The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University was featured in an article in the front section of the Sunday New York Times, “How College Campuses Are Trying to Tap Students’ Voting Power.” The article highlights their groundbreaking research and work on campuses, along with the work of many of their partner organizations, campuses, and educators. It reflects a growing realization in higher education that for too long, political learning and engagement has been episodic and relegated to a small subset of programs and students. NSLVE is a wake-up call. We hope that campuses will share this article, use their reports, assess their campus climates for political learning and engagement, treat elections as teachable moments, and work to cultivate a positive climate for political learning, discourse, equity, and participation – Politics 365!
Much of what IDHE does relies on their continued partnerships with institutions. Please note that NSLVE authorization forms expire in August 2018. By renewing now, campuses can ensure participation through 2023. The reauthorization form can be accessed HERE, and you can search for your campus here to see if you’ve already reauthorized.
Don’t miss IDHE at our upcoming CLDE Meeting from June 6-9 in Anaheim, California.