This blog is a space to rekindle a conversation about the democratic purposes of higher education at IUPUI and beyond. The triple pandemic (i.e. Covid-19, the economic fallout, systemic racism and police brutality) has raised attention to longstanding biases and institutional inequities that beg us to ask hard questions of ourselves and who we are as a society, and as a public, urban, research university. This blog is not only a space to pose and reflect on these questions but to reckon and reimagine how we can respond to them in ways that honor our commitments to justice, equity and full participation.
Civic learning and democratic engagement provide a lens through which to (re)consider, higher education’s larger purposes and how we meet those purposes through how we learn, work and inquire together. We invite you to join the conversation.
This blog is hosted by the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning.