Twenty University of North Georgia faculty, staff, and students recently participated in a workshop exploring "civic mission" and "civic learning" on the Dahlonega campus as part of the UNG American Democracy Project. The workshop facilitated discussion of the newly consolidated University of North Georgia, and the ways in which it functions as a single entity across four campuses. As a result of the workshop, participants gained a better understanding of the way the university works as well as developed ideas to improve the university’s civic engagement operations.
Faculty members participating in the workshop were: Trey Wilson, who led a discussion titled "Why Engage in Civic Learning Now?”; Julie Higbee and Michael Proulx, who led a session on "What is our Civic Mission, and What does Civic Mission Mean?"; and Renee Bricker, who closed the workshop asking "How Do We Get Where We Think We Want or Need to Be?"
The workshop was presented through a grant from the American Association of Colleges & Universities for the purpose of "Bringing Theory to Practice Civic Seminar."