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Civic Engagement Workshop: Defining Civic Engagement in the Digital Age – Tuesday, Feb. 15, 4-5pm, go.uic.edu/febcivicworks
Civic Engagement Workshop: Topic TBD – Tuesday, Mar. 15, 4-5pm, go.uic.edu/marchcivicworks
Civic Engagement Workshop: Topic TBD – Tuesday, Apr. 12, 4-5pm, go.uic.edu/aprilcivicworks
Last Day to Register to Vote Online – Sunday, Jun. 12
On-Campus Early Voting (City of Chicago Residents Only) for the 2022 Midterm Primary Elections – Wednesday, Jun. 22, Student Center East
Party at the Polls – Wednesday, Jun. 22, Campus Location and Time TBD
Last day to apply for Vote By Mail ballot – Thursday, Jun. 23
On-Campus Early Voting (City of Chicago Residents Only) for the 2022 Midterm Primary Elections – Thursday, Jun. 23, Student Center East
Party at the Polls – Thursday, Jun. 23, Campus Location and Time TBD
On-Campus Early Voting (City of Chicago Residents Only) for the 2022 Midterm Primary Elections – Friday, Jun. 24, Student Center East
Party at the Polls – Friday, Jun. 24, Campus Location and Time TBD
Midterm Primary Elections – Tuesday, Jun. 28
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Our Civic Engagement work is grounded in the following definitions:
- “Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivations to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes” (Civic Responsibility in Higher Education, Ehrlich, 2000, p.vi).
- “Civic learning and democratic engagement means promoting the education of students for engaged citizenship through democratic participation in their communities, respect and appreciation of diversity, applied learning, and social responsibility” (NASPA, https://www.naspa.org/focus-areas/civic-learning-and-democratic-engagement).
- “Community engagement is collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity” (Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement).