You have a unique and creative voice.
Making yourself heard involves:
- Finding that voice
- Working on skills that make conversations less scary and more productive, even when people disagree
- Having more opportunities to practice those skills in conversations about complex issues
Through the Academic Citizenship quality enhancement program, Bridgewater College is implementing new initiatives to increase and improve conversations about a wide variety of issues and in a wide variety of environments, both academic and social. The Academic Citizenship QEP is built on the concept of engaging students in their education and encouraging the development of their own voice. The BC Voice.
Developing the BC Voice will involve thinking critically, examining sources, looking at issues from different perspectives and ultimately making well-informed, thoughtful contributions to the community and to society as a whole.
The Big Question
The Big Question is a thought-provoking theme that will provide opportunities for discussions throughout the year, in everything from Welcome Week and residence life programs to courses and convocations. The Big Question for the 2012–2013 academic year is "What is fair?"
As students become more active and begin to understand the importance of finding their own voice and participating in campus-wide dialogue, the hope is that the academic culture will be transformed, and students create ideas and engage in civil discourse to address complex issues, both societal and personal.
Find your Voice. Make it Heard!