The latest issue (Vol. 5, No. 2) of the eJournal of Public Affairs, a collaboration between Missouri State University and AASCU’s American Democracy Project, is now live on the eJournal website: ejournal.missouristate.edu/.
This “Educating for Democracy” issue guest edited by Nancy Thomas and Jodi Benenson focuses on the need to recalibrate current approaches to civic engagement in higher education to cover political learning and student engagement with democracy. It covers a range of topics, from responsible voting to college student political activism. The Editors want to emphasize the significance for the timing of this release at the end of such a controversial election. Political learning should not be relegated to an election season – it’s year-round. By cultivating habits of political and deliberative engagement on campuses that foster a culture that supports it, students will increase their capacity for political learning, discourse, and agency. This issue concerns both representative democracy (voting, running for office), activism (protest, mobilizing others) and deliberative democracy) dialog, issue forums, and multi-publics). It poses solutions that are relevant beyond the election season, when establishing habits of political engagement are most important and effective.
The release also marks the first issue publication since the death of the eJournal’s Managing Editor, Dr. Marc Cooper. The current issue features a dedication to Dr. Cooper found under Front Matter.
Table of Contents
||Dr. Marc Cooper Dedication
|Andrew P Lokie
||Community Colleges and Educating for Democracy
|Carrie B. Kisker,
John J. Theis,
Alberto R. Olivas
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Well-Being and Higher Education: A Strategy for Change and the Realization of Education’s Greater Purposes. August 2016. Edited by Donald W. Harward. From Bringing Theory to Practice and AAC&U. Read an excerpt online.
Hunger On Campus: The Challenge of Food Insecurity for College Students. October 2016. By James Dubick, Brandon Mathews and Clare Cady. From College & University Food Bank Alliance, National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, Student Government Resource Center, and Student Public Interest Research Groups. Download the full report here (pdf).
Hispanic-Serving State College and Universities Aim to Boost Political, Civic Engagement. September 19, 2016. By Michelle Davis. From Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine. Read the full article, which features ADP campuses the University of Houston-Downtown and California State University Chico, here.
Well-Being and Higher Education: A Strategy for Change and the Realization of Education’s Greater Purposes
Edited by Donald W. Harward (2016)
The newest release from Bringing Theory to Practice, Well-Being and Higher Education, explores the multiple connections of well-being to higher education and why those connections matter—for the individual lives of students and those who teach; for the institution; and for whether or not the unique promise of higher education to a democratic society can be advanced and realized.
The publication’s thirty-five original essays and provocations—by some of the most highly respected voices within and beyond the academy—address the theoretical underpinnings and practical expressions of these connections. Articles include “Higher Education, the Struggle for Democracy, and the Possibility of Classroom Grace”; “Why Well-Being is Fundamental to Liberal Learning”; “Honoring the Humanity of Our Students”; “Thriving: Expanding the Goal of Higher Education”; and “College Makes Me Feel Dangerous: On Well-Being and Nontraditional Students.”
Well-Being and Higher Education opens the discussion on learning’s connection to well-being; responds to current challenges against the state of higher education today; and brings to the forefront a conversation considering the greater purposes of higher education and the need to preserve and revive the institution’s role to look beyond itself to a greater good.
Read an excerpt online.
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Exclusive Analysis: Donald Trump and Young Voters
CIRCLE has released a comprehensive analysis of Donald Trump’s level of support from young people during the 2016 primaries. It examines how Trump’s support from young voters stacks up with previous Republican nominees, as well as implications for the general election. Major findings include:
- Generally, Donald Trump received a lower level of support from youth than from older voters
- Trump received a slightly larger proportion of estimated youth votes in the primary season than previous Republican nominees McCain and Romney
- As a whole, young people view Trump unfavorably, with young women and youth of color viewing him even more unfavorably. Meanwhile, young people with less formal education showed greater levels of support for Trump in the primaries.
“With less than five months until Election Day, Mr. Trump’s campaign has both challenges and opportunities with young voters,” writes CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg. “On the one hand, the youth electorate has been very active this year, with youth participation in the GOP and Democratic contests more evenly split than in recent presidential cycles. On the other hand, youth of color and young women are currently the least likely groups to support Trump.”
Read more, and find all of CIRCLE’s political data and analysis at the CIRCLE 2016 Election Center.
Guest Posts on Youth Political Engagement Beyond Elections
CIRCLE’s current guest post series explores how youth electoral engagement can have broader goals, including connections to civic life and democracy more generally. Three recent posts by practitioners make valuable contributions to that conversation:
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