The Engaged Citizen Experience (ECE) is a part of the Drake Curriculum which aims to ensure students will learn to participate effectively in democratic processes through coursework and classroom and community activities. The Engaged Citizen Experience seeks to mobilize the entire campus community to discuss a critical theme or global issue. In order to create an integrated experience, the ECE is a blend of academic and co-curricular programming. New courses and existing courses are designed to engage students in the exploration of an annual theme. Co-curricular programs, presentations, and workshops involve the larger community in the discussion.
2019 Inaugural Global Citizen Forum
New this academic year, the ECE is partnering with Drake International, the Nelson Institute for Diplomacy & International Affairs, the Principal Center for Global Citizenship, the Office of Community Engaged Learning, The Harkin Institute, and Cowles Library to present a new signature event, the Global Citizen Forum. The Forum is scheduled for March 6-8, 2019, and will invite participants to explore the topic of migration through a series of events including documentary film, a student research symposium, a dynamic keynote speaker, and an experiential activism workshop in partnership with local community agencies.