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By Daniel Fidalgo Tomé, ADP Chair-Elect and CLDE 2017 Planning Committee Member, Stockton University (N.J.)
Be sure to join us for the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (#CLDE17) in Baltimore, Md. from June 7-10th. Early-bird rates end on Monday, May 1 and our group rate at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is good through Tuesday, May 16.
- Network with civic learning experts and specialists in the field.
Throughout the conference, but especially during the opening reception on Thursday, June 8th. Be sure to check out the Campus and Friends Showcase tables as well as the research and program-centered poster session!
- Share resources and ideas at the two full-day pre-conference sessions.
Participate in either of the full day workshops on Wednesday, June 7:
- Workshop 1: Engaged Campus Inventory focused on Charting a Course on the Pathway to Civic Engagement: An Inventory and Action Plan for Engaged Campuses (or)
- Workshop 2: Assessment I & II on Civic Engagement Assessment Pre-Conference Workshops with Networking Lunch – sponsored by ETS
- Connect with both peers and professionals engaged in higher education at five pre-conference sessions.
Participate in one or more of the half-day workshops on Wednesday, June 7:
– Planning for Institution-Wide Data Collection on Civic and Community Engagement
– Measures That Matter: Regarding Engaged Scholarship In Tenure and Promotion – Dialogue and Democratic Deliberation: Moderator Training
– Measuring Civic Outcomes During College, Educating for the Democracy We Want, Not the One We Have, and
– Integrating Civic Responsibility into the Curriculum
- Student leaders from campuses are encouraged to participate in space dedicated for students’ voice.
Our CLDE student interns from ADP, TDC and NASPA campuses have planned and prepared the Student Pre-Conference Workshop on Wednesday, June 7th in the afternoon starting at 1pm. It’s free for all student registrants to attend!
- Attend all the collective Plenary Sessions – these are the most rewarding sessions for you to participate in while attending CLDE.
- Thursday, June 8th | 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
OPENING PLENARY | CivEd Talks and Our CLDE Theory of Change
- Friday, June 9th | 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
FRIDAY PLENARY SESSION | Dialogue and Deliberation Forum: Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence?
- Saturday, June 10th | 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
CLOSING PLENARY SESSION | The Theory of Our Work – Today and Tomorrow: What’s Next?
- Thursday, June 8th | 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
6. Experience both personal and professional growth.
Discover ways to get involved in planning for CLDE 2018. Contact Jen, Verdis or Stephanie for more information. Statement of interest and CV/resume due to Jen at email@example.com by May 16.
7. Coordinate with colleagues from across the country via NASPA, ADP, and TDC.
Break 🍞 with your colleagues on Thursday, June 8th at either the ADP, TDC or NASPA Lead Breakfast & Workshop sessions. Part of a balanced breakfast from 8:30am-11:30am.
8. Is your campus a Voter Friendly Campus? Join the Voter Friendly Campus Meeting on Saturday afternoon to learn how to best prepare your campus for upcoming midterm elections.
All campus participants who received the Voter Friendly Campus (VFC) designation are encouraged to attend; includes those interested in applying for 2019-2020.
9. Explore Baltimore and the DC area.
Participate in walking and bus tours on Wednesday, June 7th throughout Baltimore with experts from University of Maryland Baltimore County and Towson University or jump on the Metro into our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
10. Aspire to become an agent of change in your community.
Choose from a plethora of our concurrent sessions and mini-institutes to learn from our colleagues and sponsors interested in making a difference in our professional field. Take back new skills and tools for your campuses.
We’re excited to announce our 5th and 6th ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 webinars powered by icitizen. These webinars are open to faculty, staff, students and friends.
Webinar 5: Student Empowerment through Civic Engagement
Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern
Please join us for a webinar on Student Empowerment through Civic Engagement on Thursday, July 28th, at 2 pm Eastern. During the program, John Locke, a former student body president at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) will introduce Walk 2 Vote, a student led, student executed, non-partisan political engagement program created by UHD students. It has grown from a local/campus-based initiative to what is now a national movement. Learn how to host a #Walk2Vote campaign on your campus. Walk 2 Vote co-founder Locke will share the key components and philosophies that are important to successfully empower students to become politically engaged. He will also lead a discussion and share details of the Walk 2 Vote model including resource packets, contests, funding leads and marketing resources, opportunities to highlight your campus achievements and connections to organizations that will support your efforts.
John Locke, former Student Body President of the University of Houston-Downtown (Texas) and Co-Founder of Walk 2 Vote
Webinar 6: Voter Registration & Campus Technology: Engaging Student Voters by the Thousands
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST
Offered in partnership with TurboVote, this webinar will explore the research and subsequent implementation of an innovative (yet, easy!) voter engagement strategy: integrating voter registration and resources into campus IT infrastructure. The TurboVote team and their campus partners will share success stories and their personal experiences with engaging the necessary stakeholders and turning web-based student portals and pass-throughs into “online voter registration tables.” Just in time for this fall’s election, we invite you to join us in raising the voter engagement bar and institutionalizing your registration efforts so voting can fit the way students live.
