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 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 area…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:
In the next post for the GLBT KC Blog Series, member Angela Zippin discusses changing policies on campuses impacting the LGBTQ+ community.
In this special edition of NASPA Right Now, NASPA President Kevin Kruger has penned an open letter to further discuss Indiana's SB 101, its impact on the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference, and how NASPA is responding.
Get to know Sonja Ardoin, one of the co-presenters of "Movin' On Up! The Complex Navigation of Shifting from Low Class to Middle Class Ways of Life for Student Affairs Educators" at the NASPA 2015 Conference. SCIHE is excited to be co-sponsoring this session.
I stood in the DePaul University student center earlier this year with one of the most active multi-racial students I work with. Together, a team of staff on our campus had been working with her and others to develop a new multi-racial student organization on campus.