-Purdue University IndianapolisIUPUI Center for Service and Learning Email author 
  • , Morgan StuderAffiliated withIndiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • , Jarod WilsonAffiliated withIndiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • , Patti H. ClaytonAffiliated withIndiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • , Kathryn S. SteinbergAffiliated withIndiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

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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 learning Community service Civic education Civic engagement Civic-minded graduate