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1 Integrating Civic Engagement into the First-year Curriculum 2007 National Conference on the First Year Experience Martha LaBare presenting for: Dr. Scott Evenbeck, Dean, University College Dr. Frank E. Ross, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Life and Diversity Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

2 Today’s program Discussion of IUPUI and University College Institutional climate for increased civic engagement Description of strong partnerships between academic affairs and student affairs, resulting in specific strategies to promote civic education UCOL U110: Discover Indianapolis course Sharing of best practices Questions

3 Civic Engagement at IUPUI Setting the context IUPUI University College

4 Civic Engagement at IUPUI “Civic engagement is active collaboration that builds on the resources, skills, expertise, and knowledge of the campus and community to improve the quality of life in communities in a manner that is consistent with the campus mission.”

5 Civic Engagement at IUPUI As articulated in the campus Mission, Values and Goals, “IUPUI values the opportunities afforded by its location in Indiana’s capital city and is committed to serving the needs of its community.” “IUPUI serves as a catalyst for collaboration in teaching, research and service among its faculty, students, and staff.”

6 Civic Engagement at IUPUI Campus Civic Engagement Task Force Civic Engagement Inventory for academic schools Chancellor’s mandate for doubling efforts

7 First Year Seminars at IUPUI Instructional team model “One size fits none.” Template for First Year Seminars

8 Civic Engagement at IUPUI UCOL U110: Discover Indianapolis Rational for course development Course Goals Course Design and Pedagogy Curricular/ Co-curricular integration Course assignments and final project Assessment

9 Course Design and Pedagogy Use of Indianapolis Cultural Districts Broad Ripple Village The Canal & White River State Park Fountain Square Indiana Avenue Mass Ave The Wholesale District

10 Ideas for Curricular/ Co- curricular Integration Faces of America Service and the City Indianapolis Art Center Broadway Production Eiteljorg Museum

11 UCOL U110 Course Project Using Newspapers to Learn about the City Weekly assignments Final project

12 UCOL U110 Course Assessment American Democracy Project Survey Assessment of course objectives End-of-semester course evaluations

13 Thank you for your attention! For more information: Dr. Scott Evenbeck, Dean, University College Dr. Frank E. Ross, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Life and Diversity


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