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The Purdue University (West Lafayette) Team
for the Indiana Campus Compact's "Universities as Citizens"

Summer Planning Institute

IUPUI University Place, Indianapolis
June 16 - 18, 1997

Vision Statement:

For Purdue University to remain on the cutting edge of higher education in the 21st century, it is essential to value and promote citizenship education and to encourage the use of service learning as an educational strategy.

Goals:

I.  To articulate the nature of citizenship education and its importance for Purdue University, its mission, and its partners and stakeholders.

II.  To utilize the experience and commitment of the ICC Summer Planning Institute Team to nurture, facilitate and network with faculty and other stakeholders to develop and implement service-learning and other citizenship-education initiatives.

III.  To ensure the sustainability of these initiatives by "growing" a recognized and respected campus-wide committee on citizenship education.

Objectives -- Goal I:

I.  To articulate the nature of citizenship education and its importance for Purdue University, its mission, and its partners and stakeholders.

I.A  To produce a document that discusses concepts of citizenship and citizenship education and that addresses the relevance of these concepts to Purdue University (West Lafayette) and its partners and stakeholders.

I.B  To develop a mission statement, a vision, and an executive summary (including a budget).

I.C.  To prepare and deliver a presentation to the Academic Affairs committee of the Board of Trustees.

Objectives -- Goal II:

II.  To utilize the experience and commitment of the ICC Summer Planning Institute Team to nurture, facilitate and network with faculty and other stakeholders to develop and implement service-learning and other citizenship-education initiatives.

II.A  To convene as an ad hoc committee on a regular basis.

II.B  To identify and involve additional interested campus participants.

II.C  To identify and involve additional interested community partners in this project.

II.D  To contact relevant student organizations to inventory service-learning activities.

II.E  To develop liaisons and to identify common ground with key people involved in experiential education at Purdue.

II.F  To sponsor workshops and informal sessions on service learning and citizenship education.

II.G  To develop a world-wide web page for citizenship education and service learning at Purdue, linked with existing local and national resources.

II.H  To ensure the application of one or more persons for Indiana Campus Compact Faculty Fellowships each year for the immediate future.

II.I  To submit Campus Compact grant proposals and to explore other funding sources.

II.J  To perform a capacity inventory of existing citizenship-education programs and resources at Purdue.

II.K  To initiate a capacity inventory of the campus and community.

II.L  To supplement citizenship-education resources available on the campus.

Objectives -- Goal III:

III.  To ensure the sustainability of these initiatives by "growing" a recognized and respected campus-wide committee on citizenship education.

III.A  To prepare a document for the central administration outlining the team's goals. vision, and progress.

III.A.i  Set internal and external benchmarks.

III.A.ii  Explore assets of Indiana Campus Compact.

III.B  To make presentations to the Dean's Advisory Council of each School.

III.C  To develop and implement a marketing plan.

III.D  To establish a service-learning coordinator at Purdue.

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