Call for Proposals EXTENDED
Proposals Now Due February 8, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
There is still time to be a part of the 2016 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting.
The proposal submission deadline has been extended to February 8, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Submit your proposal(s) online.
We especially seek proposals on the following topics:
- Partnerships between Academic and Student Affairs;
- Civic Pathways;
- Engaging Diverse Students;
- Developing Community Partnerships;
- Assessment of Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement; and
- Political Engagement.
We look forward to seeing you at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown on June 1 – June 4th!
Nominations for ADP’s three national civic engagement awards are due Monday, April 1st, 2016.
Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement
Willam M. Plater
AASCU’s American Democracy Project seeks nominations for the William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement. The Award is given each year to an AASCU chief academic officer in recognition of his or her leadership in advancing the civic mission of the campus. Funded through the generosity of Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis, the award acknowledges the critical leadership role that chief academic officers play in helping make an institution intentional about its public mission to prepare undergraduates as informed, engaged citizens.
The Plater Award, presented annually, includes an engraved commemorative and $1,000. The Award recipient will be announced at the American Democracy Project meeting at the #CLDE16 Meeting , June 2-4, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN.. The Award can also be presented on the recipient’s campus.
Nomination and Selection Process: Chief academic officers may be nominated by anyone on the campus. The president or chancellor must endorse the nomination.
Nomination materials for the 2016 Plater Award must be submitted electronically by April 1, 2016.
Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement
AASCU’s American Democracy Project seeks nominations for the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement. The Saltmarsh Award is presented annually to an emerging leader in the civic engagement field from an AASCU institution or ADP Partner organization. The Award recipient will receive an engraved commemorative and a check for $500. The Award recipient will be announced at the American Democracy Project meeting at the #CLDE16 Meeting, June 2-4, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN.
Support for the award comes from Bill Plater and the royalties from the 2011 book “To Serve a larger Purpose”: Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education (Temple University Press) edited by John Saltmarsh and Matthew Hartley.
Nomination and Selection Process: Emerging Leaders may be nominated by anyone.
Nomination materials for the 2015 Saltmarsh Award must be submitted electronically by April 1, 2016.
Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement
AASCU’s American Democracy Project seeks nominations for the Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement. The Burch Award is presented annually to a senior faculty member in the civic engagement field from an AASCU institution. The Award recipient will receive an engraved commemorative and a check for $500. The Award recipient will be announced at the American Democracy Project meeting at the #CLDE16 Meeting, June 2-4, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN.
Nomination and Selection Process: Senior Faculty members may be nominated by anyone. The provost or chief academic officer must endorse the nomination.
Nomination materials for the 2015 Burch Award must be submitted electronically by April 1, 2016.
Reminder: Proposals — including those for our poster session — are due Monday, Feb. 1st through our online submission form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1u5-y6qJ83nhezEJtaJZzuh9srUfnv3gMt6kHhkmGLmA/edit
By Anne Weiss, Director of Assessment, Indiana Campus Compact and CLDE 2016 Planning Committee Member
A brief guide regarding effective, informative, and creative poster sessions.
What Can a Poster Tell CLDE Attendees?
The success, failures, but importantly the lessons we have learned and can share with others is very valuable for our attendees. Please consider sharing these moments!
- The impact on your civic learning or development due to your experience with a course-based project (international or domestic).
- Individual projects linked to planning or participation in political and current events, topics, problems, demonstrations, buy- or boycotts, canvasing, etc.
- Collaborative projects (community service, advocacy, political engagement, community-engaged research, creative activity, etc.) with one or more faculty, staff and/or community partners.
- Individual or team-based projects around campus policies regarding the political engagement of staff/faculty or students (e.g., creating and implementing policies around social media and political engagement).
- Individual or group research projects around (but not limited to):
- voting patterns, policies, and voter education;
- political science (domestic or international);
- sociology of political engagement;
- the law and student affairs (e.g., risk & liability of political engagement);
- utilizing institutional data (NSSE, NSLVE, etc.) to inform practices and pedagogies;
- citizen education;
- and so much more!
The Abstract is KEY![i]
An abstract serves the function to entice individuals to read and review your work—in this case your poster. Granted, this may be hard to do in just 80 words, but make those 80 words count!
Components of an abstract vary by discipline. You are free to follow the conventions common to your field of study and you may want to talk with a faculty member or other mentor as you prepare your abstract. Alternatively, you may use the following headings to structure your abstract:
- Background— Describe the setting of the project/activity. Include a statement that describes the political, public or civic issue or question to be addressed. Who was involved?
- Objectives— What was your project trying to accomplish? What dimensions of an issue did your project address? How were the outcomes defined and by whom?
- Methods— What steps did you take or strategies did you use to achieve project objectives?
- Results— What happened as a consequence of your activities in and with the community or campus? What were the products of your project (if any)? What was the “impact” (see box insert) of the project on the community(ies) or campus constituents served? What was the impact on you and your fellow collaborators?
- Conclusion—What information was learned that can be used by other groups or organizations? What did you learn?
Regardless of the nature of your project, you will have opportunities to collect data on your activities. You may want to include some of these in the abstract. You will definitely want to include these and/or related types of data on your poster.
[i] Adapted from “Creating an Abstract about Your Advocacy Project,” Fisch, SF; Griffin M; Livingston J. RAHC Community Medicine Educational Cooperative, 2010.
As we continue to shape the 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting organized by the American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment, and NASPA Lead Initiative to be held June 2-4, 2016 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, IN, we’re elated to announce the introduction of pre-conference sessions to be held on June 1, 2016. These topics were identified through the CLDE Planning Committee and feedback received through the 2015 CLDE Meeting.
The topics include:
- Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Assessment Workshop with ETS;
- Electoral and Political Engagement Institute with icitizen;
- Workshop for the ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative;
- Democratic Dialogue and Deliberation Institute; and a
- Student Pre-Conference Institute.
Members of the CLDE community are invited to join in dialogue prior to the conference on social media using #FacesofCLDE. Our hope is that colleagues will come together to share why they are a proponent of Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement work in higher education. In turn, spreading the work of the great work that happens on each of your campuses.
Learn more about the #CLDE16 Meeting and submit your Program Proposal by February 1, 2016 by visiting here: 2016 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting. Registration will open next week. Don’t forget to register by April 2016 to get the best rates. We hope you will take advantage of this year’s conference to continue to advance our civic missions!