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What’s New ADP? August 2014 Edition

SAVE THE DATE

  • #ADPTDC15 will be held in New Orleans, La., June 4-6, 2015
  • Global Challenges Institute will be held at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, November 6-7, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Economic Inequality: A New ADP/TDC National Initiative 
ADP and TDC are pleased to join our lead institutions in announcing a call for participation in this new national initiative. We are seeking a small cohort of two- and four-year member institutions to join us in a three-year initiative to understand the impact of economic inequality on our democracy. Read more here.

REMINDERS

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BLOG

REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS: AASCU/The New York Times Education Toolkit 
The American Democracy Project’s (ADP) parent organization, The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), has partnered with The New York Times education division to create a toolkit that will demonstrate how instructors at AASCU institutions are using the Times in the classroom. The toolkit will serve the dual purpose of showcasing the good work our institutions do and acting as a guide for instructors curious about how to integrate the Times into their own teaching. Read more here. Submit your materials here.

National Study on Student Civic Skills and Identities Seeking ADP/TDC Campus Participation 
Do campus student organizations cultivate civic skills and identities? Join a national study to answer this question. This National Study is being organized by two ADP Campus Coordinators and political science faculty members — Elizabeth Bennion at Indiana University South Bend and Cherie Strachan at Central Michigan University. Read more here.

Journal of Public Deliberation | The State of the Field 
This special issue of the Journal of Public Deliberation consists of a collection essays by leading innovators and scholars who share a commitment to increased and improved participation by everyday Americans in public discourse, community problem solving, and social policy making.  The “field” of public deliberation has made impressive advances in the last 30 years in both theory and practice. Read more here.

What We’re Reading: Imagining America’s Public (Volume 2, Issue 1) 
Find a summary here.

Partners & Friends

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

September 17:  Constitution Day
September 28:  National Voter Registration Day
September 28-29: Minnesota ADP/TDC/CC Civic Summit (St. Cloud, Minn.)
October 10: NCoC’s National Conference (Washington, DC)
October 17 & 18: National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation National Meeting (Washington, DC)
November 4:  Election Day
November 6 & 7: Global Challenges Institute (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)

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