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.
Advancing the Movement on Emergency Aid—Reflections from NASPA’s National Convening on Emergency Aid
Since 2016, NASPA has been a part of an ever evolving ecosystem of practitioners, researchers, and advocates who work to identify, promote, and implement practices to help institutions in their efforts to support students facing a financial crisis. On January 9th and 10th, NASPA convened members from this ecosystem to have cross-sector discussions on how to strengthen and scale emergency aid efforts to-date, both nationally and at institutions. This post describes a few takeaways from the convening.
Digital Badges for Community Engagement: What do you Think?
Digital badging (micro-credentials or e-badges) is a new initiative at Utah State University (USU). Digital Badges are defined by the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) as “a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality or interest that can be earned in various learning environments.”
2019 NASPA Community Colleges Division Annual Conference Guide
Join the Community Colleges Division at the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference. Take a look here to learn about featured sessions, meetings, and award winners.
Students as Ambassadors of Civic Dialogue
Student affairs professionals know that students are not absent from discussions about complicated and complex problems. While they might not readily join every conversation about every heated topic, they are certainly not indifferent to them all. Prominent recognition of students discussing, and perhaps disagreeing on, difficult subjects with other students can demonstrate a sense of community that is strengthened by, rather than shaken by, conflict and difference. It only further primes students for future public engagement in a world where conflict is inevitable and the outcomes of conflict are at least in part shaped by the resilience of those involved in and affected by it.
Resource Guides for Responding to the Department of Education’s Proposed Title IX Rule
In late November, the Department of Education published a proposed rule on Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance and opened a 60-day public comment period. While the Federal Register is not fully operational during the shutdown, public comments on the Title IX Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) are still due by January 28, and regulations.gov is functional and accepting comments. NASPA staff have developed several resources intended to help higher education leaders learn about and respond to the proposed rule. Prior to the winter break, we held several information sessions (recordings are available in the NASPA Online Learning Community) and published a 4-part blog series providing a preliminary analysis of the proposed rule. Today we released a series of Resource Guides that expand on many of the topics we highlighted in December with links to research and data that individuals and institutions can use to bolster their comments as needed.