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“Citizenship and Social Change: Theory and Practice,” required course and other service requirements

Tusculum College has a campus-wide service day that is integrated into the required first-semester freshman seminar, “”Our Lives In Community””, as well as other courses taught at the beginning of each fall. This is followed by a sophomore-level course, “”Citizenship and Social Change: Theory and Practice,”” required of all students and involving a group service project of around 15 hours. This is then followed by students’ choice of one of 3 service-learning courses: an intensive immersion course, a semester-long service-learning course, or a “”Civic Arts Project”” that requires the student to design and implement a service project in collaboration with…

Tusculum College’sTurnaround

Tusculum College was plagued by declining student enrollment, poor campus morale, low academic standards, and a dwindling endowment. In 1989 it’s new president united the faculty, staff, trustees, and students in a process to renew the academic and financial vitality of the college by focusing on civic engagement as the foundation of a liberal arts education. Students fulfill the Core Commons Curriculum, which provides a foundation in the liberal arts and many opportunities for community dialogue and ways to explore the meaning of effective citizenship. The school’s calendar is set up so that students take courses in “”blocks””, where students…