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Announcing the Civic Agency Institute, Nov. 11-12, 2010


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We are pleased to announce the Civic Agency Institute in Washington, DC, November 11-12, 2010. The Institute will be co-hosted by Harry Boyte and Dennis Donovan of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship. We will begin the official program on Thursday, November 11th. We will end the program at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 12th. This means you should be able to fly out as early as 4:00 PM on Friday without missing any programming. The Civic Agency Initiative seeks to further develop and operationalize the concept of civic agency. The goal of this initiative is to produce a series of national models for developing civic agency among undergraduates and to disseminate those models broadly throughout American higher education. For more information about the Civic Agency Initiative, please visit our website or wiki.

To register for the Institute and reserve your hotel room for this excitinginstitute, please contact Cecilia M. Orphan.

Hotel Information


Hotel Information:  Please read carefully


AASCU has negotiated a rate of $169 at the Marriott Residence Inn, located at 1199 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005. This hotel is a short distance (0.6 mile) from the AASCU offices. You will be able to walk to AASCU’s 1307 New York Avenue location. The hotel cut-off date to receive this conference rate is Wednesday, October 13th. Breakfast at the hotel is included in the $169 rate.

AASCU operates tax-free in Washington, DC and as a courtesy to our members, we will be making all hotel reservations and hotel rooms will be tax-free as well. In order to receive the tax free benefit, AASCU will pay for your hotel room in advance and then invoice you for your stay after the meeting.

You will need to provide a credit card for incidentals upon arrival to the hotel.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you must cancel your hotel room, please notify AASCU by Noon on the day of your scheduled arrival. If you do not notify us in time, you will be charged for a one-night stay. You will not receive the conference rate if you call the hotel directly to make your room reservation. You must make your reservations through AASCU by filling out the attached registration form or by calling Jill Gately, Meetings Manager, at 202-478-4668.

Program Highlights


  • Presentations by Civic Agency campus representatives about their work
  • An exploration of the importance of Public Work led by Harry Boyte
  • Community Organizing 101
  • Facilitated discussions by Harry Boyte and Dennis Donovan of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship
  • Information about how to join the national Civic Agency Initiative
  • Information about how to launch a Public Achievement project on your campus
  • An opportunity to develop a campus project plan

For questions about the program, please contact Cecilia Orphan ( or 202-478-7833.


For questions about the hotel, please contact Jill Gately ( or 202-478-4668.

See you in DC in November!

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