What We’re Reading: Students and The Political Process
Students and the Political Process: How AASCU Institutions Facilitate Voter Engagement and Civic Participation
By Michelle R. Davis
“While colleges have long had a focus on service-learning and have established structures to foster those pursuits, more campuses are starting to emphasize the idea that being an engaged citizen means participating in the political process in an informed way. Voting, talking about the issues of the day from a local, national and international perspective, and researching those issues are all part of that process.”
The article includes references to CIRCLE, Towson University (Md.), Kutztown University (Pa.), the University of North Georgia, and the University of North Carolina Charlotte. It also discusses AASCU and ADP’s partnership with TurboVote, an online voter engagement platform.
And if you haven’t already, make sure your institution is signed up with TurboVote!