The latest issue (Vol. 5, No. 2) of the eJournal of Public Affairs, a collaboration between Missouri State University and AASCU’s American Democracy Project, is now live on the eJournal website: ejournal.missouristate.edu/.
This “Educating for Democracy” issue guest edited by Nancy Thomas and Jodi Benenson focuses on the need to recalibrate current approaches to civic engagement in higher education to cover political learning and student engagement with democracy. It covers a range of topics, from responsible voting to college student political activism. The Editors want to emphasize the significance for the timing of this release at the end of such a controversial election. Political learning should not be relegated to an election season – it’s year-round. By cultivating habits of political and deliberative engagement on campuses that foster a culture that supports it, students will increase their capacity for political learning, discourse, and agency. This issue concerns both representative democracy (voting, running for office), activism (protest, mobilizing others) and deliberative democracy) dialog, issue forums, and multi-publics). It poses solutions that are relevant beyond the election season, when establishing habits of political engagement are most important and effective.
The release also marks the first issue publication since the death of the eJournal’s Managing Editor, Dr. Marc Cooper. The current issue features a dedication to Dr. Cooper found under Front Matter.
Table of Contents
||Dr. Marc Cooper Dedication
|Andrew P Lokie
||Community Colleges and Educating for Democracy
|Carrie B. Kisker,
John J. Theis,
Alberto R. Olivas
For more information about the eJournal of Public Affairs and its latest issue, visit the website at Current Issue or go to Contact page for more information.
We’re less than 24 hours away from Election Day 2016 and want to share a set of opportunities for campuses, students, faculty, staff and partner organizations to engage the election nationally with us.
I Voted Sticker for Social Media
Have you voted yet? Whether you’ve voted early, by mail, absentee or are planning to vote on Election Day tomorrow, be sure to share that you’ve performed your civic duty by uploading our free #ADPaascu #iVotedSticker which you can download here.
Election Night Returns Party Tweet-Up using #iElection16
As part of the ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 initiative powered by icitizen, James Madison University is hosting an Election Night Returns Party and Tweet-Up on Tuesday, 11/8 from 7 pm-12 am Eastern. Join us on twitter using #iElection16 and visit the ADP Facebook page until a new president is elected.
Happy National Voter Registration Day!! We are excited that the ADP network is supporting #VoterRegistrationDay in a variety of ways, from registering students and campus community members to vote to providing opportunities for prospective voters to educate themselves about candidates and issues from local to national.
Be sure to follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and share your non-partisan voter registration and education efforts!
Additional ways you can participate today:
And be sure to join us on Tuesday, October 4th as we Tweet-up the Vice Presidential Debate using #iDebate16.
As part of our ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 initiative powered by icitizen, we will be hosting a series of Presidential Debate Watch Tweet-ups.
Consider tweeting your ideas, questions, analysis and observations about the 2016 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates as part of a political science, communications or other academic course or as part of a watch event planned on campus. Or join the conversation on your own! Whether you’re hosting a campus or organizational Debate Watch Event or will be tuning into the debates on your own, we hope you’ll join us on Twitter using the #iDebate16 hashtag for a robust conversation and analysis of the debates, the candidates and the issues confronting our democracy. If you’re hosting a debate watch event and/or plan to participate in these tweet-ups, please register your participation in this Google Form.
icitizen is a civic technology company that will be conducting polling throughout the Presidential debates, as well as the election itself. We want to hear your voice! Go to www.icitizen.com, and/or download the icitizen app on your smartphone or tablet. You’ll be able to vote in polls and see how your answers stack up against other students nationwide.
Illinois State University’s Social Media Analytics Command Center (SMACC) will track and provide analysis of our #iDebate16 tweet-ups.
As ADP and TDC are non-partisan and interested in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens, we hope many of you will join us and encourage your students to do so as well—we want to encourage more students to engage in the electoral process and are not looking for a partisan battle, but for a supportive, interesting, and analytical conversation that encourages civic and political engagement.
- What: ADP/TDC 2016 Presidential Debate Watch Tweet-Ups
- Monday, 9/26 Presidential Debate 1 from Hofstra University in NYC from 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Eastern (our programming from 8:30 to 11
- Tuesday, 10/4 Vice Presidential Debate at Longwood University in Virginia 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Eastern (our programming from 8:30 to 11)
- Sunday, 10/9, Presidential Town Hall Meeting (time not yet announced)
- Wednesday, 10/19 Presidential Debate 2 from UNLV from 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Eastern (our programming from 8:30 to 11)
- How: On Twitter using the hashtag #iDebate16; it only takes a few minutes for most students to learn to use Twitter, and they can create an account at https://twitter.com
- Follow: @ADPaascu, @TDCnational, @icitizen and @ISUSOC_SMACC
Be sure to check out our all-new 2016-debate-watch-tweet-up-guide!
Debate Watch Event Resources: