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:
Catch up on this week’s student affairs and higher education news that 3 key takeaways from the Supreme Court’s decision on race-conscious admissions; prisoners get a ‘second chance Pell’; a new push to ban violent athletes; scaling up OER; reassessing a redesign of community colleges; and Dr. Andrew Morse, of NASPA’s RPI, offers his take on the Fisher case.
The well-intentioned student globetrotter. They travel to Africa to volunteer as orphan caregivers for a week. They spend thousands of dollars to fly to Haiti to help build a school. This “voluntourism” can look great on the surface, but is it helpful or harmful for our students and these communities?
Catch up on this week’s student affairs and higher education news that includes a call from the U.S. Dept. of Ed. to shut down a controversial accreditor of for-profit institutions; a major new community college initiative focused on increasing access through leveraging OERs; a request from the White House to reconsider using criminal history as part of the college admissions process; one woman’s dream to help undocumented immigrants find college scholarships; and heartfelt condolences to the Valencia CC community, which mourns the loss of seven students in the Orlando attack.
Our recent 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. 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.