March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego
Back To Schedule
Wednesday, March 6 • 3:45pm - 4:55pm
Creating a Crucible Moment: Building an Integrative Civic Engagement Pathway

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
A Crucible Moment (2012) provides the impetus for any discussion of civic engagement in higher education; and, as its title suggests, transformative change in postsecondary education will occur by challenging conventional paradigms. By embedding innovative teaching and learning strategies that emphasize applied knowledge, students can quickly develop a civic-mindset. When higher education, suggests David Scobey, makes civic responsibility “central, not peripheral” to the educational mission, the desired outcome of participatory democracy is best attained. At no other time in American history has it been as crucial for students--no matter their academic goals--to secure civic knowledge and skills in order to compete in a global economy. CBL is promoted throughout the California State University (CSU) system but not in California’s K-12 or community college systems. CBL in K-12 is addressed sporadically; and, with regard to California’s community colleges (CCC), it is taught in a vacuum, if it is taught at all. However, the CSUs and CCCs are the two largest systems of higher education in the nation and serve the majority of the nation’s undergraduates. It is time for stakeholders to begin a dialogue of how we can create a California K-16 Civic Engagement and Community-Based Learning Pathway.

avatar for Mariane Doyle

Mariane Doyle

Director, Career and College Readiness, William S. Hart Union High School District
avatar for Harriet Happel

Harriet Happel

Dean, Career Education and Integrated Learning, College of the Canyons
avatar for Jeanine M. Mingé

Jeanine M. Mingé

Director of Community Engagement, California State University, Northridge

Patty Robinson

Faculty Director, College of the Canyons

Danielle Spratt

Associate Professor and Graduate Adviser Department of English; Director of Faculty Engaged Practices and Service Learning, California State University, Northridge

Wednesday March 6, 2019 3:45pm - 4:55pm PST