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Economic Inequality Initiative: WSU (Utah) seeks to establish Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality

Weber State University (Utah) is one of 30 ADP and TDC campuses engaged in our joint national Economic Inequality initiative.

An excerpt of a local news story about WSU’s efforts to acquire land in downtown Odgen, Utah (where the campus is located) to house its Community Outreach Center and to establish a new Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality is included below. The full story from the Standard Examiner can be found here:  http://www.standard.net/Education/2015/03/19/WSU-seeks-approval-for-land-purchase-and-poverty-center.

WSU’s trustees also unanimously passed a request to establish a Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality.

“Weber State is one of 21 colleges and universities selected to participate in the national initiative by the American Association of State Colleges and University’s American Democracy Project, to focus on looking at poverty and inequality, and how that affects democracy in this country,” said Kevin Sullivan, the board’s vice chairman.

WSU was selected, in part, because of the demographics of the area served by the school.

Professional Development: CFP for IUPUI’s 2015 Assessment Institute

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

Consider submitting a proposal to the 2015 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis October 25 – 27, 2015. There will be special tracks for community engagement and HIPs, as well as two pre-institute sessions on assessing community-engaged activities. Please consider submitting a proposal by March 15.

To submit a proposal, go to: http://www.planning.iupui.edu/ai.

For more information, please consult our website:  http://www.assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu or contact us at:
Phone:  (317) 274-4111; Fax: (317) 274-4651
Email:  planning@iupui.edu

We will feature special track plenary sessions and workshops emphasizing assessment in:

  • Community Engagement – Coordinators: Julie Hatcher and Kristin Norris, IUPUI
  • ePortfolios – Coordinators:  Susan Kahn and Susan Scott, IUPUI
  • Faculty Development -Coordinator:   Megan Palmer, IUPUI
  • Global Learning – Coordinators:  Gil Latz, IUPUI; and Darla Deardorff, Duke University
  • Graduate/Graduate Professional Education - Coordinators:  Sherry Jimenez and Sarah Zahl, Marian University; and NaShara Mitchell, IUPUI
  • High Impact Practices (First-Year, Learning Communities, Service Learning, Capstones, etc.) – Coordinators:  Sarah Baker, Julie Hatcher, Kristin Norris, and Jennifer Thorington-Springer, IUPUI
  • Student Affairs Programs and Services - Coordinators:  Zebulun Davenport, IUPUI; and Katie Busby, Tulane University

In addition, we will present SESSIONS WITH NATIONAL ASSESSMENT LEADERS, a poster session, and additional learning opportunities emphasizing:

  • Accreditation
  • Assessment in General Education
  • Assessment in All Major Fields
  • Assessment Methods
  • Assessment in Community Colleges
  • Institution-Wide Data Collection/Use
  • Use of Technologies in Assessment
KEYNOTE PANEL: Thomas A. Angelo, Queens University of Charlotte; Trudy W. Banta, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Peter T. Ewell, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems; George D. Kuh, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment; Jeffrey A. Seybert, Higher Education Consultant

ADP in the News | October 5, 2014 Edition

ADP in the News is a compilation of brief updates about American Democracy Project activities at ADP colleges and universities and is a semi-regular news feature on our blog. Below you will find the latest edition of this series.

If you have an ADP event you’d like posted in this format, please email adp@aascu.org.

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Texas A&M University – Kingsville’s ADP sponsored a Constitution Day lecture on September 17 by political science assistant professor Travis Braidwood. The talk, titled “You Can’t Say That: the Constitutionality of Regulating Seditious Speech in America” was held in the Student Union and covered

the history of regulating seditious speech in the United States. Read more.

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The American Democracy Project at Fort Hays State University (Kan.) presents a seminar on the Ukraine. Read more.

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In Wisconsin, a candidate forum will be hosted by community partners including UW Oshkosh’s ADP and the local League of Women Voters. Read more.

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The University of Northern Iowa’s ADP will sponsor a Mandela panel in an event free and open to the public. Read more.

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ADP’s campus coordinator at Indiana University South Bend, Elizabeth Bennion, began a new season as host of the television show “Politically Speaking” on Sunday, October 5. “Politically Speaking” is the PBS station’s (WNIT Public Television — Channel 34.1) longest-running locally-produced program. Read more.

 


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