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Lend your voice to something bigger than yourself
An unprecedented chapter of America’s political history is upon us and it has never been more critical to nurture engagement with democracy in our students. It is as engaged citizens that we can put the values we proclaim on our campuses into action, and support those with less access, privilege, resources, and even basic rights, who are seeking a path to higher education.
The 2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE18), being held June 6-9, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, in Anaheim, California, offers an opportunity for student affairs professionals, faculty, community partners, and students, to participate in discourse around the fundamentals of democracy and gain inspiration from our featured speakers to take back to your campus community. #CLDE18 will rejuvenate your passion for activating your students to be the change they want to see in the world.
The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and the NASPA Lead Initiative are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education, and invite you to submit a program proposal to this unique and vital professional development event by Monday, January 29, 2018.
We urge you to be a part of something bigger than yourself by sharing your civic learning or democratic engagement theory, success, or best practice—or by joining us as a participant for this year’s convening of change.
Register by May 1, 2018 to get the best rates.
2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE18)
June 6-9 | Anaheim, California
|Submit your proposal by January 29, 2018.
The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and NASPA LEAD Initiative are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. During this year’s Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (#CLDE18) Meeting in Anaheim, Ca. from June 6-9, 2018, our goal is to bring together our collective networks of faculty, student affairs professionals, senior campus administrators, students, and community partners to advance our work to ensure that students graduate from our colleges and universities – both public and private – prepared to be the informed, engaged citizens that our communities and our democracy need.
When submitting a proposal for this year’s convening the conference committee asks you to consider how to answer the four questions proposed in our emergent theory of change and how these threads and tags intersect with your work whether it be around assessment, political engagement, community partnerships, service-learning, dialogue and deliberation, and so forth.
- January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – let us know what your ADP campus has planned!
- January 26: CLDE Theoretical Framework Presentation session at AAC&U Annual Meeting | Washington, DC
- January 29: CLDE 2018 Proposals Due: http://apps.naspa.org/cfp/evt_frm_user.cfm?event_id=712
- February 8-10: ADP and civic engagement sessions at AASCU Winter Academic Affairs Meeting | San Antonio, TX
- March 26: CLDE Theoretical Framework Presentation at Campus Compact 2018 National Conference | Indianapolis, IN
- May 1: Early-bird registration deadline for CLDE 2018 | Registration opens soon!
- May 15: Deadline to book your CLDE 2018 hotel room at our special conference rate | https://aws.passkey.com/go/AASCandU2018
- May 21 – 26: ADP’s 2018 Stewardship of Public Lands Seminar | Register here.
The Editor and Editorial Board of the Journal of Experiential Education (JEE) invite article submissions for a special issue on Social Justice in Experiential Education, tentatively scheduled for publication in March, 2019. Associate Editor Dr. Karen Warren (Hampshire College) will be acting Editor for this special issue. Submissions from established and emerging scholars are welcome. View the Call for Submissions.
Changing demographics, economics, and social climates have situated social justice as a key concern within the experiential education community. Issues of equity, accessibility, and liberation challenge theorists and practitioners to seek new directions in transforming experiential education programs. Prior scholarship has established diversity, equity, and representation as ethical and practical imperatives in experiential education. This special issue will contribute to the ongoing dialogue about these or other social justice concerns in adventure/wilderness, service learning, therapeutic, classroom, and community-based settings. In addition to empirical methodologies, rigorous conceptual submissions that expand theory and practice of social justice in experiential education are encouraged.
Topics to guide submissions include but are not limited to:
- Intersectionality of race, class, gender, and other identities including ecological identity
- Decolonization scholarship, practice, and activism in experiential education
- Critiques using queer theory, post-structural feminism, and critical theory
- Reconceptualizing meanings of outdoor spaces and concepts of adventure and risk
- Cultural competency training, education and leadership development
- White privilege and white fragility
- Critically reflexive experiential education research
- Understanding the role of socioeconomics and class oppression in experiential education programs
- Universal design and accessibility for people with disabilities
- Experiential education methodologies that can enhance social justice education
- Service-learning programs’ support for or dismantling of narratives of privilege
- Experiential education in the context of rising nationalist and populist movements
See the attached flyer for more information. Questions can be directed to Dr. Karen Warren: kwCC@hampshire.edu. Also please contact Dr. Warren if you wish to be considered as a potential reviewer for this issue.