Global Perspective Institute Inc. was awarded a contract by the Department of Education to develop a "National Action Plan" to increase postsecondary education's leadership in promoting "civic learning and democratic engagement." GPI, in collaboration with AAC&U, is organizing a national dialogue that can inform future discussion and actions by the Office of Postsecondary Education. GPI, in collaboration with Central College, is establishing this resource center to provide progress reports of this national dialogue and deliberations, connect with other organizations that have websites on the general topic of civic learning and democracy.
To stimulate that national dialogue, we are preparing a policy paper and a literature review on the state of civic learning and democratic engagement; organizing five national roundtables with leaders in higher education, state agencies, faculty, business leaders, and other stakeholders; establishing a Coordinating Committee of 12 national leaders well informed on this issue to oversee the dialogue and deliberations; and write a final Action Plan that will be presented to the Department of Education for consideration and action. Click on any of the links on the left for additional information about this project.