October 2015 Edition
SAVE THE DATE
• #CLDE16: Mark your calendars! Join us in Indianapolis from June 2-4, 2016 for the 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) meeting co-sponsored by ADP, The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The Call for Proposals will open in November and registration will open soon!
• Economic Inequality Student Summit: The Keene State College (N.H.) ADP in partnership with Mount Wachusett Community College (Mass.) is planning a two-day regional Student Public Policy Summit on March 4th and 5th, 2016 focused on funding for public higher education. This summit grows out of our work with on the ADP/TDC initiative on Economic Inequality.
• Civic Engagement & Economic Inequality Conference: Lone Star College, Kingwood (T.X.) as a part of the ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative, is holding this conference to share pedagogies and activities that colleges and universities are using to talk about inequality on November 6th and 7th in Houston. Find out more here.
• Voter Engagement Resources: Together, ADP and TDC have curated a set of new Electoral Engagement Resources to assist participating campuses in engaging students in the democratic process. The resources include links, toolkits and materials designed to engage student voters across the political spectrum.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BLOG
Economic Inequality Initiative Campus Grants
Thanks to Weber State University’s (Utah) generosity under Provost Emeritus Michael Vaughan’s leadership, we are able to offer campus mini-grants of up to $1,000 to ADP/TDC Economic Inequality participating campuses for the purpose of advancing the work of this initiative. Applications are due by November 6, 2015 (extended deadline). Find more information here.
Constitution Day 2015
Constitution Day can be viewed as a celebratory event; and in many cases it is a celebration of an experiment in democratic governance that continues to balance rights to equality and liberty. On most of our campuses, however, Constitution Day is not (only) celebratory, but a day to spur people to think more deeply, to consider opposing perspectives, to spur citizens to action and to wrestle with complex issues facing our civic life and democratic institutions. Learn about what our campuses did here.
National Civic Learning Rubric Development
The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, along with faculty and academic professionals from across the country are collaborating on the development of a national Civic Learning Rubric. ADP’s director Jen Domagal-Goldman has been selected to serve as one of the project team members to develop the rubric. Learn more here.
• Fort Hays State University’s (K.S) ADP Poster Contest
• Middle Tennessee State University’s Bridging Cultures Grant from NEH
• Stockton University’s (N.J.) Activist in Residence Program
• Strong Cities, Strong Communities grant at the University of North Carolina Greensboro
• You’ll also find a roundup of other campus ADP news here.
PARTNERS & FRIENDS
• CIRCLE’s latest research
• Lyon Software’s Community Impact Reports whitepaper
WHAT WE’RE READING
• Rethinking Preparation for Work: A Civic-Enriched Liberal Education
• The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
2015 – 2016 DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
• November 3: Election Day
• November 11th: Veteran’s Day
• November 14th-15th: Lynton Colloquium on Scholarship and Engagement, Boston
• November 16th – 18th: Inter. Assoc. for Research on Service-Learning & Community Engagement Conference, Boston
• January 18th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
• March 20th-23rd: National Campus Compact – 30th Anniversary Conference, Boston
• June 2-4: ADP/TDC/NASPA #CLDE16 Meeting, Indianapolis
• August 1-6: ADP Stewardship of Public Lands Seminar, Yellowstone