Is Civic Literacy a ‘Wicked Problem’?

Sheila Suess Kennedy

Given the robust literature documenting U.S. citizens’ persistent deficit of civic knowledge, it is reasonable to ask whether low civic literacy should be categorized as a “wicked problem”

Some Assembly Required: Building and Evaluating Service-Learning in Higher Education Curriculum

Bethany Fleck, Randi Smith, Graham Ignizio

The theoretical underpinnings of service-learning along with empirical evidence suggesting the benefits of this teaching pedagogy

Stewards of Place: The Role of Dialogue and Deliberation in Strengthening Our Universities and Colleges

Windy Y. Lawrence, Zach Justus, Leah A. Murray, Barbara A. Brown

This article examines some of AASCU’s learnings over the past 10 years about the important role of colleges and universities as stewards of place

The Impact of Service-Learning Classes on Teacher Education Candidates’ Views of Diversity

Jason D. Fruth, Anna F. Lyon, Alan Avila-John

This study examined the impact that a service-learning component in a disability and culture course had on the views of diversity for teacher candidates at a Midwestern university

Innovative Ideas in Civic Engagement across Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges

Shyam K. Sriram, Amy Atchison, Elizabeth Bennion, John Forren, Arthur Sanders, John Theis

While some of us focused on global civic engagement and giving students the skills to succeed after graduation, others tailored projects on media literacy, public policy, humanitarian law, poverty, and citizenship