Think globally, act locally... This page and its links aim to enhance cooperative, mutually beneficial relationships between the Monmouth community and Monmouth College. The Monmouth community can offer Citizenship students rich opportunities for public scholarship and service learning. Civic leaders can help teach our students the importance of "conscientious action" in defining exemplary citizenship. At the same time, college Citizenship courses can provide intellectual capital and human resources that contribute to civic improvement.
This page is designed, then, as a "bulletin board" for students, college course instructors, and Monmouth community leaders. As such it features two links:
One particular aim of these links is to share information and to connect college and community through greater understanding of their respective purposes and activities. A second particular aim is to enable civic leaders, college instructors and students to match civic projects with Citizenship course assignments, and course projects with community needs.
For instance, two Citizenship courses at Monmouth College in the fall of 2008 focus on “Green Initiatives” involving wind and water. At the same time, members of a civic group in Monmouth called “Green Solutions” have recently proposed community projects that include:
As a second example, another citizenship course offered both semesters in the academic year 2008-09 is titled “Theater and Social Change.” “Green Solutions” of Monmouth has proposed commission and regular performance of “an interactive skit/play that would teach elementary and/or middle school kids about recycling and other environmental issues.”
To help promote cooperative partnerships of the kind suggested by the examples above, President Ditzler has agreed to sponsor on campus periodic meetings of civic leaders, college instructors and staff: to exchange ideas and collaborate on new town/gown project listings; and to discuss and monitor the effectiveness of emergent partnerships.
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