CCMA to Launch Global Citizenship Initiative
Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic is pleased to announce the launch of its Global Citizenship Initiative! CCMA will investigate how this network of colleges and universities in Delaware, Maryland, and Washington D.C. can create a culture of global citizenship, engagement, and understanding in our region and beyond. CCMA believes that global citizenship is a universal value that connects citizens and communities across both global and domestic boundaries – an idea CCMA feels is woven throughout its commitment to the public purposes of higher education and the value of civic and community engagement.
Several exciting changes are involved in this new initiative. Anthony Wagner, Program Officer for the Global Citizenship Initiative and Special Projects, joins the CCMA team. He will be instrumental in convening the Global Citizenship Initiative (GCI) Taskforce, which will bring together administrators, faculty, staff, and students from across our member institutions and individuals from international education, government, non-profit, and corporate sectors to begin meeting in the fall 2021 semester. One objective of the taskforce will be to identify and adopt individual and systemic Global Citizenship competencies for CCMA, our partnerships, and programs. For a full description of the taskforce proposal and timeline, see the Global Citizenship Initiative page.
CCMA has also created an opportunity for global citizenship in the network to be recognized, adding The Global Citizenship Award to the CCMA award program. This award recognizes outstanding contributions in shifting campus and community culture to develop global citizens and mutual understanding at the local, regional, or international scale. Applicants or nominees will be awarded for actively advancing or engaging with the concept of global citizenship in a way that promotes and upholds justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. More information about that award is on the CCMA Awards page.