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#LovinLouisville #7│Civic Pathways

By Jen Domagal-Goldman, ADP National Manager, AASCU

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 #7? Civic Pathways

adptdc14_fbtimelineThe theme for the 2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting is “Forging Civic Pathways for Students between Our Institutions.” This theme underscores the importance of the unique partnership between ADP and TDC,which brings together two-year and four-year public institutions of higher education committed to advancing civic learning and engagement.

Civic pathways are collaborative, intentional and articulated civic education programs (curricular and/or co-curricular) and practices that are built between cooperating two- and four-year institutions, many times in close geographic proximity to one another.

At the national meeting, you’ll notice that the civic pathway theme pops up repeatedly. It’s the topic of our opening plenary session on Thursday.

  • Thursday, June 5, 2014
    3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Opening Plenary
    Forging Civic Pathways on Our Campuses and in Our Communities: Helping Students Navigate and Succeed in Higher Education
    Reflecting the conference theme, this session offers a vision for the creation of a set of curricular and co-curricular civic pathways designed to help students navigate through our two- and four-year colleges and universities and their surrounding communities. Existing pathways and partnerships are introduced, and meeting participants engage in a facilitated conversation designed to envision and develop new pathways on our campuses, in our communities and across public higher education.

It’s one of the thematic strands of program sessions throughout the meeting. There’s an organizing meeting during breakfast on Friday to talk about joint ADP/TDC work that we envision based on this topic.

But why?

We believe that:

  1. Civic learning outcomes are significantly improved and more comprehensive, more articulated and more effective for all students when two- and four-year programs collaborate.
  2. Civic pathways provide opportunities for innovative programming to be tested and subsequently used in both two-year and four-year institutions. When two- and four- year programs work together, they learn from one another.  Programs are enriched, and opportunities for professional development for all faculty and staff increase.
  3. Civic pathways provide for efficiency and effectiveness in program design and delivery in an era of constrained resources.  For example, when both two- year and four- year programs collaborate with specific community partners, they can use common data systems, common forms, and common policies and practices, reducing administrative time and reducing confusion among community partners.  They can improve program design.  They can build common service learning and internship structures.
  4. Students should not have to leave their communities behind when they transfer from a two-year to a four-year school.  They should not have to sever connections to the places they have worked, done service learning or volunteered. Students have a rich understanding of their communities, deep connections to them, and those understandings and connections should be a source of strength for both students and their programs, not something that they have to abandon.
  5. In a civic pathways program, students have opportunities for progressive community participation from volunteer work to paid internships in the same organizations.

And we envision the following programmatic possibilities:

  1. Majors:  civic-infused majors which do not have community college equivalents
  2. Minors:  the best example may be the civic minor in urban education
  3. Degrees:  civic-related degrees where there can be close collaboration between two- and four-year schools
  4. Documentation:  shared documentation which might include a co-curricular transcript; jointly used community engagement or service learning forms, or other forms of community engagement documentation
  5. Shared civic projects:  community-based programs, voter registration programs and other forms of civic projects that could be joint two-year – four-year programs
  6. Shared Infrastructure:  the possibility of creating a center for community engagement that is jointly operated by a two-year and four-year institution, when those two institutions are either co-located or nearby
  7. Shared assessment tools:  two-year and four-year institutions could develop shared assessment instruments
  8. Shared community agencies:  from the perspective of community organizations, creating unified forms procedures and practices that simplify the way that agencies and organizations interact with both two-year and four-year institutions. Such sharing would increase the number resources and increase coordination, while providing greater continuity for both the community organization and for students

We hope you’ll join us in Louisville for this conversation, but, more than that, we hope that the planning that takes place there and its subsequent actions will fuel efforts to create and advance civic pathways.  We are convinced that these civic pipelines can be designed to advance student retention and success and to promote the civic health of our democracy through the preparation and graduation of informed, engaged citizens.

Civic Pathways Strand Sessions:
Note: These are denoted in the mobile app program by “(CP)” before the session title

Of particular note, the breakfast we mentioned above:

  • Friday, June 6
    7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
    Salon X
    (CP) Breakfast Session:  Civic Pathways Planning Meeting (open to all)
    A follow-up to Thursday’s opening plenary conversation, this breakfast session is intended to serve as a planning and organizing meeting for collaborative efforts between ADP and TDC to create, expand and scale-up civic pathways between our campuses.
    Facilitators:  Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, ADP National Manager; and Stephanie South, TDC National Coordinator, AASCU

You can download a Word document containing all of the (CP) Civic Pathways-themed sessions here.

