Teaching for Civic Learning and Engagement

10th Annual Teaching and Learning Institute

Longwood University
8:30am-5:30pm, May 9, 2023
Blackwell Ballroom, The Rotunda

The Center for Faculty Enrichment (CAFE) and the Civitae Core Curriculum Committee invite all faculty and staff to a full-day workshop focused on best practices for developing students into engaged members of the community. Following a keynote address, participants will choose concurrent sessions to attend and learn more about key concepts and skills related to teaching civic engagement. Faculty specifically engaged in the teaching of Longwood’s signature core curriculum program, Civitae, will also have opportunities to discuss assessment and professional development pertinent to their courses.

By the end of this workshop, all participants will be able to:

  • Define civic engagement in an academic context
  • Describe how pedagogical tools such as experiential learning and critical dialogue can provide students with the tools to become effective, contributing members and/or leaders of their community
  • Communicate civic responsibility to multiple audiences, especially students.

This year’s keynote speaker is Patti Clayton, Ph.D. Dr. Clayton formerly served as founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Curricular Engagement at NC State University and as a Faculty Fellow with National Campus Compact’s Project on Integrating Service with Academic Study. In all aspects of her work she seeks to support intellectual, personal, and civic development through co-creating mentoring communities grounded in reflective practice, leadership, and scholarship. Beyond community-engaged teaching, learning, and scholarship, her academic interests include environmental philosophy and environmental studies, leadership development, and the history and philosophy of science. She earned her Ph.D. (1995) and M.S. (1992) from the Curriculum in Ecology at UNC-Chapel Hill.