Liberal Learning, General Education and Civic Mission

Category 1: Seminar Grant

"On November 3, 2012 Berry College faculty and administrators met to discuss _Berry College, Liberal Learning and Civic Mission._ Participants explored the meaning of civic learning and democratic engagement and reviewed whether in our general education classes we are achieving the recommendations for higher education in A Crucible Moment. We surveyed what we are currently doing to provide our students with the knowledge, skills, values and exercises in collective action to prepare them now and in the future for lives as responsible citizens and asked how can we do this better (and know that we are doing it well)? Plenary and breakout sessions encouraged faculty to extend our current successes and to consider anew how we understand our work as related to the public good and how we educate students to both understand and value the public good."