We’re pleased to announce the speakers for our opening plenary session at the 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, La., on Thursday, June 4th:
Plan to join us for the 9 a.m. start to the conference for ADP, TDC and NASPA-focused organizing sessions and workshops.
The opening plenary session begins at 2 p.m. and is followed by a reception and a screening of the NEH-funded, PBS documentary “Freedom Summer” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Register now! The early-bird registration deadline is April 27, 2015. For more information about the CLDE15 meeting, go here. Also, book your hotel rooms at the New Orleans Marriott by May 13, 2015 to get the group discounted rate.
Opening Plenary Speakers | Thursday, June 4, 2015, 2 p.m.
Nancy Cantor is Chancellor of Rutgers University – Newark (N.J.). An internationally known social psychologist, she has a long and distinguished record as a leader in higher education. She is widely recognized for advocating for universities to be not traditional “ivory towers” removed from the problems of the world, but to be anchor institutions in their communities that collaborate with partners from all sectors to fulfill higher education’s promise as an engine of discovery, innovation, and social mobility, as well as a cultivator of democratic practice. Cantor is invited to lecture and write extensively on this theme, as well as on other crucial issues in higher education such as rewarding public scholarship, sustainability, liberal arts education, the status of women in the academy, and racial justice and diversity.
She previously was chancellor and president of Syracuse University; chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan, where she was closely involved in the university’s defense of affirmative action in the cases Grutter andGratz, decided by the Supreme Court in 2003. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Cantor is a board member of the American Institutes for Research, New York Academy of Sciences, University of California at Davis Board of Advisers, and Say Yes to Education Foundation.
She has been honored with numerous awards, including the Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award from the American Council on Education, the Woman of Achievement Award from the Anti-Defamation League, the Making a Difference for Women Award from the National Council for Research on Women, and the Frank W. Hale, Jr. Diversity Leadership Award from the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, and in 2008 received one of higher education’s highest honors, the Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award.
William “Bro” Adams is the 10th chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Adams, president of Colby College in Waterville, Maine from 2000 until his retirement on June 30, 2014, is a committed advocate for liberal arts education and brings to the Endowment a long record of leadership in higher education and the humanities.
A native of Birmingham, Michigan and son of an auto industry executive, Adams earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Colorado College and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz History of Consciousness Program. He studied in France as a Fulbright Scholar before beginning his career in higher education with appointments to teach political philosophy at Santa Clara University in California and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He went on to coordinate the Great Works in Western Culture program at Stanford University and to serve as vice president and Secretary of Wesleyan University. He became president of Bucknell University in 1995 and president of Colby College in 2000.
Adams’s formal education was interrupted by three years of service in the Army, including one year in Vietnam. It was partly that experience, he says, that motivated him to study and teach in the humanities. “It made me serious in a certain way,” he says. “And as a 20-year-old combat infantry advisor, I came face to face, acutely, with questions that writers, artists, philosophers, and musicians examine in their work — starting with, ‘What does it mean to be human?’”
Adams, nicknamed Bro by his father in honor of a friend who died in World War Two, is married to Lauren Sterling, philanthropy specialist at Educare Central Maine and has a daughter and a stepson.
Tags: #CLDE15, 2015 ADP National Meeting, ADP/TDC/NASPA Meeting, civic learning and democratic engagement, National Meeting
Tags: Funding Opportunity
New Funding Available from Bringing Theory to Practice
First Deadline: August 1, 2015
Founded in 2003, Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) encourages and supports colleges and universities in developing sustainable campus cultures that reaffirm higher education’s core purposes:
- Advancing higher learning and discovery
- Fostering the well-being of the whole student
- Serving as a public good to deepen and sustain a civic society
To date, over 460 grants at varying levels have been awarded to diverse colleges and universities. For the 2015-2017 funding cycle, proposals are requested in the following categories:
Category I: Well-Being Seminar Grants
Seminar Grants (up to $1,000) provide support for campus-wide planning discussions (seminars) that give focused attention to a particular dimension of the well-being of those involved (students, faculty, or other leaders) in creating and maintaining an engaged culture for learning. Seminars should deepen participants’ understanding of the institution’s commitment to whole-person development and the learning-related policies and practices, both inside and outside the curriculum, that support such endeavors.
The first deadline for Seminar Grant proposals is September 15, 2015.
Category II: Well-Being Research Project Grants
Research Project Grants (up to $10,000, plus institutional matching) should implement and assess a campus-based, two-year research project that focuses on the well-being of students, particularly those traditionally underserved by higher education. Projects should, through the gathering of evidence, provide justification for best practices that deepen and sustain the institution’s commitment to whole-person development.
The deadline for Research Project Grant proposals is August 1, 2015.
BTtoP’s full 2015-2017 RFP and supporting materials are available here.
For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
About Bringing Theory to Practice
Bringing Theory to Practice is an independent project sponsored by the Charles Engelhard Foundation of New York City and the S. Engelhard Center and developed in partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Information about Bringing Theory to Practice can be found at www.BTtoP.org.
