When the North Carolina onAir Council is established, Council members and North Carolina onAir’s Executive Director will work with political science professors and other faculty at the University of North Carolina to start North Carolina’s first onAir chapter. This chapter will be partially modeled on the Democracy Squad chapter at George Mason University.
Through its chapters, North Carolina onAir will support the nationwide effort by colleges and universities across the country to make democracy and civic responsibility a central aspect of higher learning.
The University of North Carolina’s onAir chapter will initially focus on training interested undergrad and graduate students on how to curate North Carolina onAir content especially submitting Top News articles, events, videos, and information and moderating forums in each post they curate.
Student curators will also work with state senate and house committee chairs to produce aircasts on issues being discussed and bills being proposed in their committees.
During election season, students with other other organizations like the League of Women Voters, will coordinate and produce aircasted debates with candidates.
The University of North Carolina onAir chapter will also help to establish other onAir chapters at public and private universities and colleges throughout the state.
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Civic Engagement Programs
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Source: Department website