What: Civic Tech in Higher Ed Webinar
When: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. EDT
Who: Hosted by icitizen and TurboVote
Why: We’ll share strategies on how to deploy civic tech effectively at your school. These leading practices will help you engage your community in civic learning during election season. After all, your students will be back on campus soon (or already are)!
Civic tech has been getting a ton of buzz(feed) worthy coverage lately and has helped shape the polling landscape during this election cycle. Even President Obama has endorsed civic tech and our polls have been cited in the NYT!
#CLDE17: 2017 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting
Wednesday June 7, 2017 to Saturday, June 10, 2017
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront • Baltimore, Maryland
Please join us in welcoming Verdis Robinson as the new interim national manager of The Democracy Commitment (TDC). TDC, as you know, is our sister community college civic learning and democratic engagement project.
New TDC interim national manager Verdis Robinson at #CLDE16.
Verdis comes to the position as a tenured assistant professor having taught writing-intensive, web-enhanced, service-learning history courses at Monroe Community College (MCC) in Rochester, New York, for ten years. In addition to serving as MCC’s The Democracy Commitment (TDC) campus coordinator since the beginning of the initiative, he has served on TDC national steering committee and on the advisory council for the ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative.
Verdis is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s faculty seminar on Citizenship and the American and Global Polity and the National Endowment for the Humanities’ faculty seminar on Rethinking Black Freedom Studies: The Jim Crow North and West. Additionally, he is the founder of the Rochester Neighborhood Oral History Project that created a walking tour of the community most impacted by the 1964 Race Riots, which has engaged over 300 members of Rochester community in discussion and learning.
Verdis holds a B.M. in voice performance from Boston University, a B.S. and an M.A. in history from SUNY College at Brockport, and an M.A. in African-American studies from SUNY University at Buffalo.
You can read a message from Verdis here.
Our friends at Tufts’ Institute for Democracy & Higher Education have extended the deadline for college and universities to sign up for the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)!
Colleges and universities who are not already participating in NSLVE can sign up now through August 1 in order to receive their 2012 and 2014 voter registration and turnout data ahead of this year’s election. They can expect to receive their reports by the end of September.
You can view NSLVE’s list of Participating Campuses to see if your college or university is already a part of the study. If you are already participating, but you don’t know who has access to the report, you can fill out the inquiry form found here.
We cannot emphasize enough how informative NSLVE reports are for campuses. These reports break down voting rates for each campus by age group, education level, gender, race/ethnicity, field of study, and voting method. Here is a sample NSLVE report, in case you are not familiar with them.
Again, this is a free report for campuses and they do not have to do anything other than sign an authorization form in order to receive this report. We’ve included steps below that you can share with college administrators on how to sign up.
Interested in signing up for NSLVE? It’s easy!
STEP 1: Download the authorization form here (it will be valid through August 2018)
STEP 2: Sign the form and choose one person on your campus to be the report recipient (typically, a President, Vice President, Dean of the college, Provost, Registrar or Institutional Research Director signs the form, but this is always unique at each campus)
STEP 3: Email a scanned copy of the form to email@example.com