Gurgaon, January 11, 2013: A full day workshop on “Academic Civic Engagement” was held at the Seminar Hall of Apeejay Stya University. The Resource person at the Workshop was Dr. Sanjay Mehta, Assistant Professor of Marketing from Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA.
Dr. Mehta started the workshop by explaining the concept of Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) – its history, institutional commitment, theoretical reasons for using ACE pedagogy, advantages and disadvantages of using the same and also the issues to consider when teaching this concept. He also shared his personal experience and also related how he is teaching Marketing Management using the ACE pedagogy.
Finally, Dr. Mehta split the faculties into various groups consisting of the same discipline and a practical exposure was given to the faculties and made them think about teaching their own ACE pedagogy course. The workshop was attended by 30 faculties.
Inspired by this Workshop, ASU is already thinking on the lines of planning and designing a course in Academic Civic Engagement.