Committee on Civic Education & Engagement
The APSA Committee on Civic Education and Engagement focuses on the contributions that higher education, and political sciences in higher education institutions, are making or could make to enhancing the quantity and quality of civic engagement among young Americans.
Civic Education and Engagement Committee Members:
Term expiring August 31, 2013
Term expiring August 31, 2014
Term expiring August 31, 2015
Recent Committee Activities
On-going committee projects include a resource guide on civic education and engagement; increased collaboration with APSA groups and committees on civic education initiatives (i.e. the APSA Teaching and Learning Conference and Annual Meeting events); APSA's involvement in 2012 Constitution Day classroom visits where professors are invited into high school classroom for a civics/government lesson; and committee panels at the Annual Meeting (see below for previous panel topics). The committee makes often invites community practitioners, as well as political science scholars to sit on its annual meeting panels.
The committee holds its regular fall meeting at the APSA Annual Meeting.
Previous Committee Panels:
• 2009 Annual Meeting Panel: Global Citizenship Panel
• 2010 Annual Meeting Panels:
o Race, Ethnicity, and Civic Engagement*
• 2011 Annual Meeting Panel: Urban Sustainability and Civic Engagement
Previous Committee Projects
Democracy at Risk: How Political Choices Undermine Citizen Participation, and What We Can Do About It
Civic Education on APSAnet.org