Tags: Campus Spotlight, Partner Spotlight, service year
Congratulations to San Jose State University (Calif.) and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, two AASCU/ADP institutions. And also, congratulations to Miami Dade College (Fla.) and the Alamo Colleges (Texas), members of The Democracy Commitment!
Applicants are competing for one of three $30,000 prizes and an additional $10,000 Audience Choice Award, all of which is supported by Lumina Foundation. On April 15, all finalists will be invited to present their ideas to a high-profile panel of judges in Washington, DC.
Alamo Colleges is proposing to extend their partnership with Public Allies by creating opportunities for currently enrolled first-generation students with at least 12 credit hours to integrate a 10-month, full-time, service year into their college experience. The students would receive 6 credits for their service.
Miami Dade College is proposing a Changemaker Corps, a peer to peer mentoring and support program that helps youth who have aged out of foster care mentor other foster care system students, with the goal of helping them stay in school, graduate, and develop employability skills. The mentors’ service year would be 20 hours per week for 9 months, for which they would receive 3 credits and professional development.
Salt Lake Community College is proposing a Civically Engaged Scholar program where participating students would serve 20 hours per week for an academic year with community partners in the Salt Lake area. They would receive 3 credits for their service and related coursework, and would receive a distinction on their transcript.
San Jose State is proposing a Restore Coyote Creek service year program to enlist students across disciplines in the restoration, beautification, and recreational development of Coyote Creek. Participating students would participate in direct service and support efforts to mobilize the community. The 10-month, 20-hour per week service year would be connected to 8 academic credits plus linked to additional related courses.
The University of Kentucky is proposing a Kentucky Scholar Intern program where participating juniors or seniors would be placed in state or local government agencies, or with nonprofits, in the most under-resources areas of the state. The 11-month, full-time service year would be connected to 30 academic credits.
UMass Dartmouth is proposing a Community Health Worker: Advocate! Navigate! Educate!service year. The service year builds upon the Universities College Now Program, a five year alternative admissions option for students from culturally diverse backgrounds and economically challenged families. The 12 month service year will provide a total of 12 academic credits and position participants to complete a minor in leadership and civic engagement.
Tags: Internship, student opportunities, Students
Do you know an emerging leader? Encourage them to apply to the Fall 2015 White House Internship Program!
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
White House interns dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. They are a part of the White House team, and the assignments given to an intern on any given day could include conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing memos, and staffing events.
They also participate in a speaker series with senior staff members and small group meetings exploring different policy aspects of the Executive Office of the President through speakers, discussions, off-site field trips, and service projects.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four-year institution)
- Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four-year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship
- A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship
The application deadline is Sunday, April 19, 2015.
Tags: Awards and Recognition, Partners and Friends, Student Spotlight, Students
Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building a better world. The Newman Civic Fellows Awards are made possible through the generous support of the KPMG Foundation.
Congratulations to the following 46 students from AASCU/ADP colleges and universities who have been named Newman Civic Fellows for 2015 by Campus Compact! You may click on each name to read a description of their accomplishments.
- Ashley Ebel, Alfred State College
- Laura Stevens, Bluefield State College
- Madison Georgoff, Bowling Green State University
- Daisy Carranza, California State University – Channel Islands
- Evelyn Gonzalez, California State University – Fresno
- Jasmine Cofield, Central Michigan University
- Emma Green, Florida Gulf Coast University
- Brenna Johnson, Fort Hays State University
- Ashlyn Douglas, Georgia College
- Christopher Halberstadt, Indiana University East
- Ryan Mahan, Keene State College
- Khylil Chestnut, Kennesaw State University
- Ama Bemma Adwetewa -Badu, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
- Ricardo Tonatiuh Rocha, Metropolitan State University of Denver
- Anyae Broomer, Millersville University
- Aubrey Snedeker, Missouri State University
- Lacey Mogan, Montana State University Billings
- Joseph Vernon, Montana State University-Northern
- Kori Dyer, Montana Tech
- Melissa Orzechowski, North Michigan University
- Randiss Hopkins, Northern Illinois University
- Josi Hasenauer, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
- Monica McKeon, Plymouth State University
- Victoria DeMan, Purdue University North Central
- Raleigh Jobes, Rogers State University
- Lavell Simpkins, Shippensburg University
- Benjamin Bourgoin, St. Cloud State University
- Abby Golfo, SUNY Geneseo
- Amber Mills, The Citadel
- Sarah Whitmire, UNC Charlotte
- Amelia Klug, University of Central Florida
- Christopher Dowling, University of Central Oklahoma
- Donna Scaffidi, University of Massachusetts Boston
- Gabrielle Monteiro, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
- Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, University of Missouri – St. Louis
- Kaila Athearn, University of Montana Western
- Brieland Fripp, University of Nebraska at Omaha
- Rachel Glazer, University of North Georgia
- Michael Caraway, University of Northern Iowa
- Anthony Cuevas, University of South Carolina Beaufort
- Julie Holt, University of South Carolina Upstate
- Jeanine Ashforth, University of South Florida Sarasota – Manatee
- Alexa Morgan, University of Wisconsin – Parkside
- Jeremy Fricke, Wayne State College
- Kristen Mitchell, Weber State University
- Audriana Blackwell, Western Connecticut State University