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Eight Promising Approaches to Citizenship Education in Higher Education (Adapted from the Civic Mission of Schools)

Promising Approach

Curricular

Co-Curricular

1. Provide instruction in academic disciplines through the lens of government, history, law and democracy

The Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center

Art Education Curriculum

Community - Based Thesis Research

Course: Senior Capstone for Civil and Environment Engineers

Course: Currents and Contexts

Course: American Civil Liberties

Course: Political Behavior and Perception

Course: Politics and Society

Course: Senior Capstone Citizenship 400 Seminar

Lewiston/Auburn Oral History Project

Maine Public Policy Scholars Program

The Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center

Lewiston/Auburn Oral History Project

2. Incorporate discussion of current local, national and international issues and events into the classroom, particularly those that young people view as important to their lives

The Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center

Community - Based Thesis Research

Course: Marketing Research

Course: Senior Capstone for Civil and Environment Engineers

Course: Currents and Contexts

Course: Medical Assisting

Course: American Civil Liberties

Course: Political Behavior and Perception

Course: Politics and Society

Course: Atlantic Salmon Conservation Projects

Course: Senior Capstone Citizenship 400 Seminar

Environmental Science Department Curriculum

Innovation Engineering Minor

Maine Public Policy Scholars Program

The Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center

Soliya Connect Program

"Voice Your Choice" UMFK and the American Democracy Project

3. Design and implement programs that provide students with the opportunity to apply what they learn through performing community service that is linked to the formal curriculum and classroom instruction. 

Alternative Spring Break at The University of Maine

Architecture and Engineering Design Program

Community - Based Thesis Research

Computer Science (Information Technology course studies and projects)

Course: Senior Capstone for Civil and Environment Engineers

Course: Atlantic Salmon Conservation Projects

Course: Senior Capstone Citizenship 400 Seminar

Development of a Public Policy Project in the Graduate Dietetic Internship Program

Environmental Science Department Curriculum

Lewiston/Auburn Oral History Project

Recreation Management Program

GK-12 Sensors! in Secondary Schools

Lewiston/Auburn Oral History Project

Service Learning in the U.S. Virgin Islands: A Virtual Preservation Project

4. Encourage and support activities and student and community organizations that provide opportunities for students to be engaged in their campuses and communities. 

Architecture and Engineering Design Program

Art Education Curriculum

Computer Science (Information Technology course studies and projects)

Course: Marketing Research

Course: Senior Capstone for Civil and Environment Engineers

Course: Senior Capstone Citizenship 400 Seminar

Environmental Science Department Curriculum

Lewiston/Auburn Oral History Project

Maine Public Policy Scholars Program

Model United Nations

Recreation Management Program

Alternative Spring Break at Bowdoin College

Alternative Spring Break at The University of Maine

Alternative Spring Break at USM

AmeriCorps Service Leaders

Culturefest: a celebration of countries and cultures

GK-12 Sensors! in Secondary Schools

Lewiston/Auburn Oral History Project

Service Learning in the U.S. Virgin Islands: A Virtual Preservation Project

Student Senate, Board of Student Organizations

Student Volunteer Fellowship Program

5. Encourage student participation in leadership and campus and community governance. 

Course: Politics and Society

Course: Senior Capstone Citizenship 400 Seminar

Alternative Spring Break at Bowdoin College

Alternative Spring Break at The University of Maine

Mexico Cultural Exchange Program

Model United Nations

Student Senate, Board of Student Organizations

Student Volunteer Fellowship Program

"Voice Your Choice" UMFK and the American Democracy Project

6. Encourage students’ participation in forums that model democratic processes and procedures, both curricular and extracurricular. 

The Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center

Art Education Curriculum

Environmental Science Department Curriculum

Innovation Engineering Minor

The Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center

Soliya Connect Program

Student Senate, Board of Student Organizations

"Voice Your Choice" UMFK and the American Democracy Project

7. Encourage and support interactions across cultural differences.

Lewiston/Auburn Oral History Project

Alternative Spring Break at Bowdoin College

Alternative Spring Break at The University of Maine

Alternative Spring Break at USM

Culturefest: a celebration of countries and cultures

Lewiston/Auburn Oral History Project

Mexico Cultural Exchange Program

Model United Nations

Service Learning in the U.S. Virgin Islands: A Virtual Preservation Project

Soliya Connect Program

8. Involve students in the development and sustaining of campus/community partnerships. 

Art Education Curriculum

Community - Based Thesis Research

Course: Marketing Research

Course: Senior Capstone for Civil and Environment Engineers

Course: Atlantic Salmon Conservation Projects

Course: Senior Capstone Citizenship 400 Seminar

Environmental Science Department Curriculum

Lewiston/Auburn Oral History Project

Recreation Management Program

Alternative Spring Break at The University of Maine

AmeriCorps Service Leaders

GK-12 Sensors! in Secondary Schools

Lewiston/Auburn Oral History Project

Student Volunteer Fellowship Program

 

Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools: Education for Democracy