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The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and the NASPA LEAD Initiative are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. Together we 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.
Strategic Partnerships and Civic Engagement on College Campuses
Institutions of higher learning must become more proactive in revitalizing American democracy. With a prevalence of newly registered voters, colleges and universities are perfectly situated to create life-long active citizens by providing students with opportunities to engage in the democratic process outside the classroom. Such opportunities are greatly enhanced by partnerships with diverse academic departments and organizations both on campus and within the local community.
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Integral, Relational, Organic, and Generative: Pedagogy for a Thriving Democracy
In this post, we ask: What approaches to teaching and learning can succeed in achieving these profoundly ambitious learning outcomes? In particular, we must grapple with the question of how to educate in ways that do not subtly reproduce the dehumanizing, disempowering aspects of our broader culture. Within the academy, these cultural conventions can take the form of boundaries, hierarchies, and protocols that isolate faculty and staff members and reduce them to content transmitters and service providers. Those same conventions can undermine students’ agency and sense of connection to each other and to their communities.
Centering on Civility: Leveraging Centers for an Engaged Campus
As an institution, our collective goal is to reach every student with Community Engaged Learning opportunities. Community engaged learning is a high-impact learning practice that has been identified by our faculty as a shared priority. This shared goal led to the creation of new General Education learning outcomes and a new curriculum, which is currently in development. Our hope continues to be that through the collaborative work of these two centers, students, staff, faculty, and community members would receive the benefit of strategically leveraged resources, expanded course offerings, stronger community relationships, and better engagement data.
Tori Svoboda in the 2018 NASPA KC Online Publication!
Dr. Svoboa considers class in academic and career advising, offering tips for transforming advising practices to overcome assumptions in the SCIHE contribution to the 2018 KC Online Publication