What’s New with ADP? April 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BLOG

Earlybird Registration for #ADPTDC14 National Meeting in Louisville (June 5-7, 2014) Closes April 30, 2014

On April 30, 2014 Earlybird Registration Rates for this year’s national meeting, held June 5-7 in Louisville, KY, will expire, so if you haven’t already, you should get registered by clicking here. You can read more about what this year’s national meeting has to offer, including our inaugural Day of Service, here, and you’ll find important information below about dates and registration fees and how to reserve a room at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.

Campus Spotlight: Georgia College’s Times Talk Program

In a guest post, the ADP Campus Coordinator from Georgia College, Gregg Kaufman, describes his campus’ Times Talk program, which has just entered its eighth year.  Kaufman discusses some of the valuable conversations that Times Talks have facilitated on Georgia College’s campus. 

AASCU and NASPA Partner with TurboVote to Expand On-Campus Voter Outreach

Two of the nation’s leading higher education associations—the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)— announced a partnership with TurboVote. Through this partnership, TurboVote, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, will bring its innovative “one-stop-shop” voter engagement platform to students at college and university campuses across the country.

Higher Education and the 2014 Gubernatorial State of the State Addresses | An AASCU State Policy Update

Two members of AASCU’s government relations division share observations and analysis gleaned from 41 governors’ State of the State addresses.  Governors use these speeches as a vehicle to highlight their administration’s successes, outline state policy challenges and propose solutions to advance their vision for the state.  AASCU’s Tom Harnisch and Emily Parker analyze what states have in store for higher education. 

IMPORTANT DATES

April 14: Deadline to register for National Study on Learning Voting and Engagement

April 22: Earth Day

April 28: Deadline to register for ADP/TDC Campus and Friends Showcase

April 30: Deadline for earlybird registration for ADP/TDC National Meeting in Louisville, Ky.

May 14: ADP/TDC National Meeting Hotel Deadline

June 5-7: American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment National Meeting, Louisvill, Ky.

Campus Spotlight: Georgia College’s Times Talk Program

By Gregg Kaufman, ADP Campus Coordinator, Georgia College

The 8th year of the Georgia College Times Talk program is coming to an end this month. An unprecedented number of participants, over 1500 as of this writing, have gathered to address a variety of current and controversial topics. The Times Talk program has become a part of the university’s culture and is a dependable resource for quickly responding to campus as well as national and international issues. Student broadcast and print journalists trust the Wednesday Noon civil discourse as they cover the Wednesday sessions when reporting on specific stories.

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A small segment of the Social Media and Hate Times Talk participants on March 5.

A controversial and embarrassing incident occurred on campus this semester  due to the “community-based vent application” Yik Yak. The app is designed to communicate anonymous comments relative to a specific locale and in the unfortunate case of GC, several insensitive racial statements targeting young campus visitors. As news spread about these prejudiced comments, a grass-roots response from students, faculty, and staff mobilized to use the incident to candidly dialogue about what some are referring to as racial “microaggressions.” To paraphrase the organizers, “How can we gather concerned people together to talk about this? Let’s see if this week’s Times Talk could be used to begin a conversation.”

Indeed, Times Talk became the starting point for what has become an ongoing dialogue as over 175 students attended a March 5 session and another 90 shared their thoughts at the following week’s Healing a Wounded Community Times Talk. The GC 360 weekly campus television show covered several Times talks over the course of the academic year. You can view these segments in the March 11 and April 1 broadcasts.

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Co-moderator Emmanuel Little, Diversity Coordinator, standing and Dr. Andy Lewter, Dean of Students, not pictured, moderated the Times Talk.

Times Talk also hosted a debate on the Georgia Legislature’s HB60 bill that expands gun-carrying legislation after which Times Talk participants engaged in Q&A with the Rhetoric student debaters. Times Talk will be used as the first  hour of a Crimean Crisis: Democracy at Stake Teach-in on April 16.

While the weekly sessions provide a venue for discussing any number of current event issues, the Times Talk series also provides a dependable, “stewardship of place” resource that is responsive and adaptable to critical issues of interest to the campus community. Once more, it is important to note that the physical space for Times Talk is in a study area of the GC Library. No longer a bastion of quiet, the library becomes a public place for dialogue and pizza consumption!

 

 

Campus and Friends Showcase at the 2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting

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Are you an ADP campus coordinator?
Do you want to share your campus activities?
Are you an ADP partner organization?
Do you want to promote the work of your organization?