#ADPTDC14: Sign up to Participate in our Inaugural Day of Service in Louisville!


New this Year:
ADP/TDC Day of Service
Thursday, June 5 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Louisville, KY

hands (3)In keeping with the spirit of civic and community engagement efforts on our campuses, we’re pleased to announce a new ADP/TDC Day of Service to be held annually during our National Meeting. With your participation, we’ll contribute to our host cities and engage in compassionate and meaningful service projects.
For this year’s Day of Service, we’ve chosen Louisville’s Family Scholar House, Inc. Family Scholar House is changing lives, families and communities through education. It seeks to end the cycle of poverty by giving single-parent students the support they need to earn a four-year college degree. The educational focus of the Family Scholar House resonates with AASCU’s mission and goals.

We invite up to 40 of our attendees to spend the morning participating in various activities for children and families, such as the toddler book club, games and field-day activities, and art projects.

Our local business partner, O’Shea’s, will provide staff members to join in the effort. O’Shea’s, also the location of our closing reception, is a local leader of businesses working to support the Louisville community.

GiveGab, a sponsor of #ADPTDC14, will help facilitate and promote our inaugural day of service. GiveGab staff will join us on site and will launch a page on their platform dedicated to this event.

Event Details: The event will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 5. Transportation will be provided and participants will be back to the conference hotel in time to participate in afternoon preconference sessions (which run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.). A light breakfast and lunch, as well as a t-shirt for each participant, will be provided.

Please complete this 2014 Day of Service registration form to sign up for our inaugural ADP/TDC Day of Service.

If you haven’t yet registered for #ADPTDC14, you can do so and find additional information about our national meeting here: http://www.aascu.org/meetings/adptdc14/ 

[#ADPTDC14 Update] Earlybird Registration Rates End 4/30

It's Coming

Proposals have been reviewed and accepted.

Specific dates and times for sessions will be going out by the end of April.

Pre-con sessions have been finalized (more information coming soon).

Plenary speakers are soon to be announced.

And on April 30th, Earlybird Registration Rates for this year’s national meeting, held June 5-7 in Louisville, KY, will expire, so if you haven’t already, you should get registered by clicking here.

You can read more about what this year’s national meeting has to offer, including our inaugural Day of Service here, and you’ll find important information below about dates and registration fees and how to reserve a room at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.

Additional information can be found here.


Registration Fees:
Registration Fees include all program sessions and materials; reception on Thursday evening; breakfast on Friday; and lunch and a closing reception on Saturday.

Earlybird Fees (register by Wednesday April 30)
Individual Fee: $545
Team Member Registration Fee: $485
Student Registration Fee: $395 (only pertains to undergraduate students)
Non-Member Registration Fee: $625

Fees starting May 1
Individual Fee: $625
Team Member Registration Fee: $545
Student Registration Fee: $425 (only pertains to undergraduate students)
Non-Member Registration Fee: $725

How to Register
:

Please select among the three options below:


OPTION 1:
ADP Members – Click here to register online
NOTE: Please click this LOGIN HELP if you have trouble using the online registration form.

OPTION 2:
Register via the downloadable registration form, to be mailed or faxed in.
Download ADP Reg Form (pdf)

OPTION 3:
You may also contact Felicia Durham at (202) 478-4673 to register for this meeting.


Accommodations

Hotel

Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 West Jefferson
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Phone: 502-627-5045
Fax: 502-627-5044
Toll-free: 800-533-0127

Room Rate

  • The special conference rate is $169 for a single/double room plus 15.01% tax (current tax rate may change)
  • A triple occupancy room is $ 179.00 and a quad occupancy room is 189.00 plus 15.01% tax (current tax rate may change)
  • To obtain this rate, you must book your room by Wednesday May 14, 2014.
  • Please book in the room block to receive complimentary Wi-Fi in your guest room. AASCU will be providing Wi-Fi in the meeting space as well.

Hotel reservations can be made online

  • All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card or by American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
  • Any reservation canceled within (24) hours of the arrival date, will be charged for one (1) night’s room and tax.

#ADPTDC14 Early Bird Registration Rates until April 30: Register Now!

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Our Early Bird Registration rates expire on April 30! Register now to take advantage of these lower rates!

The meeting begins on Thursday, June 5 with a series of meetings and workshops, a day of service, our campus and friends showcase, a late afternoon opening plenary and a reception; it concludes with a closing reception on Saturday evening, June 7.

