Posts Tagged 'Voting'

[ADP Event] TDC’s Engage the Election 2014 Webinar with Paul Loeb on 5.14.14

On Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST, The Democracy Commitment’s Engage the Election 2014 Webinar Series will continue with Paul Loeb, founder of the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) and author of the classic civic engagement books Soul of a Citizen, and The Impossible Will Take a Little While (Paul will have free copies of the new edition available at the ADP/TDC meeting).

CEEP is a national non-partisan voter-engagement project that helps America’s colleges and universities get their students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves on issues and candidates, navigate challenging voting laws, and turn out at the polls. They work through administrators, faculty and staff plus student leaders, helping them use their key positions to engage their campuses. CEEP reached 750 schools in 2012 and just finished a highly successful Virginia pilot for off-year elections, nearly doubling student turnout in key precincts at some of their participating schools.

Paul will talk about CEEP’s specific lessons for off-year elections where 80% of students stayed home in some of the most contested states in 2010. His webinar will include how to overcome student cynicism (see this article of his for InsideHigherEd), how to make elections salient on your campus even without a presidential race, how to give academic credit for nonpartisan engagement teams, and how to work with outside community groups, like Virginia Commonwealth’s partnership.

To join the webinar:

Enter the virtual room via this URL at 2 p.m. EST: https://aascu.adobeconnect.com/ete-ceep/

AND

Dial in to the audio conferencing at the following numbers, using Participant Code: 499385

US (Toll): 1-719-387-8317
US (Toll Free): 1-866-642-1665

 

CIRCLE’s National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement webinar today!

Friday, March 21, at 2 p.m. EST.

CIRCLE (the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement) recently received a grant to study college student voting rates.  260 universities and colleges have already signed up including 43 American Democracy Project member institutions.

The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) presents an unprecedented opportunity for your campus to learn in aggregate numbers:

  • How many of your students are eligible to register to vote
  • How many registered and/or voted, and where (locally or elsewhere)
  •  The way your students voted (regular or absentee ballot)

By participating in this study, your campus will also help build a national database for future research. CIRCLE will be working with de-identified student lists, so your students’ privacy rights are fully protected. This is not a survey!

If you are interested, you can also correlate voting with specific demographic information such as age, gender, race/ethnicity, field of study, and class level. CIRCLE has also been able to provide peer comparisons by Carnegie classification.

To join the study, you must sign up by April 10th 2014.

NSLVE is offering ADP campuses the chance to learn more about what you can do with this data and share what information you would like to know in the future. Take advantage of this opportunity and join this conversation by attending a free webinar TODAY, Friday, March 21 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

To join the webinar:

For additional specifics, go to the NSLVE page and/or contact Nancy Thomas, NSLVE director, for more information.


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