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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!

21st Century Citizens: Highlights from #ADPTDC13

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

Illinois State students recreate new  logo.

Illinois State students recreate new logo.

Five hundred and eighty-five faculty members, students, administrators and representatives from our national partner organizations gathered in Denver, Colorado for the third ADP/TDC Joint National Meeting (and ADP’s 11th annual meeting), June 6-8, 2013. The theme of the meeting was “21st Century Citizens: Building Bridges, Solving Problems.” Representatives from nearly 100 four-year colleges and universities and 40 community colleges attended the event. One hundred and forty-five students attended the conference (compared to 95 last year). This was by far our most successful ADP National Meeting to date.

Comments from National Meeting attendees:

  • “The ADP conference is, hands-down, my favorite conference of the year. It is a terrific place to share ideas in a friendly, collaborative setting.”
  • “The whole conference was beautifully run, every plenary was enlightening and engaging. The sessions brought to light many different ideas, issues, challenges and gave our institution a lot to consider as we move forward with ideas of civic engagement on our campus.”
  • “Honestly it felt like a constant barrage of empowerment and possibility…. Hearing the concepts which are driving this conference gave me, as a first time attendee, a hope which I have only felt on a few occasions.”
  • “This was a very stimulating conference, and the diversity in attendance brings many good ideas but also a tremendously varied menu of how to implement ideas and make things happen!”

We kicked off the national meeting with pre-conference meetings and workshops on Thursday, June 6. Metropolitan State University of Denver, an ADP campus, hosted our first ever campus site-visit for conference attendees. Meeting participants were also able to attend workshops hosted by ADP’s Civic Health, eCitizenship, Stewardship of Public Lands and Global Engagement initiatives and it’s Political Engagement Project. Other meetings and workshops were hosted by  The Democracy Commitment, the Kettering FoundationCitizen Alum, the eJournal of Public Affairs, Public Achievement, Community Learning Partnership, Street Law, AAC&U’s Bridging Cultures grant program, AASCU faculty participating in our Urban Civic Minor grant project and AASCU’s Grants Resource Center.

Thursday afternoon’s opening plenary included welcome remarks from George Mehaffy and TDC’s Bernie

Opening performance by an MSU Denver student group.

Opening performance by Metro State’s Chicano Studies performance group Journey Through Our Heritage

Ronan. Steven Jordan, president of Metropolitan State University of Denver, welcomed the large group to his city, followed by Melia Tagovailova – a recent Metro State graduate – who sang a beautiful and stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Metro State’s Chicano Studies performance group Journey Through Our Heritage burst on to the stage to share with us a story of protest and personal reflection. We then heard keynote speaker Denise Fairchild – President & CEO, Emerald Cities Collaborative – talk to us about “getting on the bus” of social change (Listen to her plenary talk.) She discussed the importance of civic engagement in the sustainability movement, and how informed and engaged Millennials will be the movers of shakers we need to create lasting change; all we have to do is give them the tools, skills, and the information.

We began the day Friday with a series of early, but energizing breakfast sessions. Participants heard from national ADP/TDC partner organizations including: Community Learning Partnership, GiveGab, Echoing Green, Street Law, the eJournal of Public Affairs, NCoC, the National Issues Forums Institute, and The Foundation for Democracy in Africa.

CIRCLE's Peter Levine addressing ADP/TDC National Meeting attendees.

CIRCLE’s Peter Levine addressing ADP/TDC National Meeting attendees.

Peter Levine, the Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in Tufts University’s Jonathan Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and Director of CIRCLE, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, provided Friday’s plenary talk: A Defense of Higher Education and its Civic Mission (you can also listen to it here).

Following Peter’s talk, we announced the 2013 winners of the Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement (see blog post) and the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement (see blog post). Fresno State Provost William A. Covino was awarded AASCU’s 2013 William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement and Brandon Kliewer, Assistant Professor of Civic Engagement and ADP campus director at Florida Gulf Coast University, received the Saltmarsh Award.

