Abe Goldberg - James Madison University
Azuri Gonzalez - The University of Texas at El Paso
Andrew Seligsohn - Campus Compact
The chapter authors in William Flores’ and Katrina Rogers’ recent book, Democracy, Civic Engagement, and Citizenship in Higher Education: Reclaiming our Civic Purpose, respond to the deep challenges facing American democracy by describing and proposing efforts to make colleges and universities agents of democratic renewal. This plenary session is a conversation among four of those authors representing diverse roles at diverse institutions. Our goal is to link the high ideals of a just and inclusive democracy with the practical work of changing our institutions for the better.