Reminder: The Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning at Fayetteville State University
Effective October 1, 2012, the Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning has been established to support the core curriculum of ethics and civic engagement and service learning in the Division of Academic Affairs. Dr. Sherree R.B. Davis has been named director of the Office and in this capacity reports to Dr. Marsha McLean in the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Dr. Davis is also a faculty member in the Department of Criminal Justice. The Office staff includes Ms. Melissa L. Lyon, program manager, Ms. T. Monique Broadhurst, university program associate, and Ms. Constance Woods, TALIAS site manager, who report to Dr. Davis.
An Open House for faculty, students, and community organizations interested in utilizing this office will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012, between 11:00am and 3:00pm. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
The mission of the Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning at Fayetteville State University is to support academically-based engagement in civic life and service learning to promote ethical and social responsibility. In support of the UNC Tomorrow vision, the FSU Strategic Plan, and, most recently, the FSU Core Curriculum, this office’s mission and purpose is to support community outreach and student engagement, as well as to offer and assist with courses and related activities.
Civic engagement is acting upon a sense of responsibility to the common good in our communities, including not only our geographic communities, from local to global, but also those based on interests or identity. Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities.
The Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning is conveniently located in the community across from the Fayetteville State University campus at Bronco Square (1047 Murchison Road) Suite 100.
FSU is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers nearly 60 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. With nearly 6,000 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.
For more information, call (910) 672-2460 or (910) 672-1474.