UNCG’s Department of Communication Studies is one of 24 in a competitive field of 134 applicants around the country to receive a 2018 grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to integrate civic learning and social responsibility as expected learning outcomes for students in the major.
The Department of Communication Studies will build upon its long-standing commitment to ethics, free speech and democratic engagement to further enhance its civic profile nationally and to deepen its civic-based curricular offerings within the university.
In the award letter, AAC&U Senior Scholar Caryn McTighe Musil wrote, “The health of our diverse democracy depends on higher education assuming the mantle of doing our full part in preparing students for being thoughtful, open-minded, responsible and engaged citizens and workers in their home communities, nation and the world. Thank you for being part of a pioneering effort.”
This fall, the Department of Communication Studies will launch a series of conversations on teaching for democratic thinking and civic action, involving faculty as well as undergraduate and graduate students to consider ways to build upon the reputation and recognition of the department’s community engaged scholarship. For more information, contact Dr. Spoma Jovanovic, firstname.lastname@example.org.