Mandatory civic engagement courses and hours
Inclusion of mandatory civic engagement courses in the curriculum as part of the General Education courses to enhance student’s knowledge about engagement. Within the frame of these courses, students have to undertake some volunteering work, join clubs or organize special activities for other students. After completing the course, students choose if they want to continue to perform these engagementrelated activities. The course would be mandatory but with more flexible conditions than other courses in terms of exams and deadlines.
Potential challenges and suggested solutions
Students may join a club they do not like, and have a wrong perception about student engagement. To avoid such a consequence, students should have a wide array of options from which they can choose. In parallel, campaigns to raise awareness about the benefits of volunteering can encourage students to be more committed to the program.