Join us for a Free Webinar on Getting Involved in NASPA
Region VI is hosting a free webinar focused on how community college student affairs and services professionals can get involved with NASPA. We'll discuss resources and opportunities for professional development, and you don't need to be a member or Region VI to participate.
Be a part of something bigger than you. Register Now for #CLDE17
As we start a new year, two poignant facts ring true for many higher education faculty and practitioners as they ponder the current state of higher education: our students and communities are too often struggling, and engaging in democracy is more important than ever.
2017 CLDE Meeting Registration is Open!
We’re pleased to announce the introduction of pre-conference workshops to be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 as part of our annual Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (#CLDE17) Meeting. Institute topics were identified by the CLDE Planning Committee and based on feedback received after the 2016 CLDE Meeting.
Reminder Proposals Due January 30th for CLDE 2017 Conference in Baltimore in June
The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and NASPA Lead Initiative are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. During this year’s Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (#CLDE17) Meeting in Baltimore, Md. from June 7-10, 2017, our goal is to bring together our collective networks of faculty, student affairs professionals, senior campus administrators, students, and community partners to advance our work to ensure that students graduate from our colleges and universities–both public and private–prepared to be the informed, engaged citizens that our communities and our democracy need. Consider submitting a proposal for this year's conference by January 30.
On Taking a Detour
In Episode 6 of Season 1 of Breaking Bad “Crazy Handful of Nothin’,” there’s a bit character named Hugo. During the episode, Walter White (who at this point is still working as a high school chemistry teacher) has to leave mid-class because he’s nauseous from chemotherapy treatment. [....] That brief appearance by Hugo the Janitor has stuck with me because what I see in him is compassion, respect, and perspective. Though his job is not glamorous, he recognizes his role in serving the institution’s mission of education.