Faculty Civic Engagement

The Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice provides consultations and course development assistance to faculty members interested in teaching a civic engagement course or undertaking a community-based research project.  Through consultations and facilitated meetings with potential community partners, CESJ helps faculty apply critical and social justice pedagogies and best practices effectively to their courses while also ensuring that needs of community partners are being addressed.

In addition to course and research support at Lang, The New School is a member institution of three organizations dedicated to civic engagement and social justice in higher education:  Campus Compact, Imagining America, and Project Pericles.  Faculty may take advantage of these organizations’ resources, conferences and award opportunities.  Please refer to their respective websites for further information.

General Reading Resources on Civic Engagement and Social Justice

The Public Intellectual, Service Learning, and Activist Research (PDF)
by Ellen Cushman

Activism and Service-Learning: Reframing Volunteerism As Acts of Dissent (PDF)
by Donna M. Bickford and Nedra Reynolds 

Generating, Deepening, and Documenting Learning: the Power of Critical Reflection in Applied Learning (PDF)
by Sarah L. Ash and Patti H. Clayton

Campus Compact Resources
Database – Engaged Learning Course Syllabi

Report - New Times Demand New Scholarship (PDF)
Research Universities and Civic Engagement: Opportunities and Challenges

Imaging America Resources
Tenure and Promotion Report -
Scholarship in Public: Knowledge Creation and Tenure Policy in the Engaged University
A Resource on Promotion and Tenure in the Arts, Humanities, and Design (PDF)
by Julie Ellison and Timothy K. Eatman

Project Pericles Resources
Civic Engagement in the Classroom: Strategies for Incorporating Education for Civic and Social Responsibility in the Undergraduate Curriculum (PDF)
By Ariane Liazos, Princeton University and Jan R. Liss, Project Pericles