August 17, 2017


 Monday, September 11 |  2:00 PM EST  |  60 minutes

In order to increase democratic engagement on on college and university campuses, planning needs to be intentional and activities should be documented. One promising way in which this can be accomplished is through the process of action planning.  

Action planning is a process that helps campus administrators, faculty, students, and community members focus ideas and decide what steps need to be taken to achieve institutional goals related to democratic engagement. The resulting document is the action plan that outlines their goals, and how and when they will be achieved. The action plan serves as an organizing document to increase efficiency and accountability, and makes the vision for change concrete.

In this webinar, speakers will share a new set of guidelines for writing democratic engagement action plans established by the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition. These guidelines, developed by experts, serve as set recommendations of what to include in a high-quality action plan to increase student voting rates, to help students form the habits of active and informed citizenship, and to make democratic participation a core value on campus. With a strong action plan, campuses can effectively improve engagement.


  • Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project, American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • Stephanie Reynolds, Assistant Director for Knowledge Communities and CLDE, NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education 
  • Verdis LeVar Robinson, National Director, The Democracy Commitment
  • Clarissa Unger, Civic Engagement Director, Young Invincibles

Register here.

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