Engaging Civility: Leading Dialogue In and Beyond the University
NAC&U has opened the call for submissions for the 2018 Summer Institute from June 19-21, 2018 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. With a theme of “Engaging Civility: Leading Dialogue In and Beyond the University,” the Summer Institute will focus on fostering skills to improve civic engagement, with particular emphasis on the role of civil dialogue. The need for an engaged campus community crosses disciplinary and geographic borders. This boundary crossing reflects NAC&U’s commitment to the integration of professional studies and the liberal arts within the context of purposeful civic engagement, and places that commitment within a frame of purposeful civic engagement.
Presentations may describe existing tools/strategies/approaches useful for leading dialogue, or they may engage conference participants in working sessions to develop new projects at their home institutions.
Three questions frame our work over the course of this Institute:
Which campus and community concerns require our institution’s leadership in facilitating dialogue?
Which strategies can our institution draw from in order to facilitate effective dialogue around these concerns?
How can dialogue at our institution include voices and perspectives that are often missing?
For more information and submission guidelines, please go here. 2018 Application Deadline: January 29, 2018 Anticipated Notification Deadline: March 1, 2018
The New American Colleges and Universities is a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic responsibility.