OTHER PARTNERS AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Community College National Center for Community Engagement
Corporation for National Community Service
"By maintaining a sound system of education you produce citizens of good character, and citizens of sound character"- Plato
"An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight"- Thomas Jefferson
About the Board and the Center:
Democracy requires citizens who, as “sovereigns”, can make sound decisions about public issues. Yet current communication and problem-solving approaches often prove counterproductive. There are also important “disconnects” between citizens many of whom have withdrawn from political engagement. Solving the serious and complex problems that the United States faces, which do not always have technical solutions, calls for working through paradoxes and competing values that will require tough choices. Facing them and developing solutions requires productive collaboration from an engaged and reinvigorated citizenry.
BCC’s Civic Engagement Advisory Board (CEAB), which was reactivated in 2006, and BCC's Center for Civic Engagement recognize the need for the community to become re-engaged. As stated its By-Laws the objectives of the Civic Engagement Advisory Board, and by extension the Center, are: “to promote and foster political deliberation and involvement in the public square of the Southern Tier. It collaborates with community partners to foster knowledge, skills, attitudes and dispositions, which contribute to civic discourse and engagement."
Some of the CEAB's activities, accomplishments, and collaborative endeavors:
Current Board Members…
The Civic Engagement Advisory Board works very closely with SUNY Broome's newly created Civic Engagement Center located in the Science Building, room 104. You can contact the Civic Engagement Center by just stopping by or by calling 607-778-5494 or 607-778-5042.
To reach the Advisory Board you may contact any of the Board members or the Center.
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Top 10 Reading List
Hope Unraveled: The People's Retreat and Our Way Back by Richard Harwood
Make Hope Real: How We Can Accelerate Change for the Public Good by Richard Harwood
Democratizing Deliberation: A Political Theory Anthology edited by Derek Barker, Noelle McAfee, and David McIvor
Democracy and Civic Engagement: Implications for Teacher Preparation and a National Agenda for Inquiry
Educating Students for Political Engagement: A Guide to Implementation and Assessment for Colleges and Universities by Johnny Goldfinger and John W Presley, Editors
Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement by Anne Colby, Elizabeth Beaumont, Thomas Ehrlich and Josh Corngold
Civic Responsibility and Higher Education edited by Thomas Ehrlich