If you are planning on teaching English 24 with a social justice theme or approach in the Fall of 2020, we invite you to consider the possibility of having your Eng 24 certified as a KBCC Civic Engagement (CE) course.
Here’s why this might be a good idea:
- As you probably know, all KBCC students are required to complete a minimum of one CE experience. This requirement may be satisfied by taking a certified CE course. So by offering our students more CE certified versions of English 24, we help them fulfill their requirement more easily.
- English instructors who have taught CE certified versions of English 24 report that their students appear more engaged in the course material and find their socially justice themed research more meaningful and applicable to the world.
- Adding more CE English 24 courses to our curriculum solidifies and strengthens our composition program’s and the Department’s commitment to socially just forms of teaching.
In the past, getting Eng 24 certified for CE credit required a time consuming process, in which each instructor had to individually submit their own course information to be approved by the Curriculum Committee. Thanks to the hard work of Annie Del Principe and a team of English faculty, however, we have now secured pre-certification (like TSA Pre-check!) for English 24 CE courses,as long as our instructors are willing to meet a couple of simple requirements. These include: 1) clearly noting the Civic Engagement credit information on the course syllabus and 2) having students do a specific version of a “reflection” at the end of the term for the purposes of administrative data capture. We think these administrative requirements are easily integrated into the important work we already do in so many social justice versions of English 24.
For more information on English 24 for CE credit go here: Civic Engagement Info