Evergreen Student Civic Engagement Institute
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The Evergreen Student Civic Engagement Institute (ESCEI) , an intensive, residential, academic, pre-orientation program is designed to launch your successful career as a co-learner and leader at Evergreen. Our curriculum is rooted in the National Task Force (2012) framework definition of civic knowledge: “Citizens of communities need to know the cultural and global contexts in which a community exists, understand the historical and sociological relevance of important social movements, have exposure to multiple cultural and religious traditions, and understand how their political system works.” During our time together, we will break this definition down through a variety of texts, seminars, and workshops. We will apply this definition through activities that you will participate in and lead. Finally, you will synthesize your learned experiences in a personal narrative evaluation.We’ll hear from elected officials, non-profit leaders, community activists, educators, students, artists, and a spiritual leader. We’ll wrestle with real-world issues—both global and local. We’ll read and write, listen and speak. Most importantly, we’ll think.
Each day you will be engaged in curriculum about civic engagement. The work is personal and your lived experiences will inform that work. Learning objectives are what you make of them and will differ from student to student. You are encouraged to take notes throughout the institute.
Individual Learning Outcomes: It will be your responsibility to share what you learned in short essay format on canvas to receive credit. A question will be emailed to you via canvas before the end of the institute. You will have five(5) days to answer this question.
Collective Learning Outcomes: Your individual responses will be analyzed as qualitative data, and serve as your overall Collective Learning Outcomes. These will be shared with you during your evaluation. The evaluation will be scheduled between Week 7 and Week 8.
Credits per quarter Variable Credit Options Available
50 seats at 2 cr.
- Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
The $250 fee covers all tickets, transportation, meals, housing, and supplies for scheduled events of the program.
Class Size: 50
90% Reserved for Freshmen
Scheduled for: Day
Final schedule and room assignments:
Located in: Olympia