September 1, 2014
Looking Back and Looking Forward: Twenty-Five Years of Shared Partnerships
Authors: Ariane Hoy, Robert Hackett
Publisher: Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation
This online publication featured articles from a number of different authors reflecting on the accomplishments and emerging new directions of the Bonner Program's work and civic engagement on campuses. For instance, Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Vice President at AAC&U, reflected on the work of the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) consortium and various initiatives to make civic learning and engagement deeper and more pervasive. Robert Hackett, President of the Bonner Foundation, shared reflections on the program's founding commitments and the growing centrality for civic engagement. Carol Quillen, President of Davidson College, shared insights on the impact of the 25 year old program at her institution. Jamé Johnson of the Meadville school district and a partner to Allegheny College reflected on the transformative potential of collaboration through Bonner and the High-Impact Initiative. The issue highlights a number of ways in which community engagement has begun to reshape undergraduate education.