Consider hosting a table at the Campus & Friends Showcase at the 2014 American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment National Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.

CAMPUS & FRIENDS SHOWCASE

Thursday, June 5, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (preview 3 p.m-3:30 pm)

For the ninth year in a row, we will feature the ever-popular Campus & Friends Showcase—a wonderful opportunity to share and celebrate your work and help others learn how to promote civic learning and engagement on their own campuses.  There is no cost to participate.  Simply complete this registration form, available hereno later than Monday, April 28, 2014.

The Campus and Friends Showcase will take place on Thursday, June 5th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (preview 3 p.m-3:30 pm).  The Showcase is designed as an exhibit area with tables available for presenters. People love to see what other campuses are doing with ADP/TDC, and the Showcase also serves as an important networking opportunity for project participants to connect with national leaders in the civic engagement movement.

It is important to note that the Campus & Friends Showcase is different than the poster sessions, which were solicited during the Call for Proposals. The poster session is designed to be more research-oriented, and the Showcase is set up as an exhibit to provide opportunities for information, networking, and collaboration.

More information about the purpose and structure of the Showcase, registration, the materials you should provide, and set-up details can be found here. If you have any questions, please email Cait Reilly at reillyc@aascu.org.

If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to register for the 2014 American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment National Meeting, June 5-7, 2014. To register for the meeting visit our website. Note: Earlybird registration rates end on April 30!

[#ADPTDC14 Update] Earlybird Registration Rates End 4/30

It's Coming

Proposals have been reviewed and accepted.

Specific dates and times for sessions will be going out by the end of April.

Pre-con sessions have been finalized (more information coming soon).

Plenary speakers are soon to be announced.

And on April 30th, Earlybird Registration Rates for this year’s national meeting, held June 5-7 in Louisville, KY, will expire, so if you haven’t already, you should get registered by clicking here.

You can read more about what this year’s national meeting has to offer, including our inaugural Day of Service here, and you’ll find important information below about dates and registration fees and how to reserve a room at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.

Additional information can be found here.


Registration Fees:
Registration Fees include all program sessions and materials; reception on Thursday evening; breakfast on Friday; and lunch and a closing reception on Saturday.

Earlybird Fees (register by Wednesday April 30)
Individual Fee: $545
Team Member Registration Fee: $485
Student Registration Fee: $395 (only pertains to undergraduate students)
Non-Member Registration Fee: $625

Fees starting May 1
Individual Fee: $625
Team Member Registration Fee: $545
Student Registration Fee: $425 (only pertains to undergraduate students)
Non-Member Registration Fee: $725

How to Register
:

Please select among the three options below:


OPTION 1:
ADP Members - Click here to register online
NOTE: Please click this LOGIN HELP if you have trouble using the online registration form.

OPTION 2:
Register via the downloadable registration form, to be mailed or faxed in.
Download ADP Reg Form (pdf)

OPTION 3:
You may also contact Felicia Durham at (202) 478-4673 to register for this meeting.


Accommodations

Hotel

Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 West Jefferson
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Phone: 502-627-5045
Fax: 502-627-5044
Toll-free: 800-533-0127

Room Rate

  • The special conference rate is $169 for a single/double room plus 15.01% tax (current tax rate may change)
  • A triple occupancy room is $ 179.00 and a quad occupancy room is 189.00 plus 15.01% tax (current tax rate may change)
  • To obtain this rate, you must book your room by Wednesday May 14, 2014.
  • Please book in the room block to receive complimentary Wi-Fi in your guest room. AASCU will be providing Wi-Fi in the meeting space as well.

Hotel reservations can be made online

  • All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card or by American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
  • Any reservation canceled within (24) hours of the arrival date, will be charged for one (1) night’s room and tax.

Frontiers of Democracy conference 2014 – July 16-18 in Boston

Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, the Democracy Imperative, and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium present:

Frontiers of Democracy
July 16-18, 2014
Tufts University, Boston, MA

Register  |   Preliminary Agenda

Who’s on the bus, and where is it going? The state of the civic field
Civic work is proliferating: many different kinds of people, working in different contexts and issue areas, are expanding the ways in which citizens engage with government, community, and each other. It is increasingly clear that growing inequality, social and political fragmentation, and lack of democratic opportunities are undermining our efforts to address public priorities such as health, education, poverty, the environment, and government reform.

But attempts to label the responses – as “civic engagement,” “collaborative governance,” “deliberative democracy,” or “public work” – or to articulate them as one movement or policy agenda under a heading like “civic renewal” or “stronger democracy” – immediately spark debates about substance, strategy, and language.

Though it is clear we have many principles and practices in common, we differ on what we should call this work and where it is headed. In order for “overlapping civic coalitions”* to form, the potential  partners would have to work through goals, assumptions, and differences. Register now and join us July 16-18 for an invigorating, argumentative, civil discussion on the state and future of the civic field.

Visit the Frontiers of Democracy website for more information and a preliminary agenda.

* Peter Levine, We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For, chapter 7 (“Strategies”)

#ADPTDC14 Early Bird Registration Rates until April 30: Register Now!

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Our Early Bird Registration rates expire on April 30! Register now to take advantage of these lower rates!

The meeting begins on Thursday, June 5 with a series of meetings and workshops, a day of service, our campus and friends showcase, a late afternoon opening plenary and a reception; it concludes with a closing reception on Saturday evening, June 7.

You’ll find important information below about dates and registration fees, how to reserve a room at the Marriott Louisville Downtown, and how to submit a proposal. Additional information can be found here:  http://www.aascu.org/meetings/adptdc14/ 

Registration Fees:

Registration Fees include all program sessions and materials; reception on Thursday evening; breakfast on Friday; and lunch and a closing reception on Saturday.

Early Bird Fees (register by Wednesday, April 30)
Individual Fee: $545
Team Member Registration Fee: $485
Student Registration Fee: $395 (only pertains to undergraduate students)
Non-Member Registration Fee: $625

Fees starting May 1
Individual Fee: $625
Team Member Registration Fee: $545
Student Registration Fee: $425 (only pertains to undergraduate students)
Non-Member Registration Fee: $725

How to Register
:

Please select among the three options below:

OPTION 1:
Click here to register online
NOTE: Please click this LOGIN HELP if you have trouble using the online registration form.

OPTION 2:
Register via the Download ADP Reg Form (pdf) to be mailed or faxed in.

OPTION 3:
You may also contact Felicia Durham at (202) 478-4673 to register for this meeting.

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You can also book your hotel room!

Hotel
Louisville Marriott Downtown

280 West Jefferson
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Phone: 502-627-5045
Fax: 502-627-5044
Toll-free: 800-533-0127

Room Rate

  • The special conference rate is $169 for a single/double room plus 15.01% tax (current tax rate may change)
  • A triple occupancy room is $ 179.00 and a quad occupancy room is 189.00 plus 15.01% tax (current tax rate may change)
  • To obtain this rate, you must book your room by Wednesday May 14, 2014.
  • Please book in the room block to receive complimentary Wi-Fi in your guest room. AASCU will be providing Wi-Fi in the meeting space as well.

Hotel reservations can be made online

  • All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card or by American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
  • Any reservation canceled within (24) hours of the arrival date, will be charged for one (1) night’s room and tax.

REMINDER: Nominations for ADP’s Civic Engagement Awards Due April 11, 2014

Nominations for ADP’s two national civic engagement awards are due Friday, April 11, 2014.

Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement

Willam M. Plater

AASCU’s American Democracy Project seeks nomination for the William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement.  The Award is given each year to an AASCU chief academic officer in recognition of his or her leadership in advancing the civic mission of the campus. Funded through the generosity of Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis, the award acknowledges the critical leadership role that chief academic officers play in helping make an institution intentional about its public mission to prepare undergraduates as informed, engaged citizens.

The Plater Award, presented annually, includes an engraved commemorative and $1,000.  The Award recipient will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Democracy Project, June 5-7, 2014 in Louisville.  The Award can also be presented on the recipient’s campus.

Nomination and Selection Process: Chief academic officers may be nominated by anyone on the campus. The president or chancellor must endorse the nomination.
Nomination materials for the 2014 Plater Award must be submitted electronically by April 11, 2014.

 
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Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement

John Saltmarsh

AASCU’s American Democracy Project seeks nomination for the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement.  The Saltmarsh Award is presented annually to an emerging leader in the civic engagement field from an AASCU institution or ADP Partner organization. The Award recipient will receive an engraved commemorative and a check for $500. The Award recipient will be at the annual meeting of the American Democracy Project, June 6-8, 2013 in Louisville.

Support for the award comes from Bill Plater and the royalties from the 2011 book To Serve a larger Purpose”: Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education (Temple University Press) edited by John Saltmarsh and Matthew Hartley.

Nomination and Selection Process: Emerging Leaders may be nominated by anyone.
Nomination materials for the 2014 Saltmarsh Award must be submitted electronically by April 11, 2014. 


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