Posts Tagged 'ADP12'

eJournal of Public Affairs: Volume 1, Issue 2 is here!

The eJournal of Public Affairs is a Missouri State University publication in partnership with the American Democracy Project. We’re thrilled to share with you the second issue of Volume 1! Learn more about the eJournal in this February 2012 blog post.

Learn about submitting your own manuscript to this peer-reviewed publication here!

Volume 1, Issue 2 | September 2012

Confronting the Careless University

Byron White, Ed.D
Sep 28, 2012 • Volume 1, Issue 2

In a keynote address at the American Democracy Project conference in June of 2012, Byron P. White argued that despite good intentions, there are powerful forces within institutions that “challenge our best efforts at democratic engagement.” He described a series of disconnects between communities and institutions that must be overcome to fulfill the promise of a university that cares about the community in which it is embedded. Because of the importance and timeliness of the address, the editors chose to publish the speech almost as it was given without peer review.

Did I Teach Them That? The Implicit Power of Democratic Education

Paul N. Markham, Ph.D. and Eric Bain-Selbo, Ph.D.
Sep 28, 2012 • Volume 1, Issue 2

This article explores the implications of democratic education, not as isolated classroom exercises or even well-coordinated service projects, but as a general ethos that shapes institutions and subsequently becomes the greatest teacher of democratic values. In this article, the authors reflect on the general state of civic engagement in higher education, make a case for the importance of democratic civic learning, and finally issue a challenge to institutional leaders to think seriously about the environments in which students are educated.

The Painted King: Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawai’i

Darrell A. Hamlin, Ph.D.
Sep 28, 2012 • Volume 1, Issue 2

The conservator’s dilemma is the central drama of Glenn Wharton’s “The Painted King: Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawai’i.” Grounded in professional expertise, which presumes that a valued yet deteriorating object is possessed of an identifiable nature, conservators are guided by a core value to preserve objective essence through a restoration of the creator’s original expression. Success is achieved by employing the historian’s commitment to contextualized facts, a scientist’s technical skills of chemistry and engineering, and the subjective magic of the arts. students are educated.

“The eJournal of Public Affairs” Multimedia Program

Andrew P. Lokie, Jr and Dana Dominguez
Sep 28, 2012 • Volume 1, Issue 2

“In 1995, the Missouri State legislature authorized Missouri State University’s public affairs mission. Now, in collaboration with the American Democracy Project, we are inaugurating a renewed Journal of Public Affairs. To celebrate our transition online, we have renamed it The eJournal of Public Affairs.” This MSU promo was the result of an eJournal collaboration that included Marc Cooper, Kristie Reynolds, Rachelle Darabi, studio work at the FCTL, and talents from Dana Dominguez. This project represents the launching of multimedia formatted programs on the eJournal website.

ADP TDC 2012 Conference/Meeting Proceedings

Jennifer M. Domagal-Goldman, Ph.D.
Sep 28, 2012 • Volume 1, Issue 2

More than 500 faculty members, students, administrators, and representatives from our national partner organizations gathered in San Antonio, Texas for the second ADP/TDC National Meeting, June 7-9, 2012. The theme of the meeting was “Civic Engagement 2.0: Re-Imagining, Strengthening and Deepening Our Civic Work.” At this year’s meeting, attendees reported enjoying the dynamic energy created by the large number of students that attended the ADP conference. All told, 95 students attended the ADP National Meeting.

ADP TDC 2012 Abstracts

Marc Cooper and Andrew P. Lokie, Jr
Sep 28, 2012 • Volume 1, Issue 2

Scholars presented a wide array of projects at the June 2012 meeting of ADP. The editors have selected several abstracts (not peer reviewed) from ADP schools including Georgia Perimeter College, Tufts University (CIRCLE), Delta College, Illinois State University, and California State University, Chico to illustrate the wide variety of projects which were described and discussed at the meeting.

Campus Coordinators: The #ADP12 Afterglow

This blog post is the first in a series intended to spark conversations and collaboration between ADP Campus Coordinators. Thank you, Gregg, for launching this set of periodic posts. Are you a campus coordinator? Have ideas you want to share? Questions you want answered? Topics you want discussed? We invite guest blog posts and encourage discussion in the comments section!


Jen Domagal-Goldman, ADP National Manager


By Gregg Kaufman, ADP Campus Coordinator, Georgia College

July 4th fireworks at Siesta Key Beach near Sarasota, Fla.

The July 4thfireworks at Siesta Key Beach near Sarasota, Florida offer an interesting democratic metaphor. There are the “officially sanctioned” fireworks that are launched from the public beach, but the “citizen” pyrotechnic contributions illuminate the sky along the three-mile crescent beach that many rank the best in America. Consequently, families of many cultures and generations enjoy the holiday while their children and grandchildren wave glow sticks and sparklers. July 4th on Siesta Key is democracy unleashed.

An example of “citizen” pyrotechnics!

