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Public Engagement Minor History
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In 1986, Maine College of Art was one of the first art schools in the country to launch a course that integrated art, real world problems, and community partners into its teaching curriculum. Now, 25 years later, we are still at it.

The Public Engagement Program at MECA has an extensive track record of solving problems and creating collaborative community partnerships. Under skilled and thoughtful leadership, the initiative has successfully implemented service-learning as a pedagogical tool. We utilize best practice partnership principles, reciprocity and guided project planning. Our faculty and staff are practitioners and leaders in the field, and have received numerous awards for their work. At MECA, we do Public Engagement well, take it seriously, and have an incredible lineage to boot.

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