North Dakota University System
Minot State President asked to participate in National Education Roundtable

Posted on 2/10/2011

Minot State University President David Fuller recently received an invitation to join the Association of American Colleges and Universities in advising the U.S. Department of Education on how to increase higher education's leadership in promoting civic learning and democratic engagement. Fuller will participate in a roundtable discussion Feb. 18 in the Department of Education offices in Washington, D.C.

"I am honored to be participating in a conversation that will have a nationwide impact on the education of our university and college students," said Fuller. "This is a great topic for higher education to discuss and one that aligns well with Minot State University's Vision 2013 and our commitment to civic engagement and community support."

The AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Consequently, it maintains a long-standing commitment to elevate civic learning as a fundamental part of every student's college education.

AAC&U is now partnering with Global Perspective Institute Inc. to facilitate a national dialogue on civic learning and democratic engagement that can influence future actions by the Department of Education. GPI was established in 2008 to study and promote global holistic human development, especially among college students.

The AAC&U and GPI are formulating a broad-based, national action plan for enhancing civic learning and democratic engagement in colleges and universities. The two entities are convening five national roundtable meetings that include a wide range of constituents - off-campus civic organization heads, campus-based centers, community partners, faculty, researchers, students, university and college presidents, policy makers and other stakeholders-to respond to and amend the national action plan.

The AAC&U and GPI plan to present the national action plan to the Department of Education by late summer 2011.

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