ADP Coordinators and colleagues are a month into the afterglow of ADP San Antonio and undoubtedly planning to launch the 2012-13 election-year programs. Much like the Siesta Key fireworks, a variety of initiatives are on the horizon. How will we engage campus communities in the 2012 election? How will we relate to the presidential debates? Will we dialogue with candidates and sponsor forums? Will young adults vote in greater numbers this year?

This occasional blog post series hopes to spark ADP coordinator conversation and sharing. Post observations, good ideas, questions, and let’s see what happens! Who knows, a virtual fireworks display might erupt!

Emily Janke and Paul Markham receive ADP’s 2012 John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement

By Jen Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project

In an effort to recognize, support, and encourage the next generation of leaders in the civic engagement movement, the American Democracy Project established an award for emerging leaders in civic engagement in 2011, the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement.  This annual award was named in John’s honor to recognize a lifetime passion of his, thinking about and preparing the next generation of civic leaders. To learn more about the Saltmarsh Award, visit this website.

2012 Saltmarsh Award Winners with Presenters

(from Left to Right) Jen Domagal-Goldman, Paul Markham, George Mehaffy, Emily Janke, and John Saltmarsh

George Mehaffy, reflecting on the choice of John Saltmarsh as the person for whom the award was named, commented: “John Saltmarsh was the obvious choice for who we would honor in creating this award. John is a great visionary and an inspiring leader. Even more importantly, he has never wavered from a commitment to nurturing the next generation of civic leaders. His consistent question echoes in my mind: ‘Who will do this work when we are gone?’”

John Saltmarsh is the Co-Director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston as well as a faculty member in the Higher Education Administration Doctoral Program in the Department of Leadership in Education in the College of Education and Human Development. He is the editor, with Matthew Hartley, of the edited volume, “To Serve a larger Purpose”: Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education (Temple, 2011). Royalties from “To Serve a larger Purpose” are being donated in full to fund this award.  I urge you to consider buying the book, not only for its content but also because your purchase of the book will help ensure the sustainability of the award.  You can order the book though Temple University Press website by clicking this weblink.  I also hope you will share this link with colleagues.

A special thank you to William Plater, the Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculties Emeritus at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, who generously supported the first two years of this award.

The 2012 Saltmarsh Award recipients are Emily Janke of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Paul Markham of Western Kentucky University.

John Saltmarsh presented Emily and Paul with their awards at the 2012 ADP/TDC national meeting in San Antonio on June 8. Here are his public comments:

Shortly after I heard form George that he wanted to create an emerging leader award, I found myself at the Highland Folkschool where I cam across a quote from Ella Baker – the civil rights leader, who, after the Greensboro sit-ins, wanted to assist the student activists because she viewed the young, emerging activists as a resource and an asset to the movement – which led to the founding of SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
The quote reads:
I believe in the right of people to expect those who are older, those who claim to have more experience, to help them grow.

For me, this is the essence of this Award.
All of us, in building this movement of public engagement in higher education, have an obligation to help, to mentor, to guide, to encourage, to validate, to push…those who are younger to be the future leaders of this movement.
I say this to all of us but I also say it to the recipients today.
With this award comes well-deserved recognition; and with it comes an obligation to bring along those who are younger, to build and sustain the movement.
It is my pleasure to make this year’s award to two outstanding emerging leaders in civic engagement: Dr. Paul Markam and Dr. Emily Janke.

Paul Markham

Paul Markam is Assistant Professor and Co-Director at the Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility at Western Kentucky University. In his nomination, Harry Boyte commented that “Paul demonstrates leadership in building the wider civic engagement movement, shows passion and great skill in advancing the civic learning of undergraduates, has remarkable capacities for collaborative leadership, and continuously mentors new leaders, and acts as an organizational catalyst to change higher education.”

Emily Janke

Emily Janke is Special Assistant for Community Engagement at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. From an undergraduate: “Emily has an enthusiastic attitude toward civic engagement that is contagious.” From a colleague: “She has a knack for collaboration and integration second to none, and a creative flair that makes working with her incredibly fun.” From her Chancellor: “Because of her commitment to excellence and her proven track record as a leader and strategic thinker, I am increasingly looking to Emily as a transformational change agent at UNCG.”
Congratulations to Paul and Emily!

Keene State’s Mel Netzhammer selected as recipient of 2012 William Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement

“Mel’s work on our campus over the last six years has transformed our curriculum and our culture. As a result of Mel’s efforts, Keene State College actively and passionately embraces our mission to prepare all members of our community to become informed and engaged citizens for our democracy.” – Helen Giles-Gee, President Keene State College

By Jen Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project

Mel Netzhammer, 2012 Plater Award winner

Mel Netzhammer, 2012 Plater Award winner

Each year we recognize a Chief Academic Officer (CAO) for his or her leadership in institutionalizing civic engagement on their campus. The William Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement is designed to recognize the critical role of the chief academic officer in advancing the civic mission of the campus through curricular reform, public advocacy, accountability for institutional citizenship, faculty development and recruitment, and partnerships with community organizations.

