A Crucible Moment:
How to Transform Service Learning to Cultivate Engaged Citizens Informed by Democratic Principles
Thursday, May 3, 2012
12:00 – 5:00 pm
Wagner College, Staten Island, New York
Dr. Richard Guarasci, President, Wagner College, is the 18th President of Wagner College and Professor of Political Science. He teaches in the areas of democracy, citizenship and American diversity.
About Dr. Caryn McTighe Musil:
Dr. Caryn McTighe Musil, Sr. Vice-President, AAC&U, has been writing, speaking, and directing projects about civic engagement and democracy for the past two decades. She has directed important initiatives at AAC&U pertaining to diversity, democracy, liberal learning and educating students for personal and social responsibility. After hosting a series of national roundtable meetings to learn from a broad spectrum of leaders within and beyond higher education about how to make civic learning an expected outcome for every college student, she became the lead author for the CLDE’s national report, A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future (2012) released at a White House event last month with the Department of Education. It calls for action from across sectors in and out of higher education to advance civic learning and democratic engagement from grammar school to graduate school and move programs from “niches to norms.”