Matt Tharp and Emily Giffin, TurboVote Partner Support Leads will be joined by TurboVote Campus Partners
In 1971, the United States of America ratified the 26th Amendment to the Constitution granting the right to vote to 18-20-year-olds. The 26th Amendment was the fastest to be ratified in U.S. history yet young people consistently comprise the smallest active voting bloc. At institutions such as the University of Houston-Downtown (Texas) engaging students in politics including voter registration and turnout can be especially difficult because although it is a four-year, public university it is considered a commuter institution, with more than 14,000 primarily undergraduate students and one of the most ethnically diverse institutions in the nation. UHD is recognized as a federally qualified Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) which have historically low voting populations. Student leaders from UHD’s student government association have decided to take things into their own hands through a civic engagement initiative called “Walk 2 Vote.”
While there are hundreds of organizations that focus on increasing youth voting turnout and engagement, Walk 2 Vote is one of the only programs created, organized and led by students. UHD students began the Walk to Vote initiative in 2012 and have continued it annually. In 2012, a record 70% of UHD students were registered to vote, and according to the latest results from the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE), 71.5% of those students actually voted and the overall voting rate of UHD students was 50%. Data from 2014, a non-presidential year, still demonstrates a robust registration rate of 65%. Data indicate a possible correlation between Walk 2 Vote and the significantly unexpectedly high voter registration and turnout at UHD.
The Walk 2 Vote movement consists of three phases which are 1) foundation, 2) creation, and 3) celebration.
The main objective of the foundation phase is to set registration goals, organize a planning committee, create timelines and host voter deputy trainings (if required by state law).
The creation phase consists of implementation of marketing campaigns, voter information sharing (e.g., public deliberations, debates, issue forum), and voter registration campaigns.
The celebration phase consists of the actual Walk 2 Vote event that features dancers, musical performances, and national keynote speakers. From there, we “walk 2 Vote” en masse to nearby poll during early voting. The actual Walk 2 Vote event can vary based on state and local voting laws, polling availability, etc.
In our upcoming webinar we will share the key components and philosophies that are important to successfully empower students to become civically engaged. We will also share details of the Walk 2 Vote model including resource packets, contests, funding leads and marketing resources, opportunities to highlight your campuses achievements and connections to organizations that will support your efforts.
Voting is a right and a privilege that should be exercised to all eligible voters. It is through voting for knowledgeable and committed officials that we can all move the nation along the correct path in ensuring peace and equity for all its citizens, and interactions with the world. Many Americans, especially minority and youth, are ill-informed about issues and have little to no desire to vote. It is through gaining knowledge,
deliberating upon the issues, and exercising the right to vote that people gain a voice in the trajectory of the country. Once people are engaged, they begin to take a deeper interest in the problems that plague the nation and consider solutions.
Please join us on Thursday July 28th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a webinar featuring Walk2Vote Co-Founder John Locke and follow Walk 2 Vote on social media: https://www.facebook.com/Walk2Vote/, https://www.instagram.com/walk2vote/, https://twitter.com/walk2vote.
Rethinking Preparation for Work: A Civic-Enriched Liberal Education
Peer Review Summer 2015, Vol. 17, No. 3In a world where college graduates spend the majority of their public lives engaged in work, this issue of AAC&U’s Peer Review, sponsored by the Kettering Foundation, focuses on how colleges might reconceive preparation for work in addition to preparation for citizenship. Instead of making the case for civic learning only by noting that civic education skills also are useful in getting a job, this issue explores whether there is a more expansive and civic notion of work to which higher education might contribute. The table of contents for the Peer Review issue is below, with links to full online articles.Rethinking Preparation for Work is what we’re reading. Note the contributions by TDC’s co-founder Bernie Ronan and by ADP’s Seth Pollack and Byron White.
From the Editor
Shelley Johnson Carey
For a Good Life: Integrating Liberal and Civic Arts Education with Work
Elizabeth Minnich, AAC&U
Civic Virtues for Work and Action
Bernie Ronan, Maricopa Community Colleges, and Derek W. M. Barker, Kettering Foundation
Weaving Together Career and Civic Commitments for Social Change
José Zapata Calderón, Pitzer College, and Seth S. Pollack, California State University–Monterey Bay
Developing Lifelong Civic Habits at Widener University
James Harris, the University of San Diego and Widener University
Science, Curriculum, and Public Controversies
Kyle Powys Whyte, Michigan State University, Byron P. White, Cleveland State University, and Darlyne Menscer, Carolinas Health Care System
Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries with Civic Literacy
Mary Gowan, James Madison University, and Margaret Salazar-Porzio, Smithsonian Institution
What Does It Mean to Be an Educated Person Today?
Jean Johnson, National Issues Forums Institute
Reconstituting Civic Engagement for Tomorrow’s Students
David J. Maurrasse, Marga Incorporated and Columbia University