Journal of College and Character - Eddie R. Cole
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Journal of College and Character


Cole, E.R., Howe, E., & Nelson Laird, T.F.




Responsive and responsible: Faculty encouragement of civic engagement


Journal of College and Character

About This Project

This study explores how often faculty members encourage students to engage with campus, local, state, national, and global issues. Using data from the 2013 administration of the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), the results show that faculty members are more likely to encourage students to engage in state, national, or global issues than campus or local issues. Differences in faculty encouragement of civic engagement are also presented across gender, racial/ethnic identification, rank and employment status, and institutional affiliation, among other characteristics. Implications for practice are provided.

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