Monday, June 6, 2016
Daniel Lewis, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, participated in The Educational Network For Active Civic Transformation (ENACT) Workshop as a faculty fellow. ENACT is a new national program to engage young people in state-level legislative change. As an ENACT faculty fellow, Lewis will teach students how to work with advocacy organizations, legislators and legislative staff members to advance policy.
"As an ENACT Faculty Fellow, I learned a great deal about engaging students in the legislative process," said Lewis. "With 14 other faculty fellows from across the country attending the workshop, I also learned a great deal about developing engaged learning and high impact courses in a variety of settings. We had a chance to meet with Massachusettsstate legislators, lobbyists, and students involved in Brandeis University's Advocacy for Policy Change course. We even had the opportunity to meet with legislators and staff on the floor of the Massachusetts State House of the Representatives and were formal recognized on the floor by the Speaker."
ENACT will continue to engage Lewis and his the other faculty fellows are they develop courses to build an academic collaborative network on the best practices of educating students.