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Civic Learning & First Year Initiative Overview

In summer 2006, 11 CSU campus teams attended a three-day CSU Civic Learning Institute. Leading up to and during the meeting, each team was asked to:

  • assess current civic learning practices and activities for first-year students;
  • develop campus-specific ideas that center on civic learning and first-year efforts; and,
  • draft a one-year charrette plan for strengthening their institution's civic engagement programming for first-year students.

During the charrette presentations (.doc), a number of pioneering ideas emerged that integrate first-year programs and civic learning efforts together in a powerful way. To assist campus teams in implementing these creative ideas, the Chancellor's Office is providing up to ten campus mini-grants that range from $6,000 to $8,000.*

To learn more about, and apply for a Civic Learning & First Year Implementation Mini-Grant, click on the links below:

*Implementation mini-grants are only available to the 11 participating campus teams: CSU Bakersfield, CSU Chico, CSU East Bay, CSU Fresno, Humboldt State, CSU Monterey Bay, Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Sacramento, CSU San Bernardino, San Jose State, and Cal State Stanislaus.

More information about the June 2006 Institute can be found below:

Content Contact:
Judy Botelho
(562) 951-4749
Technical Contact:

Last Updated: May 06, 2016