This timely announcement came out right after BCC’s planned workshop for March 1st: “Learning for the Common Good: Using Service Learning to Promote Civic Engagement” with Massachusetts Campus Compact. Since March 1 was the sole snow day so far in Berkshire County, we are re-scheduling the workshop for April 24th. Stay posted for details, and read below for the Civic Engagement announcement.
Minutemen and Patriots
March 7, 2012 – 3:00am
“Massachusetts will soon track civic engagement at its public colleges, addressing increased concern that Americans aren’t equipped to impact their communities or interact meaningfully with government.
While it hasn’t been decided exactly how citizenship learning will be evaluated, the Board of Higher Education’s Tuesday vote mandates that civic engagement be measured along with more traditional standards such as graduation rates”
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/03/07/massachusetts-system-track-civic-engagement#ixzz1oXeD5oOO
Inside Higher Ed