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OUR MISSION: To contribute to EKU's Quality Enhancement Plan by helping students become politically informed, critical, and creative thinkers who communicate effectively about issues of civic and political importance.
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OUR GOAL: To achieve our mission through a semester-long model citizens' asseWaving flagmbly in which students become more civically engaged citizens while earning three hours of general education, major, or elective credit in POL 301.

OUR OBJECTIVES: to help CACTUS participants, in their dual role as students and citizens, to

  • explore all aspects of an issue of public policy;
  • evaluate various ways of addressing the issue;
  • expand their thinking to develop ideas for how to best address the problem;
  • express their positions, through debate and deliberation, on the basis of shared knowledge and a commitment to achieving consensus as to a solution.
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