2019-05-28

2020 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting

June 03 – June 06, 2020
Minneapolis, MN

AASCU's American Democracy Project (ADP) and NASPA LEAD Initiative are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. Join us in Minneapolis, Minnesota for our annual conference which brings together faculty, student affairs professionals, senior campus administrators, students and community partners. Together we will 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. 

About

Our 2020 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE20) is a conference intended to facilitate exchanges of knowledge and develop a sense of community around our shared civic learning and democratic engagement work. This meeting is designed around our CLDE theory of change which poses four important questions: 

  • Purpose: What are the key features of the thriving democracy we aspire to enact and support through our work?  

  • Learning Outcomes: What knowledge, skills, and dispositions do people need in order to help create and contribute to a thriving democracy?  

  • Pedagogy: How can we best foster the acquisition and development of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for a thriving democracy?  

  • Strategy: How can we build the institutional culture, infrastructure, and relationships needed to support learning that enables a thriving democracy?    

The CLDE theory of change also suggests that campuses consider how best to construct campus cultures and contexts that foster: 

  • Civic Ethos of Campus
    Civic Ethos of campus: The infusion of democratic values into the customs and habits of everyday practices, structures, and interactions; the defining character of the institution and those in it that emphasizes open-mindedness, civility, the worth of each person, ethical behaviors, and concern for the well-being of others; a spirit of public-mindedness that influences the goals of the institution and its engagement with local and global communities. 
  • Civic Literacy & Skill Building 
    Civic Literacy & Skill Building as a goal for every student: The cultivation of foundational knowledge about fundamental principles and debates about democracy expressed over time, both within the United States and in other countries; familiarity with several key historical struggles, campaigns, and social movements undertaken to achieve the full promise of democracy; the ability to think critically about complex issues and to seek and evaluate information about issues that have public consequences.
  • Civic Inquiry
    Civic Inquiry integrated within the majors and general education: The practice of inquiring about the civic dimensions and public consequences of a subject of study; the exploration of the impact of choices on different constituencies and entities, including the planet; the deliberate consideration of differing points of views; the ability to describe and analyze civic intellectual debates within one’s major or areas of study.    
  • Civic Action as Lifelong Practice
    Civic Action as lifelong practice: The capacity and commitment both to participate constructively with diverse others and to work collectively to address common problems; the practice of working in a pluralistic society and world to improve the quality of people’s lives and the sustainability of the planet; the ability to analyze systems in order to plan and engage in public action; the moral and political courage to take risks to achieve a greater public good.  
  • Civic Agency
    Civic Agency involves the capacities of citizens to work collaboratively across differences like partisan ideology, faith traditions, income, geography, race, and ethnicity to address common challenges, solve problems and create common ground; requires a set of individual skills, knowledge, and predispositions; also involves questions of institutional design, particularly how to constitute groups and institutions for sustainable collective action.  

Participants will have opportunities to network and develop their civic-minded thinking and practices through engaging plenary sessions, informative and interactive workshops, research and program-based poster sessions, civic cafe discussions as well as in working groups and in informal expert led forums. 

Join us in Minneapolis as we work to advance the civic learning and democratic engagement movement across higher education. We look forward to seeing you there! 


CLDE20 Student Internship Opportunity

ADP and the NASPA LEAD Initiative are excited to announce a student internship opportunity for the CLDE20 Meeting. Selected student interns will join the CLDE20 planning committee and engage in the following activities:

  • Organize a student symposium at CLDE20 and volunteer onsite (e.g., at the registration desk).
  • Promote student engagement and coordinate student programming at CLDE20.
  • Serve on the CLDE20 planning committee by participating in monthly calls, assisting in review of program submissions in early 2020, providing updates on the student planning process, and promoting CLDE20 communication efforts such as blogging and social media.
  • Promote CLDE20 on campus.
  • Contribute to other CLDE20 initiatives as opportunities become available.

Each student intern will receive complimentary registration to the CLDE20 Meeting. The internship is unpaid and will consist of remote work from October 2019 to June 2020, with a time commitment of no more than five hours per month, and onsite work at the CLDE20 Meeting from June 2-6, 2020. The level of time commitment will increase as the conference approaches.

Interested students must complete the student application form and obtain an endorsement from a faculty/staff member on their campus. Application materials—both the student application form and the faculty/staff endorsement form—must be submitted by email to [email protected] by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Oct. 4, 2019.

Application Form

Endorsement Form

 

Presented By

LEAD Initiative
2020 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Faculty
  • Graduate
  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional
  • Senior Level
  • Undergraduate
  • