What’s New with ADP? October 2014 Edition
SAVE THE DATE
- #ADPTDC15 will be held in New Orleans, La., June 4-6, 2015
Addressing Campus Sexual Assault: AASCU’s Partnership with Culture of Respect
AASCU President Muriel Howard sent a message to AASCU Presidents describing a new AASCU partnership with an organization called Culture of Respect. This organization, which was founded by a group of concerned parents, is an independent, nonprofit organization. We believe this is an opportunity to effect change through a collaborative and transformative process, one that provides resources to all involved in campus sexual assault response and prevention. Read more here.
- ADP/TDC Webinar: Advancing Civic Learning in Online and Virtual Space, October 28, 2014
- Global Challenges Institute will be held at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, November 6-7, 2014
- Keep track of voter registration deadlines in your state
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BLOG
Civic Science and the Grand Challenges of the 21st Century
The “Civic Science” field emerges out of an initiative of the American Commonwealth Partnership, which in turn spun out of ADP’s Civic Agency initiative with Harry Boyte and the Center for Democratic Citizenship. Civic science, developed over a number of years, is a mode of inquiry and action which integrates scientific approaches and other ways of knowing with civic agency and democratic practices. It seeks to address “grand challenges” like climate, health, early childhood education, and sustainable agriculture while simultaneously deepening democracy. Read more here.
100 AASCU and NASPA Member Institutions Partner with TurboVote
In September, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education announced that 100 member institutions have adopted TurboVote, an innovative “one-stop-shop” voter engagement platform, thanks to a partnership between two higher education associations and the nonpartisan nonprofit technology organization, Democracy Works. Read more here.
Constitution Day 2014
Every year American Democracy Project campuses across the country celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. Constitution Day falls on September 17th each year, and this year we are celebrating the 227th anniversary of the document’s signing. Read more about campuses’ celebrations here.
ADP Schools Commemorate 9/11
ADP schools across the country are commemorating the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Read more here.
- Community Engagement at the University of Alaska Anchorage This campus spotlight feature’s the University of Alaska Anchorage’s CCEL or Center for Community Engagement & Learning. CCEL “serves as the intersection of student learning, faculty research and creative activity, and community engagement. Our mission is to connect academic programs with community needs to use scholarship and action for the mutual benefit of the University and the State, its communities, and its diverse people.” Read more here.
- Georgia College Teach-In: Events in Ferguson, Missouri A standing room only crowd of nearly 150 students, faculty, staff, and community citizens attended a teach-in at Georgia College that addressed the events in Ferguson, MO and the related issues of race, class, and inequity in American society. Read more here.
- UMBC’s New Kiva U. Chapter: Microlending for Social Impact Thanks to a grant from OneMain Financial, UMBC will join Loyola University in launching the first two formally designated Kiva University chapters in Maryland. Kiva U seeks to engage students and educators in a global effort to expand financial inclusion, foster community, and have a tangible positive impact on issues that matter to them. Read more here.
ADP in the News: Brush up on what’s been happening on ADP campuses.
What We’re Reading
- Civic Learning and Teaching, edited by Ashley Finley
- General Education and Democratic Engagement, Diversity and Democracy
- The Challenges of Rewarding New Forms of Scholarship: Creating Academic Cultures that Support Community Engaged Scholars, by Kate McLellen, John Saltmarsh and John Wooding
- Stewards of Place—two new AASCU publications
- “Students and the Political Process,” by Michelle R. Davis
Partners & Friends
- Professional Development Opportunity: 2015 Gateway Course; the deadline for proposals is December 12, 2014
- RFP: Critical Issues in Advancing Community-Engaged Scholarship Grants; the deadline for proposals is November 20, 2014.
- Partner Spotlight: Roosevelt Institute Campus Network’s Rethinking Communities Project
- NCID’s Respect or Reject Campaign
- CIRCLE’s New, Interactive State-by-State Map
DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
November 4: Election Day
November 6 & 7: Global Challenges Institute (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)