Article Spotlight: How Colleges Ignite Civic Engagement

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Faculty and students should check out this article in The Chronicle of Higher Education about the way universities engage their students in their communities and how they train them to be better citizens.

The article mentions controversial topics such as the increasing disagreement over basic facts in political discussions and includes interesting quotes from leaders in the field such as this one from Nancy Thomas, director of The Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University: "We’ve been so scared of appearing partisan or political that we’re really not educating for democracy. We’re seeing a chipping away at democracy without a strong, nonpartisan, but distinctly political response from campuses."

If you have a premium subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education, we encourage you to click on the related links in the article, which address related subjects.