2012 ENGAGED SCHOLARS QUILT PROJECT

IC-bG has been invited to contribute to this project – are any of you interested in designing a quilt square that represents the Innovative Course-building Group?

The Georgia College American Democracy Project invites faculty members to contribute to a multi-dimensional art project that will represent engaged scholarship. By engagement we mean the ways students apply their learning beyond the classroom in community-based settings. “Engagement is an umbrella that covers every good practice in teaching, research, and service” (Burns 2011) Engaged scholarship provides for mutual benefits and reciprocal relationships between the academic and community partners. The project’s goal is to create several versions of a large quilt – fabric, digital, and painting or mural – that will convey community-oriented scholarship. The quilt will be used for a presentation at the 10th Annual American Democracy Project Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, June 7-9, 2012 and subsequently be displayed in Georgia College settings.

The digital version of the quilt will include “hover text” and hyperlinks to web sites that support the many GC engagement initiatives. Each square will be 8X8 inches. Should you desire to participate, please read the attached document.

QuiltProject.pdf

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About Dr. J. Metzker

I believe in the power of a liberal education to transform individuals and society. I am currently the Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. Formerly, I led a community engagement initiative and held a full professorship in chemistry at a public liberal arts university. I am a proud product of The Evergreen State College.
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