February 9, 2016

Mark Justad, Jennie Knight Lead PPS Workshop


Mark Justad and Jennie Knight led a Principled Problem Solving workshop at North Carolina Campus Compact’s 2016 Civic Engagement Institute on Tuesday.

Mark is director of Guilford’s Center for Principled Problem Solving; Jennie is the center’s director of engaged teaching.

Principled Problem Solving is an approach to values-based engagement developed at Guilford and both studied and applied as a key aspect of the College’s practical liberal arts curriculum. The workshop engaged participants in the history, content and application of the PPS model and its potential impact for driving engaged democratic thought and practice.

During another session of the Civic Engagement Institute, faculty member Hollyce “Sherry” Giles served on the panel “Engaging in Diverse Ways: Exploring ‘Visions of the Possible’ in Community Engagement.”

North Carolina Campus Compact builds the capacity of colleges and universities to produce civically engaged graduates and strengthen communities. N.C. Campus Compact’s annual Civic Engagement Institutes are each designed to thoroughly explore one civic engagement topic during a day-long gathering. This year’s institute, “Democratic Education: 100 Years beyond Dewey,” was held at High Point University.