Mural near Coppin State University campus
On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, ADP National Manager Jennifer Domagal-Goldman and ADP Intern Cameron Lee visited Coppin State University (Md.), ADP’s newest member campus, to give a presentation about civic engagement and learning outcomes during the institution’s Professional Development Week. They were greeted with a very warm welcome and met many incredible faculty who gave them some insight into Coppin’s future plans in civic and community engagement work.
The theme of the day’s activities was “Connecting General Education Outcomes to Civic Engagement and Responsive Citizenship” and the ADP presentation on Engaged Citizenship was moderated by Claudia Nelson, an assistant professor of Criminal Justice and Applied Social and Political Sciences and the faculty member who extended the invitation for ADP to visit Coppin.
After making their presentation and fielding some stimulating questions, the ADP representatives got the chance to listen to Dr. John Hudgins, Associate Professor of Sociology, give a talk about the Oasis Center initiative, which will hopefully link Coppin students in need to the resources they may have trouble accessing otherwise. Dr. Hudgins’ session was engaging, extremely informative, and thought-provoking, and the ADP representatives look forward to seeing Dr. Hudgins’ work with Oasis in the future.
Before the ADP representatives left Coppin after a brilliant morning of learning and sharing ideas and knowledge, they stopped in front of a Coppin State University sign and took a picture to commemorate the experience! Thank you very much Coppin State University for being such gracious guests. ADP looks forward to continuing and advancing our relationship in the future.
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
Has your campus signed up to partner with National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) on September 26th yet?
Partners who sign up before August 28 will receive complementary materials, such as stickers and posters, to use to promote NVRD.
Click here to join ADP in signing up to partner with NVRD this year!
NVRD also provides written resources and webinars for partners to directly use tools to support their organizing. Some of the resource to note are:
- The NVRD toolkit pages on their website.
- A webinar on how to run a voter registration drive on Thursday August 24 from 2-3 pm EDT. You can register through this link.
- In addition to the tools above, NVRD is going to be expanding on education messaging on the importance of local elections with a social media hashtag #BeVocalVoteLocal.
Join ADP in becoming an official NVRD Partner!
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 email@example.com 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.