After the morning plenary session, we broke into a series of featured and concurrent sessions. Friday’s Featured Sessions included panels on Purposeful Work: Educating for Citizen Careers, and Civic Pathways: Community College to University Transfer Programs; workshops about Preparing for the 2015 Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement and CIRCLE’s National Study of Student Learning, Voting & Engagement. There were also sessions about programs including The Human Library and ADP’s Global Challenges curriculum. Student presentations included one by SWER: Students Working for Equal Rights and another on multi-campus presentation on “Tweeting in Class!” Student Microblogging & Civic Practice. Three separate presentations constituted a featured session on Civic Learning in the Curriculum & Dialogue and Deliberation.

Throughout the day we successfully experimented with new session types including short Lightning Round presentations clustered by topic, a more dynamic poster session, and panels and workshops. This year’s Poster Session had 12 submissions. Posters were presented by students as well as faculty and staff. The posters highlighted results of various research projects on topics including hunger, voting, veterans on campus, gender identity, and global engagement.

Saturday brought a morning plenary session dedicated to the four student ADP/TDC video contest winners. In

Two students from both ADP and TDC speaking on civic engagement and its impact on their lives.

Two students from both ADP and TDC speaking on civic engagement and its impact on their lives.

a panel moderated by Monroe Community College’s Verdis Robinson, Instructor of History and African-American Studies, ADP students Bianca Brown of Western Kentucky University and Rachel Wintz of the University of Alaska Anchorage spoke of their civic engagement journeys alongside TDC’s Justin Machelski of Delta College (Mich.) and Quinta Tangoh of Ohio’s Cuyahoga Community College.

Afterwards, meeting attendees were treated to another vast array of panels, workshops and other sessions including our annual Campus and Friends Showcase – an opportunity for our campuses and partner organizations to share their work and network with one another. More than 18 campuses and partner organizations hosted showcase tables this year. Attendees were also able to participate in roundtable discussions about a variety of topics on Saturday afternoon.

At the end of the day on Saturday, meeting attendees reconvened for a closing plenary featuring David Scobey, Executive Dean, The New School for Public Engagement (N.Y.). Scobey spoke about Post-Traditional Undergraduates and the Copernican Moment: New Models of Engaged Learning for the New Majority Student (listen here).

Afterwards, we celebrated the end of the conference with a closing reception at The Tavern, complete with dancing, a photo booth and a rooftop view of Denver.

It was an absolute honor to be surrounded by so many people who are passionate about and engaged in the struggle to protect and improve our democracy. ADP continues to be one of the most successful and dynamic civic engagement projects in the country thanks in large part to the tireless dedication of the dynamic individuals gathered in Denver.

We hope to see you in Louisville, Kentucky, June 5-7, 2014, for the next ADP/TDC National Meeting where we will continue our important work of preparing informed, engaged citizens for our democracy.

PowerPoints and other handouts from the meeting are available through the meeting’s mobile app for the next year.

Finally, to see more pictures from the meeting, visit the ADP Facebook Page. Please send any photos you took to adp@aascu.org so that we can upload them to Facebook!

#ADP 12: Campus & Friends Showcase and Poster Session

ADP & TDC

Campus and Friends Showcase
& Poster Session

June 9, 2012 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Salon I 

ADP and TDC campuses, partners and friends will display, share and celebrate their work and help others learn how to promote civic engagement on their campuses during our annual Campus & Friends Showcase. The Showcase will occur over lunch on Saturday, June 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Salon I at the ADP/TDC 2012 National Meeting.

The Showcase is designed as an exhibit hall with tables available for presenters. People love to see what other ADP/TDC campuses have done; the Showcase also serves as an important networking opportunity for project participants to connect with national leaders in the civic engagement movement.

This year’s Showcase will also include a Poster Session featuring the research and civic engagement efforts of individuals and organizations. We’ll see you in San Antonio!

