Student Government Knowledge Community Program Guide for NASPA19
In preparation for the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference, the Student Government Knowledge Community (GSKC) developed a program guide designed to draw attendees’ attention to programs, events, and other information of particular interest to attendees looking to engage with the topic of student government.
It’s All in the Name: Leadership and Civic Engagement
As believers in higher education’s public purpose, we think that leadership education should look different at a university level and reflect a public purpose. While traditional leadership development is often sold as a way to strengthen employable skills or enhance success in a career, it does not have to be at odds with public purposes. A Crucible Moment (2012) provided us with a powerful argument for a path that prepares students for both citizenship and career readiness by demonstrating employers’ desire and democracy’s need for employees with twenty-first-century skills. These twenty-first-century skills include things like effective listening, critical thinking, ability to work effectively in diverse groups, intercultural understanding, and collaborate decision making
Learn, Engage, and Represent: Preparing for the National Student Affairs Day of Action on March 12!
Collectively, student affairs professionals represent thousands of voices; working together we can make a powerful impression with policymakers on behalf of our students and our profession. Engaging with our representative democracy is essential to maintaining the health and function of our nation’s government, which is why NASPA invites you to take part in the National Student Affairs Day of Action on March 12, 2019. No matter your position, title, or area of expertise, as a student affairs professional there are a myriad of ways you can – and should – engage in public policy conversations for the benefit of you, your students, and your institution. Won’t you join #SAadvocates around the country on #NSADA19 to share your expertise and insight with policymakers?
A Day at the Polls: Encouraging Civic Action on Election Day
At times, it can seem that getting students registered is the easy part of our work – it’s everything else that comes with it that is tough. At The College at Brockport, a SUNY institution in the great state of New York, we had the opportunity to participate with other schools around the Rochester area in a pilot program called the Monroe County Election Fellows. While the primary purpose of the program was to recruit students to serve as poll workers on Election Day, the additional outcomes that were achieved proved even more rewarding.
Bursting the Campus Bubble – Bringing Civic Engagement to Campus
The Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Theory of Change highlights the value of developing a strong civic ethos on campus. UH has a multitude of programs and initiatives that reflect this ethos, beginning with the mission, goals, and values of the institution. Within the Center for Student Involvement, the ServeUH area is committed to providing civic engagement opportunities that emphasize open-mindedness, civility, and concern for the well-being of others. In addition to this, we value providing experiences for our students both inside and outside of the UH bubble.
Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement KC Program Guide for NASPA19
The Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Knowledge Community is a space for professional development, idea generation, scholarship, and discussion related to the field of civic education and public service. The CLDE KC supports student affairs professionals as they promote engaged citizenship and student development, encourage democratic participation in their communities, respect and appreciate diversity, and advocate applied learning and social responsibility.