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Partner and Friend Spotlight: 4 Resources from Everyday Democracy

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Top 4 Resources from Everyday Democracy
Did you know that Everyday Democracy has many resources to help you create community change including discussion guideshandouts and worksheetshow-to handbooks, and reports.

To get you started, here are the top four resources from Everyday Democracy:

  1. Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation Discussion Guide
    This discussion guide is designed to help all kinds of people take part in meaningful dialogue to examine gaps among racial and ethnic groups and create institutional and policy change.
  2. Protecting Communities, Serving the Public Discussion Guide
    This discussion guide designed to help communities bring police and residents together to build trust and respect, develop better policies, and make changes for safer communities.
  3. A Guide for Training Public Dialogue Facilitators
    This comprehensive training curriculum includes advice for creating a training program for both youth and adults, with expanded facilitator training, plus suggestions for ongoing support and evaluation of dialogue facilitators.
  4. Organizing Community-Wide Dialogue for Action and Change
    This comprehensive guide to help you develop a community-wide dialogue to change program from start to finish.

NERCHE Announces 2015 Lynton Award Finalists


NERCHE and the Center for Engaged Democracy at Merrimack College are delighted to announce the selection of eight finalists for the 2015 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. The pool of candidates was extraordinary and represents a range of institutions and disciplines.

Ernest Lynton framed faculty scholarly activity as inclusive, collaborative, and problem-oriented work in which academics share knowledge-generating tasks with the public and involve community partners and students as participants in public problem solving. The community-engaged work of the following faculty members serves as a model of the public scholarship that Lynton championed:

  • Eric DeMeulenaere, Education Department, Clark University
  • Robert Glover, Department of Political Science and Honors College, University of Maine
  • Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, Sociology; Institute for the Study of Latin America & the Caribbean, University of South Florida
  • Rebecca Shlafer, Pediatrics; Developmental Child Psychology, University of Minnesota
  • Shannon Sparks, Civic Society and Community Studies and American Indian Studies Program, Applied Medical Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Linda Sprague Martinez, Macro Practice Department, Social Work, Public Health, Boston University School of Social Work
  • Mara Tieken, Education, Bates College
  • Alma Trinidad, School of Social Work, Portland State University

To learn more about each finalist, visit the NERCHE or CED website.

The Award recipient will be announced in early August 2015, and the Award will be presented at the 4th Annual Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement on November 14, 2015, at the University of Massachusetts Boston. (Register for the Lynton Colloquium here.)

NERCHE and the Center for Engaged Democracy would like to thank the Lynton Award finalists, as well as all of the nominees, for their commitment to connecting their teaching, research/creative activity, and service to community engagement in the context of social justice and for pushing the boundaries of faculty work in fundamentally new directions.

To learn more about the Lynton Award, click here. For additional information about the Lynton Colloquium, please visit the NERCHE or CED websites.

What’s New with ADP? Summer 2015 Edition

by American Democracy Project on July 30, 2015




What We’re Reading 

  • Wilderness and the Common Good-A New Ethic of Citizenship
    University of Wisconsin La Crosse political science faculty member Jo Arney has a new book out — Wilderness and the Common Good: A New Ethic of Citizenship (Fulcrum, 2015). Arney is one of the ADP faculty members leading our Stewardship of Public Lands 2015 faculty seminar as well as curating the emerging Stewardship of Public Lands AASCU National Blended Course. Read more here.
  • New Report on the Health of State Democracies
    The Center for American Progress (CAP) released a new report about the health of state democracies.  At a panel discussion in early July, Delegate Alfonso Lopez (D-VA), former state senator Nina Turner (D-OH), political/election law attorney Dara Lindenbaum, and Senator Richard Katz (R-ME) shared their thoughts about the topic with moderator Michele Jawando of CAP. Read more here.

#CLDE15 Meeting in Review: Leveraging Academic and Student Affairs Partnerships to Advance Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement
Our recent 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting in New Orleans, La. brought together a collection of faculty, students, administrators, community partners and representatives from our national sponsor and partner organizations committed to advancing civic learning and democratic engagement through higher education. Collectively, we considered one of higher education’s civic missions: to act as stewards of the communities they inhabit as well as to prepare students to be stewards of their present and future communities. Read more here.

Examining Economic Inequality at SUNY Cortland
In June, SUNY Cortland, one of 30 campuses participating in our ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative, launched a monthly series of lunchtime talks addressing issues of economic inequality. The goal of the initiative is to bring together the area’s campus and community members to study the relationships between economic inequality, public policy, business opportunity, social mobility and civic engagement. Members discuss issues that include student loan debt, a livable hourly wage, and poverty. Read more here.

AASCU Policy Publication: Partnering for Prosperity
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is pleased to present Partnering for Prosperity: Advancing the Institutional and State Agenda Through an Effective Collegiate State Relations Program. The report reflects AASCU’s longstanding efforts in fostering optimal state relations and state policy enabling America’s public colleges and universities to fully serve the public good. Read more here.

Partners & Friends



August 1-6:  ADP’s 2015 Stewardship of Public Lands Faculty Seminar in Yellowstone
September 17:  Constitution Day
September 22:  National Voter Registration Day
November 3:  Election Day

Funding Opportunity: Bringing Theory to Practice Grants

New Funding Available from Bringing Theory to Practice

First Deadline: August 1, 2015

Founded in 2003, Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) encourages and supports colleges and universities in developing sustainable campus cultures that reaffirm higher education’s core purposes:

Advancing higher learning and discovery
Fostering the well-being of the whole student
Serving as a public good to deepen and sustain a civic society

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