On Monday, September 11 at 2:00pm EST, the All IN Campus Democracy Challenge will be hosting a webinar titled “Developing a Democratic Engagement Action Plan” as part of its ongoing series.
This one hour webinar will stress the importance of action planning in the process of increasing democratic engagement on college and university campuses. “Action planning” is a way to help campus administrators, faculty, students, and community members focus ideas and decide what steps need to be taken to achieve institutional goals related to democratic engagement. The resulting action plan document will serve to increase efficiency and accountability, and make the vision for change concrete.
In the “Developing a Democratic Engagement Action Plan” webinar, speakers will share a set of new guidelines established by the Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition intended to help navigate the writing of democratic engagement action plans, create action plans to increase student voting rates, aid students in forming the habits of active and informed citizenship and make democratic participation a core value on campus.
Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Stephanie Reynolds, Assistant Director for Knowledge Communities and CLDE
NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
Verdis LeVar Robinson, National Director
The Democracy Commitment
Clarissa Unger, Civic Engagement Director
For questions or additional information please contact Catherine Fish at email@example.com.
UNDERSTANDING AND USING YOUR NSLVE DATA
Wednesday, August 23 | 2:00 PM EST | 60 minutes
The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) is the first and only nonpartisan study of individual and institution-level data on college student voting. More than 1,000 campuses are participating and will receive their data from the 2016 presidential election this summer. Reports will also include comparison data from the 2012 presidential election.
If you’re wondering what your campus should do once it receives its report, then we hope you’ll join us for this conversation. Participants will learn how to read and analyze the data to inform campus activities and programming. The results are designed to increase political engagement and to help foster a campus climate for civic learning and participation.
A presenter from the Institute for Democracy in Higher Education at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life will share resources and tools on how to maximize use of the data and offer advice on sharing the results across your campus.
Note: Participants are strongly encouraged to review their campus reports in advance of the webinar. A full list of NSLVE’s participating campuses can be viewed online here. To obtain a copy of your institution’s report, please complete this online form.
Speaker: Ishara Casellas Connors, Associate Director, Institute for Democracy and Higher Education, Tufts University
For complete details and to register, please visit the ALL IN Challenge Webinar Series website.
September 13 – Developing a Democratic Engagement Action Plan
October 24 – Working With Your Local Election Office
November 9 – Fundamentals of Student Organizing
December 7 – How to Make Your Campus a Polling Place
Apply by September 15th for your campus team to participate in our Nov.3&4 Engaged Campus Institute!
Voices of students are essential in discussions of issues of concern to this country. In order to ensure appropriate representation of our nation’s young people, NCoC (The National Conference on Citizenship) is making scholarships available for its 2017 Annual Conference on Citizenship being held at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC on October 19-20, 2017.
If you wish to access scholarships, please RSVP to Kristin Cotter at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to let her know how many scholarships you are requesting. She will contact you regarding the registration process. A timely response is important as scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.
With a focus on strengthening civic life in America, the conference will take an honest look at some of the critical issues facing communities today – from a dearth of civic learning, to the raging opiate epidemic, to the persistent opportunity gap confronting our nation’s students in marginalized communities. It is important for us to include students who are deeply committed to the civic health and renewal of our communities – or are interested in learning more about this possibility – and who recognize that the path forward must be taken together.
Click here to learn about the National Conference on Citizenship and the conference.