The award, funded through the generosity of AASCU member campus Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis, has been created to acknowledge the critical leadership role that chief academic officers play in serving as the vital link between the academic community (principally the faculty, staff and students) and the more externally oriented leadership of presidents, chancellors and trustees in helping make an institution intentional about its role in citizenship preparation. Through their leadership, chief academic officers align the work of faculty, the learning of students, and the achievements of staff with the public mission of AASCU institutions to prepare undergraduates as informed, engaged citizens. Chief academic officers make a critical difference in the articulation of purpose, in the alignment of actions, and in the quality, scope and effectiveness of institutional performance.

The Plater Award is the first national award established specifically to honor and recognize CAOs for their leadership in higher education.

This year we received many outstanding nominations for the Plater Award. I am pleased to announce that after much deliberation, the award committee selected Mel Netzhammer, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Keene State College, as the recipient of the 2012 William Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement. You can read the selection committee’s statement endorsing Mel as this year’s Plater Award recipient below.

As you will discover when you read more about Mel, he worked tirelessly for more than five years to commit Keene State College to fostering civic outcomes for students. Mel is a dear friend and colleague and I am delighted to see his diligence in preparing informed, engaged citizens recognized and honored by the Plater Award. Mel graciously donated his $1,000 prize money to the ADP fund at Keene State. He begins a new role as Chancellor of Washington State University, Vancouver — one of our newest ADP schools — in July.

Congratulations, Mel! You have certainly earned your place in this esteemed circle of champions of civic learning and engagement.

Plater Award recipients past and present (with George Mehaffy)

Plater Award recipients Larry Gould (’08) of Fort Hays State, Mel Netzhammer (’12) of Keene State, Vince Magnuson (’11) of University of Minnesota Duluth and AASCU’s George Mehaffy (from left to right)

For more information about the Plater Award, including its criteria and past recipients, please visit this website.

Watch a YouTube video of Mel receiving the Plater Award:


The award committee’s statement endorsing Mel Netzhammer as the 2012 Plater Award recipient

The Review Committee unanimously and enthusiastically recommends that Dr. Mel Netzhammer of Keene State College receive the 2012 William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement.

Dr. Netzhammer has a significant record of sustained leadership on campus, within the American Democracy Project, and within the broader regional community. In particular, the Review Committee notes the intentionality of Dr. Netzhammer’s infusion of civic engagement into the fabric of campus culture and the degree to which he has institutionalized civic engagement through personal leadership, commitment of resources, and the transformation of both curricular and co-curricular elements of the University’s educational program. In the area of curriculum, it is most noteworthy that the number of courses devoting explicit attention to the study and practice of political, civic, and humanitarian engagement has expanded significantly.

The range and depth of Dr. Netzhammer’s leadership is impressive. He has been both a leader and a supporter of the Red Balloon Project, eCitizenship, and of the Liberal Education and America’s Promise project. He is a significant contributor to the work of the National Implementation Committee of ADP. For Mel, civic engagement is not a project—it is an extension of his professional identity. His nomination file notes that his leadership style as a Provost encourages the engagement of all in the many tasks of educating students. He is an effective spokesperson for the University in the often turbulent arena of legislative support for higher education.

It is our judgment that this award reflects the best traditions of civic engagement established by William Plater. Dr. Mel Netzhammer leads by example. He has engaged his campus broadly in a shared commitment to civic engagement. He is a respected voice and exemplar of leadership in civic engagement on campus and in the national arena.

New Guidebook App for ADP 2012 National Meeting (#ADP12)

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American Democracy Project & The Democracy Commitment Joint National Meeting
San Antonio, Texas – June 7-9, 2012


Quick Response (QR) Code for the ADP/TDC National Meeting

Do you have a smart phone? Download a barcode scanning application (usually available for free on all smart phones) and use your smart phone’s camera to scan this barcode. This will allow you to view the Guidebook App (a program app for your mobile phone) for the ADP/TDC National Meeting on your phone. What is a QR Code? A QR code (short for Quick Response) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. Pretty cool, huh?

NEW THIS YEAR!  Guidebook: Mobile Conference Application!

2012 ADP & TDC National Meeting now has a program guide on Guidebook! Improve your experience by taking the schedule, maps, Twitter and more with you on your phone or mobile device. Available for iOS, Android, Blackberry and web-enabled devices, completely free. Get it for your device now.

We have created a very user-friendly Guidebook mobile application for the conference.  This application will allow you to

  • easily view your schedule and build your own to-do list;
  • view featured and plenary speaker bios and photos;
  • see a current registration list;
  • view the #ADP12 meeting tweets;
  • upload photos;
  • and have easy access to other meeting-related web links.

To download the guidebook application go here  Please download the application to your smart phone before the conference and play with the features.  You can also easily build your own schedule.

1. Download Guidebook
2. Tap “download guides”
3. Search for ‘2012 ADP & TDC National Meeting

For additional information about social media at the ADP 2012 National Meeting, see this blog post and this Social Media Flyer.


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