New EdPA Course Focuses on Public Engagement and Higher Education
Should public and community engagement be central to higher education?
Does engagement with the community diminish the academic goals of higher education?
These questions and more will be addressed in EdPA 5080 section 003 (class # 92924) on Wednesday nights from 5:00--9:00pm during spring semester.
In a nine-week session running from January 21 through March 25, students and instructors will consider the civic roles of postsecondary education institutions both past and present. Special attention will be paid to contemporary philosophies and practices of engagement, and how engagement is expressed in various institutional contexts. This course is designed for both practitioners and scholars who seek to deepen their understandings about the ways in which institutions might become more productively involved with communities they serve.