UM-Flint’s civic engagement curriculum sees surge in offerings and participation

The number of UM-Flint courses designed to connect academic expertise to community concerns keeps growing. The number of civic engagement classes at UM-Flint has reached a record high this fall.

There were 51 civic engagement classes in the Winter 2012, the first semester UM-Flint designated and defined these courses. Last semester, it grew to 80. And this semester, the final tally should be around 120, said University Outreach civic engagement coordinator Mary Black.

The courses are designed for students to learn and apply their knowledge in the community, or for area leaders to share their knowledge in the classroom. Or both.

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