Academics

Allbritton Center Civic Engagement Report 2019-2020

The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan University. We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Center houses the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, and the Patricelli Center for Social…

CSPL/CGST 480 Engaged Projects

CSPL/CGST480 Engaged Projects CSPL/CGST480 ENGAGED PROJECTS is a new 1-credit course in which students study a topic of their choice and produce a final project for a public audience. EPs respond to this critical moment in history by empowering students to connect their academic pursuits to what is happening in the world around them. They…

Wesleyan University: Dancey Engages Students in Elections Research, E2020 Initiative

Associate Professor of Government Logan Dancey foresees many important opportunities for students to get involved and make a difference with upcoming local elections this fall—and the Engage 2020 (E2020 initiative) will be a prime vehicle for that work. Dancey recently gave a presentation via Zoom video webinar to Wesleyan faculty and staff about his research on American electoral politics…

Fall 2020 Courses in Civic Engagement, Social Change, and the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Want to go beyond theory and understand how academic concepts apply in real-world settings? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life! or Service-Learning!  You can see all CSPL courses here, and you can check out all Service Learning courses for Fall 2020 here.…

Center for Prison Education hiring tutors for 2020-2021

The Center for Prison Education is now accepting applications for tutors for the 2020-2021 academic year! Tutors travel with CPE staff to Cheshire or York Correctional Institution for one three-hour study hall session each week for an entire semester, working individually with students on coursework in a wide range of disciplines. During this time, tutors…

E2020 Summer Session Funding Support Application Now Open

Though the COVID-19 crisis has impacted our ability to do this work in-person, we remain committed to supporting student learning and civic preparedness via E2020. The deadline for the upcoming summer cycle is now May 22, 2020 (11:59pm). Only proposals for remote support of civic engagement efforts will be reviewed unless social distancing restrictions are lifted before…

Civic Engagement Certificate Spring 2020 Info Session + Lunch

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and in general to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in…

CPE hiring Research Assistants

Research Assistant, Center for Prison Education Deadline: February 7, 2020   Department: Center for Prison Education/Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Department location:  Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Allbritton Hall 3rd Floor Duties and responsibilities: Support CPE students’ academic work through the fulfillment of research requests, which include: (a) critical course assistance (b) class-related research and,…

The Fault Lines of Evangelicalism: Donald Trump, Christianity Today, and the History of a Movement

The Fault Lines of Evangelicalism: Donald Trump, Christianity Today, and the History of a Movement with Chamberlain Fellow Joseph P. Slaughter   Every election cycle evangelicals are an influential group to be reckoned with for journalists, pundits, politicians, and political strategists. Under President Donald J. Trump, their political power is reflected by increased White House access, and…