662 people, representing 205 colleges and universities as well as 41 other organizations, participated in #CLDE15.
Posts tagged ‘ADP/TDC/NASPA Meeting’
The 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE15) promises to a meaningful professional development opportunity and gathering of the civic engagement and democratic engagement community in higher education. CLDE15 is rapidly approaching and we want to remind you to book your hotel rooms by May 13, 2015 to take advantage of our group rate.
If you haven’t booked your hotel room yet, please be sure to reserve your room at the New Orleans Marriott at the conference rate before Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by following this link.
We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans for this meaningful professional development opportunity. For more information on speakers, the conference schedule and to register if you haven’t already, please click here.
We’re pleased to announce the speakers for our opening plenary session at the 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, La., on Thursday, June 4th:
Plan to join us for the 9 a.m. start to the conference for ADP, TDC and NASPA-focused organizing sessions and workshops.
The opening plenary session begins at 2 p.m. and is followed by a reception and a screening of the NEH-funded, PBS documentary “Freedom Summer” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Register now! The early-bird registration deadline is April 27, 2015. For more information about the CLDE15 meeting, go here. Also, book your hotel rooms at the New Orleans Marriott by May 13, 2015 to get the group discounted rate.
Opening Plenary Speakers | Thursday, June 4, 2015, 2 p.m.
Nancy Cantor is Chancellor of Rutgers University – Newark (N.J.). An internationally known social psychologist, she has a long and distinguished record as a leader in higher education. She is widely recognized for advocating for universities to be not traditional “ivory towers” removed from the problems of the world, but to be anchor institutions in their communities that collaborate with partners from all sectors to fulfill higher education’s promise as an engine of discovery, innovation, and social mobility, as well as a cultivator of democratic practice. Cantor is invited to lecture and write extensively on this theme, as well as on other crucial issues in higher education such as rewarding public scholarship, sustainability, liberal arts education, the status of women in the academy, and racial justice and diversity.
She previously was chancellor and president of Syracuse University; chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan, where she was closely involved in the university’s defense of affirmative action in the cases Grutter andGratz, decided by the Supreme Court in 2003. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Cantor is a board member of the American Institutes for Research, New York Academy of Sciences, University of California at Davis Board of Advisers, and Say Yes to Education Foundation.
She has been honored with numerous awards, including the Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award from the American Council on Education, the Woman of Achievement Award from the Anti-Defamation League, the Making a Difference for Women Award from the National Council for Research on Women, and the Frank W. Hale, Jr. Diversity Leadership Award from the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, and in 2008 received one of higher education’s highest honors, the Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award.
William “Bro” Adams is the 10th chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Adams, president of Colby College in Waterville, Maine from 2000 until his retirement on June 30, 2014, is a committed advocate for liberal arts education and brings to the Endowment a long record of leadership in higher education and the humanities.
A native of Birmingham, Michigan and son of an auto industry executive, Adams earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Colorado College and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz History of Consciousness Program. He studied in France as a Fulbright Scholar before beginning his career in higher education with appointments to teach political philosophy at Santa Clara University in California and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He went on to coordinate the Great Works in Western Culture program at Stanford University and to serve as vice president and Secretary of Wesleyan University. He became president of Bucknell University in 1995 and president of Colby College in 2000.
Adams’s formal education was interrupted by three years of service in the Army, including one year in Vietnam. It was partly that experience, he says, that motivated him to study and teach in the humanities. “It made me serious in a certain way,” he says. “And as a 20-year-old combat infantry advisor, I came face to face, acutely, with questions that writers, artists, philosophers, and musicians examine in their work — starting with, ‘What does it mean to be human?’”
Adams, nicknamed Bro by his father in honor of a friend who died in World War Two, is married to Lauren Sterling, philanthropy specialist at Educare Central Maine and has a daughter and a stepson.
We’re pleased to announce the speaker for our closing plenary session at the 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, La. on Saturday, June 6th. Plan to join us for a closing lunch and a conversation with Danielle Allen, renowned political philosopher and author of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality (2014).
Saturday, June 6, 2015 | 1 p.m.
Closing Plenary Speaker
Danielle Allen, Political Philosopher and Author of Our Declaration
Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality
In just 1,337 words, the Declaration of Independence altered the course of history. Written in 1776, it is the most profound document in the history of government since the Magna Carta, signed nearly 800 years ago in 1215. Yet despite its paramount importance, the Declaration, curiously, is rarely read from start to finish—much less understood.
In this talk, Danielle Allen dives into the history of democracy through the framework of the Declaration. She presents the text as a coherent and riveting argument about equality: an animating force that could and did transform the course of our everyday lives. Challenging so much of our conventional political wisdom, she boldly makes the case that we cannot have freedom as individuals without equality among us as a people. With cogent analysis and passionate advocacy, this talk thrillingly affirms the enduring significance of America’s founding text, ultimately revealing what democracy actually means and what it asks of us.
Danielle Allen is a renowned political philosopher and MacArthur Genius with the powerful ability to connect us to complex ideas about democracy, citizenship, and justice. In her new “tour de force” (New York Review of Books), Our Declaration, she explores America’s founding document and its continuing relevance in our society. A bold, incisive speaker, Allen challenges us to look beyond what we think we already know.
Danielle Allen is a political philosopher widely known for her work on justice and citizenship. A former right-wing Republican, Allen became interested in the gap between America’s rich and poor and turned her views toward fighting inequality. “Fast-forward two decades, two doctorates, one $500,000 ‘genius grant’ and a chair at Princeton,” writes the Guardian of Allen’s career, “and her work on contemporary citizenship is helping shape progressive politics on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Allen has been named the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard and a professor in the university’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Government Department (starting July 2015). She is currently a professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and is the former dean of humanities at the University of Chicago. She is a contributor to the UK Labour party’s policy review, is on the board of the Pulitzer Prize, and is a trustee at Princeton University. She previously worked on President Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, founded the Civic Knowledge Project to offer university lectures to the Chicago’s poor, and was an instructor for the Odyssey Project (courses for adults at or below the poverty line). In 2002, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for her ability to combine “the classicist’s careful attention to texts and language with the political theorist’s sophisticated and informed engagement.”
Allen is the author of The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens (2000), Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown v. Board of Education (2004), Why Plato Wrote (2010), and Our Declaration (2014). She is a frequent public lecturer and regular guest on public radio, and has contributed to the Washington Post, Boston Review, Democracy, Cabinet, and The Nation.
Call for Proposals EXTENDED
Proposals Now Due February 18, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time
There is still time to be a part of the 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting.
The proposal submission deadline has been extended to February 18, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Submit your proposal(s) online here.*
*Please note that we are using NASPA’s custom submission system for the call for proposals (CFP) this year.
This year’s conference theme is “The Stewardship of Place – A Civic Mission of Higher Education.” Program proposals are invited on any topic related to CLDE, particularly those concerning the following themes:
- Stewardship of Place – A Civic Mission of Higher Education
- Partnerships between Academic and Student Affairs
- Civic Pathways
- Engaging Diverse Students
- Developing Community Partnerships
- Assessment of Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement
To assist you in drafting your proposal(s), you’ll also find a Word document with the CFP prompts here: http://www.aascu.org/meetings/clde15/cfpprompt.
We look forward to seeing you at the New Orleans Marriott on June 4-June 6th. As we join the people of New Orleans in commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and the 50th anniversary of the Higher Education Act, we will explore our individual and institutional responsibilities and contributions to our democracy both in New Orleans and in the communities in which our institutions reside.