You’ll find important information below about dates and registration fees, how to reserve a room at the Marriott Louisville Downtown, and how to submit a proposal. Additional information can be found here:  http://www.aascu.org/meetings/adptdc14/ 

Registration Fees:

Registration Fees include all program sessions and materials; reception on Thursday evening; breakfast on Friday; and lunch and a closing reception on Saturday.

Early Bird Fees (register by Wednesday, April 30)
Individual Fee: $545
Team Member Registration Fee: $485
Student Registration Fee: $395 (only pertains to undergraduate students)
Non-Member Registration Fee: $625

Fees starting May 1
Individual Fee: $625
Team Member Registration Fee: $545
Student Registration Fee: $425 (only pertains to undergraduate students)
Non-Member Registration Fee: $725

How to Register
:

Please select among the three options below:

OPTION 1:
Click here to register online
NOTE: Please click this LOGIN HELP if you have trouble using the online registration form.

OPTION 2:
Register via the Download ADP Reg Form (pdf) to be mailed or faxed in.

OPTION 3:
You may also contact Felicia Durham at (202) 478-4673 to register for this meeting.

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You can also book your hotel room!

Hotel
Louisville Marriott Downtown

280 West Jefferson
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Phone: 502-627-5045
Fax: 502-627-5044
Toll-free: 800-533-0127

Room Rate

  • The special conference rate is $169 for a single/double room plus 15.01% tax (current tax rate may change)
  • A triple occupancy room is $ 179.00 and a quad occupancy room is 189.00 plus 15.01% tax (current tax rate may change)
  • To obtain this rate, you must book your room by Wednesday May 14, 2014.
  • Please book in the room block to receive complimentary Wi-Fi in your guest room. AASCU will be providing Wi-Fi in the meeting space as well.

Hotel reservations can be made online

  • All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card or by American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
  • Any reservation canceled within (24) hours of the arrival date, will be charged for one (1) night’s room and tax.

Registration Open for 2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting

adptdc14Registration Open for 2014 ADP/TDC National Meeting
June 5-7, 2014 | Marriott Louisville Downtown | Louisville, Kentucky
“Forging Civic Pathways for Students Between Our Institutions”

Please join us in Louisville, Kentucky for the American Democracy Project’s (ADP) 12th annual national meeting and The Democracy Commitment’s (TDC) 4th annual national meeting at the Marriott Louisville Downtown. Register here!

New this year are our Day of Service on June 5 and our Early Bird Registration rates which expire on April 30! Register now to take advantage of these lower rates!

The meeting begins on Thursday, June 5 with a series of meetings and workshops, a day of service, our campus and friends showcase, a late afternoon opening plenary and a reception; it concludes with a closing reception on Saturday evening, June 7.

You’ll find important information below about dates and registration fees, how to reserve a room at the Marriott Louisville Downtown, and how to submit a proposal. Additional information can be found here: http://www.aascu.org/meetings/adptdc14/


Registration Fees:

Registration Fees include all program sessions and materials; reception on Thursday evening; breakfast on Friday; and lunch and a closing reception on Saturday.

Earlybird Fee (register by Wednesday, April 30)
Individual Fee: $545
Team Member Registration Fee: $485
Student Registration Fee: $395 (only pertains to undergraduate students)
Non-Member Registration Fee: $625

Fee starting May 1
Individual Fee: $625
Team Member Registration Fee: $545
Student Registration Fee: $425 (only pertains to undergraduate students)
Non-Member Registration Fee: $725

How to Register
:

Please select among the three options below:

OPTION 1:
Click here to register online
NOTE: Please click this LOGIN HELP if you have trouble using the online registration form.

OPTION 2:
Register via the Download ADP Reg Form (pdf) to be mailed or faxed in.

OPTION 3:
You may also contact Felicia Durham at (202) 478-4673 to register for this meeting.


Call for Proposals (CFP) | Due February 16, 2014


Accommodations

Hotel

Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 West Jefferson
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Phone: 502-627-5045
Fax: 502-627-5044
Toll-free: 800-533-0127

Room Rate

  • The special conference rate is $169 for a single/double room plus 15.01% tax (current tax rate may change)
  • A triple occupancy room is $ 179.00 and a quad occupancy room is 189.00 plus 15.01% tax (current tax rate may change)
  • To obtain this rate, you must book your room by Wednesday May 14, 2014.
  • Please book in the room block to receive complimentary Wi-Fi in your guest room. AASCU will be providing Wi-Fi in the meeting space as well.

Hotel reservations can be made online

  • All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card or by American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
  • Any reservation canceled within (24) hours of the arrival date, will be charged for one (1) night’s room and tax.
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