Chancellor Cantor paved the way for Rutgers-Newark to offer advanced citizen leadership training through the Rutgers School of Public Affairs. It is currently being taught in 2 college courses under the supervision of Dean Charles Menifield. Power Civics provides students with the tools to become active and informed participants in government decision-making. The goals and objectives of a college Power Civics course are to:
A. Improve students’ collaborative problem solving skills; especially with respect to public issues.
B. Enable students to engage effectively with local government, and by doing so at this accessible level, learn the skills needed to effectively engage at the state and national level as well.
C. Expose students to an important body of current and historic literature about civic leadership and the efficiency of local action.