Bard College: An Ecosystem of Engagement

Article by Jonathan Becker

This is an in-depth article, written by Jonathan Becker, about the nature of Bard’s civic engagement work.

Here is the abstract:

Despite its moderate size and rural location, Bard’s civic engagement efforts resonate locally, nationally, and internationally, and have significant public policy impacts. Bard has achieved success by making engagement central to its institutional mission, viewing liberal arts and sciences education as both a means and an end of civic engagement efforts and forging an “ecosystem of engagement” that encourages organizational engineers, links student-led and institutional initiatives, and unites a network of partners across the globe.