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Partner Spotlight: Lyon Software’s White Paper on Community Impact Reports

As part of a new series of AASCU Research and Strategy reports, AASCU corporate partners are providing important insights and data to our member institutions. Our latest report is a white paper from a company that ADP has worked closely with and that sponsored our 2015 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement meeting.

Lyon Software’s white paper on “The Importance of Reporting Community Impact in Institutions of Higher Learning,” provides a set of concrete arguments for why institutions of higher education should consider measuring and reporting their community impacts, including developing and maintaining community support; maintaining academic credentials; and institutionalizing community engagement. The white paper also identifies four general communities related to the educational arena that institutions might consider reporting on — including: campus, academic, local/global, and mission-specific domains — and offers examples of programs or measures for each area.

Special Note for ADP Blog readers:

Institutions interested in tracking their impact on the community are invited to join Lyon Software’s Stewards of CBISA user group. CBISA Plus for Higher Education is  a tool used to help you track your institution’s service-learning and community engagement programs in order to create your institutional impact report. Those joining the Stewards of CBISA user group will receive 50% off their first year’s subscription to CBISA.

If you’re not familiar with Lyon Software and their CBISA tool, be sure to check them out online or by contacting either  Brittany Younts or Crystal Randolph at 419-882-7184 or at byounts @ lyonsoftware.com or crandolph @ lyonsoftware.com, respectively.

The New York Times in Education Teaching Toolkit

We encourage you all to read and share AASCU’s latest free publication, The New York Times in Education Teaching Toolkit. This toolkit builds on a long and productive partnership between AASCU and the Times—one that produced our American Democracy Project.

This toolkit showcases some of the great work happening on AASCU and ADP campuses, while providing a roadmap for those who want to expand their teaching techniques and strategies to include current events, and Times coverage and resources. We have collected observations, learning outcomes, course descriptions, assignments and course syllabi from real instructors who are currently using The New York Times in their classrooms. The result is a rich resource for anyone looking to bring the outside world into the classroom.

While compiling this toolkit, we paid close attention to learning outcomes. When possible, we have highlighted courses and assignments that we think help students to become stronger readers, writers and critical thinkers; to develop an increasing sense of global awareness and level of civic engagement; to widen their understandings of cultural diversity and social relevance, and to demonstrate ethical behavior and leadership skills. These outcomes, along with so many other reasons, are why we are proud to share this toolkit with each of you.

We hope you will take a look. Please feel free to let us know how you’ve incorporated the Times into your own classroom. The toolkit is available for download on the AASCU website.

#LovinLouisville #5| #ADPTDC14 Sponsors and Partners

By Jen Domagal-Goldman, ADP National Manager

Heading to Louisville for #ADPTDC14? Over the next two weeks leading up to our June 5-7 ADP/TDC Joint National Meeting in this City of Compassion, we’ll be highlighting reasons that we’re #LovinLouisville.

Reason #5? Our sponsors and partners!

We’re excited to introduce you to the array of stellar sponsors and partner organizations that will be present in Louisville to support our ADP and TDC civic learning and engagement work.

Sponsors

From ADP’s founding partner and ongoing corporate sponsor The New York Times in Education to the sponsorships of Echoing Green’s Work on Purpose, GiveGab, Lyon Software, The Washington Center, and TurboVote, we are thankful for the financial and programmatic support of our valued sponsors. We encourage you to learn more about our sponsors via the information below and their websites, as well as by visiting with their representatives at the national meeting.

ADPTDC14 sponsors

  • The New York Times in EducationThe New York Times provides a vibrant daily record of history in the making, igniting student interest by linking learning to living, serving the ideals of today’s demanding educational aims by spurring critical thinking, increasing national and global awareness and fostering a more informed and engaged citizenry.
  • Echoing Green’s Work on Purpose – Echoing Green’s Work on Purpose program helps emerging professionals identify their purpose and put it into action by creating a career with impact. Throughout its 27-year history, Echoing Green has performed thousands of in-depth interviews with its world-changing social entrepreneurship Fellows— from the founder of Teach For America, to the founder of the Freelancers Union, to the founder of City Year. In the process, they uncovered a series of best practices and common experiences that lead individuals to fulfilling work that makes the world a better place.
  • GiveGab – GiveGab is The Social Network for Volunteers.  GiveGab helps people find volunteer opportunities they’re passionate about in the local community, log volunteer hours, create a volunteer resume and connect with friends to make a difference.  Volunteer managers can use GiveGab to create and manage events, promote their programs, recruit volunteers, track hours and report on all the good they’re doing in the community.
  • Lyon Software – Lyon Software is a leader in community benefit and engagement software.  Through exceptional personalized and product training, support and customer service, Lyon Software works hand-in-hand with heath care facilities, colleges and universities, businesses and other community organizations to report their tremendous impact on the populations they serve.
  • The Washington Center – The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities from the United States and around the world by providing students with an integrated academic, and professional living and working experience in Washington D.C.
  • TurboVote – TurboVote is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization to help colleges and universities improve voter registration and use voter engagement as a mechanism to achieve broader learning objectives. TurboVote’s innovative technology allows institutions to strategically promote and monitor voter engagement simply by sharing a single link with their students. Through this link, students can register to vote, request an absentee ballot and receive reminders with important election information, dates and deadlines.

Partners & Friends

ADP and TDC are also very appreciative of the efforts and support of our partners and friends – organizations whom we work with on specific initiatives and programmatic efforts and who are themselves influential forces in the civic engagement movement.

Be sure to learn more about the following partners and friends during the Campus & Friends Showcase Thursday evening and in various sessions throughout the meeting:

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