A full listing of the Campus and Friends Showcase and Poster Presenters follows:

Showcase Tables

1.      Illinois State University
Exploring Illinois State University’s core commitments to civic engagement.
Steve Hunt, skhunt2@ilstu.edu
http://americandemocracy.illinoisstate.edu/ 

2.      Society for Values in Higher Education (SVHE)
SVHE will share literature about SVHE meetings, initiatives, publications, projects, etc.
Eric Bain-Selbo, bain-selbo@svhe.org

3.      Keene State College (N.H.)
Integrating curricular and co-curricular initiatives via ADP.
Kimberly Gagne, Program Coordinator, kgagne@keene.edu

4.      Kennesaw State University (Ga.)
Kennesaw State University will showcase its ADP events this year including Constitution Week, the Pathways to Peace lecture series, and Emmanuel Jal’s lecture/performance on youth engagement in global issues.
Carlton Usher, Associate Professor of Political Science, cusher@kennesaw.edu

5.      Center for Civic Leadership, Fort Hays State University (Kan.)
The American Democracy Project and Global Leadership Project based out of the Center for Civic Leadership at Fort Hays State University will showcase the events and activities hosted during the 2011-2012 school year that have educated students on a variety of domestic and global issues, engaged students to act upon these issues, and encouraged political activism and participation.
Kelly Nuckolls and Jen Verhagen, Student Coordinators, kmnuckolls@fhsu.edu
www.adpfhsu.org
| www.globalleadershipproject.net

6.      Metropolitan State University (Minn.)
Two faculty members and a member of our Center for Community Based Learning will be providing information and materials showcasing how students in writing and communication courses are helping to gather stories for MSU’s Citizen Alumni Project.
Danielle Hinrichs, Assistant Professor of Composition, Danielle.hinrichs@metrostate.edu
Andrew Carlson, Assistant Professor of Communication, andrew.carlson@metrostate.edu
Jodie Bantley, Community Service Learning Coordinator, jodi.bantley@metrostate.edu                                                                                                                        
7.      University of Central Oklahoma

Take a look at the multiple civic engagement projects found on the UCO campus.
Susan Scott, Professor, sscott@uco.edu

8.      U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC)
FMC will share information about its Congress to Campus Program, which brings Former Members of Congress to campuses across the country and around the world.
Elizabeth Ardagna, Member Services Manager, eardagna@usafmc.org
www.usafmc.org
 

9.      CIRCLE, part of the Tisch College of Citizenship & Public Service at Tufts University (Mass.)
CIRCLE: The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement is a national, non-partisan research center on young people’s civic education and engagement.
Abby Kiesa, Youth Coordinator & Researcher, abby.kiesa@tufts.edu
www.civicyouth.org

10.  eJournal of Public Affairs: A collaboration between Missouri State University and ADP
The eJournal of Public Affairs is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open-access journal that provides a substantive forum for scholarly publications related to civic engagement.
Andrew Lokie, Editor, AndrewLokie@MissouriState.edu
http://ejournal.missouristate.edu/

11.  Weber State University’s ADP (Utah)
Deliberative Democracy Day – 200 students discussing a controversial issue on campus
Leah Murray, Community Involvement Center Faculty in Residence, lmurray@weber.edu
http://www.weber.edu/leadership/adp.html

12.  American Bar Association, Division for Public Education

The ABA Division for Public Education promotes public understanding of law and its role in society. It leads law-related and civic education efforts through its curriculum support resources, Law Day and Constitution Day resources, national Law-Related Education conference, and professional development activities.
Leslie Warren, Assistant Director, leslie.warren@americanbar.org
www.americanbar.org/publiced

13.  Campus Vote Project
Campus Vote Project is a campaign of the nonpartisan, nonprofit Fair Elections Legal Network to provide colleges with the tools they need to implement specific reforms on campus that will break down barriers to voting for students.
Dan Vicuña, Campus Vote Project Coordinator, dvicuna@campusvoteproject.org
www.campusvoteproject.org

14.  Epsilen
Epsilen is an online collaborative platform that is used by TDC members to share best practices, develop forums, and to distribute and co-create resources and course materials
Mekelle Douglas, Senior Business Development Director, mdouglas@epsilen.com
www.epsilen.com

15.  American Red Cross, San Antonio Area Chapter
Our materials will highlight free online tools and resources from our Exploring Humanitarian Law program that help today’s students build competencies essential to navigating increasingly complex global realities.
Angelita De Luna, Exploring Humanitarian Law Coordinator, Angelita.DeLuna@redcross.org
www.redcross.org/ehl

 

Poster Descriptions

1.      Towards Democracy? Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (1960-2011)
By Elizabeth Hauck, Student, Santa Fe College (Fla.)

