Campus Compact: Educating Citizens ° Building Communities
“Campus Compact is a national coalition of almost 1,200 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.”
The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law
CDDRL “engages in research, training, and teaching, and organizes intellectual and policy dialogues aimed at increasing public understanding of economic and political development. It also sponsors the Program on Social Entrepreneurship.
Center for Research on Social Change
Researchers at The Center for Research on Social Change at the University of California at Berkeley combine “qualitative and quantitative social science research methods to undertake empirical investigations into critical social issues in the United States and abroad, with a particular focus on how immigration, globalization, economic restructuring, and development of new technologies are shaping and changing the structure and culture of various spheres within societies throughout the world.”
d.school: Institute of Design at Stanford
d.school is an interdisciplinary program that uses design thinking to affect social change.
The Haas Center for Public Service: Student Affairs
The Haas Center for Public Service hosts a wide variety of public service opportunities for students from the Public Service Scholars Program to Community-Based Research to undergraduate and postgraduate fellowships.
Scholar as Citizen
William Cronon, a history and environmental studies professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, writes this blog, which accompanies his website to reflect “on the public practice of history and the ways in which academic scholarship in his chosen fields of history, geography, and environmental studies can offer useful perspectives on contemporary political debates.”
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Stanford
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is an environmental think tank that “harnesses the expertise and imagination of leading academics and decision-makers to create practical solutions for people and the planet.”