Inside Higher Ed Interviews Amee Bearne

The article entitled, “New Faces of Civic Learning” by Allie Grasgreen published by Inside Higher Ed on October 9, 2013 highlighted the important roles of non-traditional students civic learning. Colleges and universities who have high amount of commuter students, usually public schools and mostly community colleges, are likely the ones lacking in adequate support and infrastructure for student engagement. TDC National Coordinator, Amee Bearne points out, “”[Students] don’t see their community college as a vocational one, but rather a way in which they could get an education that is cost-effective as well as exceptional.” But civic learning is growing prominence in public institutions as administrators realize the success rate of their students are affected by engaging them with their own community.

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