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Call for Participation in the Civic Health Index

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC). NCoC is looking to recruit AASCU campuses to participate in creating State Civic Health Indexes. An informational session will take place at the ADP National Meeting in Providence, RI, Saturday, June 19.

NCoC Partnership Opportunity America’s Civic Health Index is an annual report that measures the civic health of our nation, states, and communities while educating and motivating citizens, business and nonprofit leaders, and policymakers to strengthen it.

In 2009, NCoC produced state Civic Health Index reports in CA, FL, IL, MN, NH, and OH. As the Civic Health Index is increasingly a part of the dialogue around which policymakers, communities, and the media talk about civic life, expansion opportunities exist to help local communities assess their civic vitality and compare their data to other communities across the nation. We are seeking AASCU institutions to serve as local partners to cooperatively produce and release Civic Health Index reports in all 50 states by 2012.

Role for AASCU institutions: The role for partners is simple: NCoC manages the survey, working group, research, analysis, design and publication, while the local partner helps write the report (giving a local context to the key findings), assists with a local release event (including being the exclusive local spokesperson), and secures funds for the customized Civic Health Index report.

Please contact Cecilia M. Orphan if you would like to participate in this new ADP/NCoC initiative (orphanc@aascu.org). To learn more, please plan to attend the breakfast informational session at the ADP National Meeting, Saturday, June 19, at 7:30 a.m.

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  1. kaylene Gebert #

    This is a good idea. Maybe we can go beyond those dismal reports that show x number of students do not know who fought in WWII or tha x% of Americans cannot locate the capital of their state. kag

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    May 13, 2010
  2. I completely agree, Kaylene, and am very pleased that you will be participating in this effort. – Cecilia

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    May 13, 2010

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