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GOAL I
INTRODUCTION

EQUIPPING AND EMPOWERING ALL HIGHER ED SECTORS

Engage NJ will build a higher education civic engagement culture by comprehensively equipping and empowering all sectors.

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Among the coalition of Engage NJ campuses and partners, we have set a goal of committing to equip each public and private higher education institution with comprehensive resources and tools that collectively and over time will show a measurable spread of a culture of engagement. 

This is anchored in our longstanding tradition of local solution-building (those closest to the problem are closest to the solution) and on convening and sharing toward a transformative benefit. Engage NJ, is filling a long-established niche of convening across higher education sectors and roles so as to collectively embrace tested programs and ideas in the interest of replication and scale. 
 

INTRODUCTION

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FIVE DISTINCT STEERING GROUPS

Beginning in the academic year 2023, we will collectively and inclusively design the various areas of this goal’s portfolio by first establishing several volunteer steering groups, assigned based on strict adherence to mutual benefit rather than redundancy or overload as follows. 

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Presidential commitment to a culture of engagement

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Professional development series for civic engagement staff

III

Faculty symposium on community-engaged learning and scholarship 

IV

Awards to promote a culture of engagement 

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Seed grants to promote a culture of engagement