Practice your Purpose with Passion in Service and Dialogue
The Center for Civic Engagement offers many opportunities for students to become “ethical, compassionate citizens who are committed to making responsible contributions within a community, nation, and world.” We provide opportunities for you to do this through volunteer service, dialogues across difference, and voter engagement. We want to provide leadership opportunities for students to grow personally and professionally in immersive experiences.
Learning Through Service | Discovering Through Action
Prepare students to participate in a just and democratic society by providing experiences in service-learning, civic dialogue, and community engagement inside and outside the classroom through mutually beneficial partnerships that inspire a responsibility towards a community, nation, and world.
The CCE will be the hub of community-engaged, transformative learning by cultivating community partnerships and providing immersive opportunities for students to practice their purpose with passion.
Shenandoah University Integrates Service Into The Educational Process
Various professors across the different disciplines here at SU have integrated Service-Learning into their coursework. Several have woven this initiative into the critical goals of the semester’s syllabus!
The annual Service-Learning Workshop teaches Shenandoah faculty and community members to infuse civic engagement in classrooms.
Service-Learning engages students in the educational process, using what they learn in the classroom to solve real-life problems. Students become contributing community members through the service they perform. They are encouraged to reflect on the experience by thinking, discussing, and writing about their service.
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By integrating both academic learning and community service, service learning courses differs in focus from both practicum/internship experiences and volunteer experiences. The teaching methods and learning activities in service learning courses are more student-directed than is typical in traditional lecture-based courses.
Rebecca Gibson is the new director of Shenandoah University’s Center for Civic Engagement.
Gibson, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Virginia, comes to Shenandoah after being a Spanish ... Continue Reading Meet Shenandoah’s New CCE Director
The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is celebrating National Volunteer Week with a look back at all of the amazing service that our students, faculty, and staff have put forward during the 2020-2021 school year.
Volunteering provides students ... Continue Reading Celebrating National Volunteer Week
Join Shenandoah’s Center for Civic Engagement from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, for the virtual panel discussion "Public Service: Values to Action!"
During this interactive event, public leaders will discuss how their experiences and ... Continue Reading Learn What Inspires Public Leaders,…