Welcome to the third issue of ADP’s Civic Engagement Newsletter in our new format. We hope you’ll take a moment to catch up on our latest work and learn about upcoming events and opportunities for engagement.
As our 15th anniversary approaches in 2018, ADP is launching a campaign to fund and grow our civic learning and community engagement work. We’re focused on identifying foundations and potential donors interested in funding work to ensure students are prepared to be the informed, engaged citizens our democracy needs. If you have ideas, please be sure to share them with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to apply to be an ADP Civic Fellow or a CLDE student intern!
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– Jen Domagal-Goldman, ADP National Manager
Call for ADP Civic Fellow Applications
Higher education professionals and scholars have the opportunity to become ADP Civic Fellows, a new initiative of AASCU’s American Democracy Project. Civic Fellows will have the span of a one-year renewable term to develop their own research and ideas to design and advance ADP programming on a national scale. Applications are due on Friday, August 18th, 2017 and must be submitted to Jennifer Domagal-Goldman at email@example.com. For questions, please contact Jennifer Domagal-Goldman at 202-478-7833.
Learn more about the ADP Civic Fellow opportunity here and here and find the application here.
LEAP for Democracy Initiative
AASCU’S American Democracy Project (ADP) and FELN’s Campus Vote Project (CVP) created a new “LEAP for Democracy” initiative to involve AASCU HBCUs in nonpartisan electoral education and engagement. Participating campuses will sign up for the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) and will complete the Students Learn, Students Vote (SLSV) Checklist, including designating a point person, forming a committee, and drafting a plan for democratic engagement on campus.
ADP and CVP are in the process of working with several HBCUs from DC, MD, VA, NC, OH, and MO to develop robust, nonpartisan voter education and engagement programs. If your campus is interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the LEAP for Democracy Initiative here.
Call for Student #CLDE18 Interns
ADP, TDC and NASPA proudly offer the opportunity for three students to have a voice on the 2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE18) Meeting planning committee. The three selected student interns will be provided free registration to the June 6-9 conference in Anaheim, Calif. in exchange for their work on the program planning committee. Interns will organize a student symposium; actively promote the conference to students through blog posts, emails and social media; coordinate student gatherings at the meeting; volunteering onsite; and participating in monthly planning calls.
Intern applications are due September 15.
Campus Spotlight | James Madison University
Margaret M. Mulrooney, Associate Vice Provost for University Programs and Professor of History, wrote a guest blog post about liberty, learning and civic engagement at her institution, James Madison University in Virginia. Read her blog post here.
ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge | Awards Nomination
ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, an ADP partner organization, invites you to to nominate outstanding colleagues and students for their Standout Faculty, Standout Administrator and Standout Student Awards. These awards will be granted to individuals from campuses that participate in the ALL IN Challenge on October 19, 2017 at the ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC. Learn more about the awards here.
Nominations are due by August 31, 2017 and you can submit your nominations here.
Save-the-Date | November 3-4, 2017 Engaged Campus Institute in DC
Plan to join us at the AASCU offices in Washington, DC for a two-day institute for teams of up to three people per campus. Campus teams will complete an engaged campus inventory and leave the institute with a campus community engagement action plan and prepared to apply for the 2020 Carnegie Community Engaged Campus Designation (applications open spring 2018).
More information will be forthcoming; contact email@example.com with questions.