Innovative Higher Education
In this article we explore the definition and development of civic capacity at a liberal arts college through a specific teaching and learning initiative. This initiative encourages faculty, staff, and students to share the roles of teacher, learner, and colleague as they gain educational opportunities and foster these for others. Through a description of two programs and analysis of participants’ reflections, we identify four stages of change that foster civic capacity. We suggest that this initiative invites a re-interpretation of the institution as a site of educational opportunities and raises questions about how to broaden access to these opportunities.
The final publication is available at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10755-009-9122-3.
Lesnick, Alice, and Alison Cook-Sather. "Building Civic Capacity on Campus Through a Radically Inclusive Teaching and Learning Initiative." Innovative Higher Education 35, no. 1 (2010): 3-17.