Posts Tagged 'eCitizenship'

Introducing TurboVote: Latest eCitizenship Webinar is this Thursday


Please join us for our fourth eCitizenship webinar! We will host our latest eCitizenship event this Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 1:30 EST. The webinar will introduce TurboVote, a platform for voter registration and engagement, and its new partnership with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). 

The webinar will feature presentations and testimonies from Renee Bricker, ADP campus director and national eCitizenship co-chair, University of North Georgia; Marissa Corrente, assistant director of community engagement, Rollins College (Fla.); Matt Cordeiro, partnerships associate, TurboVote; Sam Novey, director of partnerships, TurboVote; and Adrienne Lever, senior director for partnerships strategy, TurboVote.

In order to join, you’ll need to connect via the URL below to see the presentation and call-in via phone for the audio portion of the webinar. Please log in to the URL as a guest, and enter your name and institution or organization.

Audio Conference Details: 1-719-387-8317 OR 1-866-642-1665 (Participant code: 499385)

If you can’t make it, but wish to access a recording of the webinar, one will be available the following week.

eCitizenship Webinar Series | Upcoming Webinars and Recordings Now Available


2013-2014 Webinar Series:

  • What is eCitizenship? (September 26, 2013) | Recording | PDF
    Presented by the eCitizenship leadership team, this webinar introduces ADP’s eCitizenship initiative. It includes a brief summary and history of the initiative; information on eCitizenship partner organizations, including TurboVote and GiveGab, which campuses can utilize to increase engagement on their campuses; and a summary of research that has been done on technology and democracy among college students.
  • Where Do Students Get Their News and Why Does It Matter? (October 24, 2013) | Recording |  PDF
    Presented by Chapman Rackaway, a political science professor at Fort Hays State University (Kan.), this webinar summarizes research on the ways college students access information and how that impacts their engagement. It also provides insight on ways to use this information in classes and university programs that seek to help students think critically about the information they access online. This webinar also introduces participants to eCitizenship’s Informed Citizen Project.
  • “Shared Values and Collective Impact (December 5, 2013) | Recording | PDF
    Presented by Jeff Cohen, Director, FSG, this webinar focuses on increasing the impact of engagement among college students.


  • Project Management for Student Leadership (January 23, 2014 | 1:30 p.m. Eastern)
    This webinar will focus on strategies for training students to lead community engaged projects.

  • Sustaining Student Leadership on Civic Engagement Projects (February 20, 2014 | 1:30 p.m. Eastern)
    This is the fifth and final of a series of five webinars related to the eCitizenship initiative. This webinar will focus on ways to deal with the high rates of student turnover that sometimes doom large civic engagement projects. Specifically, the presenters will discuss strategies for sustaining student leadership after previous leaders move on to graduation or other activities.

Two Upcoming Events: eCitizenship Webinar #3 and NERCHE’s December 18 Virtual Think Tank

 Make sure that you are signed up for these two awesome and upcoming opportunities:


eCitizenship Webinar #3: Shared Values and Collective Impact
Tonyehn N. Verkitus,
December 5, 2013 1:30-2:30 PM (Eastern)

The third of five eCitizenship webinars, entitled, “Shared Values and Collective Impact” will be presented by Tonyehn N. Verkitus of and will be focused on increasing the impact of engagement among college students.

TO JOIN THIS EVENT, on Thursday, December 5th at 1:30 p.m. EDT, visit: to view the webinar AND then via phone (US Toll Free: 1-866-642-1665, enter participant code 499385) to access the audio for the meeting.

Also, be sure to mark your calendars for the remaining two webinars:

  • January 23, 2014 @ 1:30pm EDT
    “Project Management for Student Leadership”
  • February 20, 2014 @ 1:30pm EDT
    “Sustaining Student Leadership on Civic Engagement Projects”


NERCHE Virtual Think Tank
Academic Personnel Review and Engagement
Michael Bernstein, Provost, Tulane University
December 18, 2013 | 12:00-1:30 PM (Eastern)

About the Session
In recent years, much has been written and discussed about the need for U. S. colleges and universities to aggressively and creatively engage society’s most pressing challenges-from questions of technology and globalization to the cultures of capitalism and personal identity to the long-term implications of climate change and environmental degradation. Thus, increasing numbers of colleges and universities have undertaken innovative efforts to reinvigorate civic engagement or a “covenant” with society that commits faculty, students, and administrators to apply their skills, resources, and talents to address important issues affecting local communities, the nation, and the world. This webinar considers how colleges and universities can integrate faculty engagement in academic-review processes and emphasizes the importance of expanding institutions’ understanding of the traditional review categories of research, teaching, and service to reflect achievements and successes in the area of public engagement.

About the Presenter
Professor Michael Bernstein was appointed the 11th Provost of Tulane University in July of 2007. He came to Tulane from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), where he served as  the Dean of Arts and Humanities and as a Professor of History. In the past several years, he has been a principal leader in the deployment of Tulane’s “Renewal Plan” – the blueprint for recovery that has both sustained and transformed the University in the wake of the tragic impacts of Hurricane Katrina.

Register for this Session

Text, Talk, Act to Improve Mental Health

Creating Community Solutions, part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health, is hosting a nationwide discussion on mental health using text messaging technology. “Text, Talk, Act to Improve Mental Health” will be held on December 5th – people from all over the country will join together in small groups for one-hour discussions on mental health. Participants will receive polling & discussion questions and process suggestions via text message.

Mental Health

The process is simple:
1. Receive reminders and materials before the event at the TextTalkAct webpage (this step is optional)
2. Bring some people together on December 5th
3. Form into groups of 4-5, with at least one cellphone per group
4. Text “start” to 89800

Participants can host their one-hour discussion at any time on December 5th. This event was created as an easy way for people to organize discussions on mental health, and the text messaging technology is being utilized to encourage young people to join, using technology that is ubiquitous in their lives.

Results from the live polling questions will be tabulated almost instantly, so that people will be able to see how participants across the country responded. The discussion questions will provide a safe space for candid dialogue on mental health, one of the most critical and misunderstood public issues we face. The process will also provide an opportunity for participants to discuss actions they can take to strengthen mental health on their campuses and in their communities.

This December 5th, join Creating Community Solutions in a nationwide discussion on mental health….via your cell phone. All over the country, on the same day, people will get together in small groups for one-hour discussions on mental health.

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