2.      Youth Vote Overseas: Building a Network of Young Voters Abroad in 2012 and
Introducing U.S. Vote Foundation: The First Online Absentee Ballot System for Every State

By Susan Dzieduszcka-Suinat, President and CEO, Overseas Vote Foundation

3.      Controversial Issues in Discussion-Based Opportunities to Develop Youth Civic Engagement
By Alex Lin, Doctoral Student, University of California, Irvine

4.      Public Achievement in Urban & Suburban Schools with Leadership Focus From Student Proposed Issue and Action Using Empowerment and Civic Responsibility
By Becky Hamlin, Undergraduate Student Teacher in Special Education and  Robert Logan, Graduate Student Teacher in Special Education, Augsburg College (Minn.)

5.      Student Involvement and the Fiscal Incentives that Deter It
By Jennifer Burger, Student, University of Michigan-Flint

6.      Engaging Students through On-Campus Candidate Forums
By Alyssa Martin, Student, Northwest Vista College (Texas); Evan Bohl, Student, Northwest Vista College (Texas)

7.      Infusing Civic Learning Across the Curriculum
By Alberto Olivas, Director, Center for Civic Participation, Maricopa Community Colleges

ETS Study Shows How Colleges Can Help Students Become Active Voters

This is a re-post of a blog story that originally appeared on the blog of the Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN). FELN’s nonpartisan Campus Vote Project (CVP) is a partner and friend of ADP. Take a look at this summary of the new ETS report Fault Lines in Our Democracy: Civic Knowledge, Voting Behavior, and Civic Engagement in the United States. Dan Vicuna, the author of this blog story and CVP’s Coordinator will be at the ADP National Meeting in San Antonio. If you’d like to meet with him to learn more about CVP and how to connect your campus work with CVP, you can email him at dvicuna@campusvoteproject.org. CVP will also have a table at the Campus and Friends Showcase on Saturday, June 9 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.

As you gear up to register students for the November 2012 elections, make sure to check out CVP’s Campus Vote Project toolkit and other resources!

– Jen Domagal-Goldman, ADP National Manager

ETS Study Shows How Colleges Can Help Students Become Active Voters

By: Dan Vicuna, Coordinator of FELN’s Campus Vote Project

An Educational Testing Service (ETS) study on education and civic engagement demonstrates the role that colleges and universities can play in helping students become active and informed voters. The study suggests that many students arrive at college with limited knowledge of civics. For example, ETS found that only about one-quarter of American students in 4th, 8th, and 12th grade achieved a “proficient” designation in civics, a level demonstrating solid academic performance. The study’s authors argue that voter turnout is likely to suffer as a result of this academic shortfall.

The study also examined the importance of establishing voting as a habit. ETS found that a young adult who voted in the 2004 election was 30 percent more likely to vote in the 2006 election than a young adult who did not vote in 2004. The authors concluded that voting in 2004 “played the most powerful role in voting in 2006.”

ETS argues that colleges and universities “can play a more active role in encouraging voting and civic participation at all levels by their students.” By helping students overcome the barriers to registration and voting that disproportionately affect them, colleges can set their students on a lifelong path of active civic engagement.

Colleges can implement reforms detailed in the Campus Vote Project toolkit to ensure that students have access to registration and voting information. For example, schools can increase understanding of the issues at stake by organizing election awareness campaigns. Administrators can also support student-run voter registration blitzes and organize student poll worker programs to encourage active participation in the 2012 elections.

For more information on the ways that FELN’s Campus Vote Project can work with your school to increase student participation in this year’s elections, contact Dan Vicuna at (202) 331-0114 or info@campusvoteproject.org.

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Re-posted from FELN’s blog; see the original post here.


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