Metropolitan Universities journal issue 28.1: Urban Food Networks, released in February, tackled the often complicated relationships between urban and metropolitan communities and the food systems they rely on. Authors in this issue explored how their academic institutions are taking steps to study and bring positive initiatives to change the conversations about food systems at their campus and the surrounding communities.
Three urban community farms community gardens in Cleveland, OH, Washington, D.C., and Richmond, VA, have been increasing community access to fresh food and are the feature of a recent article and photo gallery.
Click here to take a closer look at their efforts.
If you haven’t had a chance to read this issue, dive right in with articles such as:
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Also, keep an eye out: Metropolitan Universities issue 28.2: Charting the Future of Metropolitan Universities—DC Conference Issue will be published in May.
The Campus Election Engagement Project has created a set of nonpartisan resources that may be useful to your campus curricular and co-curricular program efforts:
- HOW CAMPUSES CAN TALK ABOUT THE PROPOSED FEDERAL BUDGET
With President Trump’s proposed budget touching every aspect of American life, Campus Election Engagement Project has pulled together a nonpartisan resource on ways campuses can use this teachable moment to bring discussion of the budget’s implications into classes throughout the curriculum, and to distribute it in other ways. CEEP has included framing questions, links to key summaries, and examples of how different disciplines can weave it into the curriculum. Given how much the budget affects every community in America, CEEP hopes you’ll distribute it as widely as possible to Deans, Department Chairs, your faculty Senate chair, and faculty in general. You can also distribute it to the campus newspaper, and to student affairs staffers who might be able to arrange community discussions or discussions in dorms. Here’s a PDF version as well as this link to the version on the website.
- THE GORSUCH SUPREME COURT NOMINATION: A NONPARTISAN GUIDE
With the hearings on Judge Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination underway, CEEP created an updated nonpartisan guide based on his parallels with Justice Scalia. Please circulate to anyone who could use it in classrooms or other campus discussions, or anyone who’d be interested off-campus. You’ll find a mobile-friendly version here and printable PDF link here.
- WHAT IS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER? GUIDE
Give the number of executive orders released recently and the controversy and legal actions surrounding some, you may find the CEEP/Rock The Vote guide on presidential executive orders useful. You’ll find updated version here.
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
For more information about the eJournal of Public Affairs and its latest issue, visit the website at Current Issue or go to Contact page for more information.
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.