Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) means promoting the education of students for engaged citizenship through democratic participation in their communities, respect and appreciation of diversity, applied learning and social responsibility. The CLDE focus area supports discussion, educational programming, and professional development to help student affairs professionals provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make a difference in their communities. To enhance and develop your understanding of CLDE, this focus area shares information from NASPA’s Lead Initiative, knowledge communities, NASPA conferences and events, and research and publications.
The CLDE focus area draw expertise from NASPA's members through the Lead Initiative as well as the Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs Knowledge Community's working group: Service-Learning and Community Engagement (SLCE).
While the responsibility of this task is shared among faculty, administrators, policymakers, and community leaders, the brief argues that student affairs leadership is crucial to institutionalizing civic learning and…Buy
This Legal Links issue on responding to campus protests offers student affairs professionals a resource for addressing campus protests while honoring First Amendment principles of free speech, promoting inclusion, and maintaining…Buy
What should college and university administrators do when the First Amendment seemingly conflicts with tightly held institutional values? Should administrators block, discourage, or attempt to adjudicate speech because it…Buy
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, a powerful new force, student activism, appeared on the campuses of America's colleges and universities. Student Freedom In American Higher Education brought…Buy
This updated set of Professional Competency Areas is intended to define the broad professional knowledge, skills, and, in some cases, attitudes expected of student affairs professionals regardless of their…Buy
Developed by experienced student affairs leaders who have successfully implemented cultures of evidence on their campuses, this tutorial offers practical advice and concrete examples of how to plan, create,…Buy
NASPA recognizes its campuses for promoting civic learning and democratic engagement with the following awards and initiatives:
October serving as “Careers in Student Affairs Month,” it is important to take a moment and reflect on how we got to where we are. Taking my first job as a graduate assistant in an office within the Division of Student Affairs in the summer of 2014, I had little idea of exactly what the field of student affairs was. I quickly fell in love with the work I was doing and decided to make the academic switch to student affairs.
Dr. Glennda M. Bivens on her speech about about college affordability and accessibility recently given at “The Political Party, an issues-based, action-oriented event designed to engage potential young voters by bringing together musical and performance acts, local beer and TED-like presentations from Iowans speaking on issues affecting Iowa’s young people.”
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news including black-white disparity in student loan debt; how the internet wrecked college admissions; customer service in a higher education context; middle ground on campus speech; Obama’s higher ed legacy; and balancing work and life while working at a community college.
National Search for a chair-elect for the Adult Learners and Students with Children Knowledge Community.