Transforming the World in Which We Live: Laureate's Transnational Civic Learning Project

  • William M. Plater Indiana University

Abstract

Higher education serves as an agent of social change that plays a significant role in the development of socially conscious and engaged students. The duty higher education has toward society, the role for-profit educational institutions play in enhancing the public good, and the prospect of making social change an element of these providers’ missions are discussed. Laureate’s Global Citizenship Project is introduced, highlighting the development of the project’s civic engagement rubric and the challenges of assessing civic engagement.

Author Biography

William M. Plater, Indiana University
Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean
Faculties Emeritus

Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs, Philanthropic Studies, and English

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Published
2017-06-30
How to Cite
PLATER, William M.. Transforming the World in Which We Live: Laureate's Transnational Civic Learning Project. Higher Learning Research Communications, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 16–26, june 2017. ISSN 2157-6254. Available at: <https://hlrcjournal.com/index.php/HLRC/article/view/374>. Date accessed: 23 aug. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.18870/hlrc.v7i1.374.
Section
Invited Essays

Keywords

civic learning; community engagement; civic engagement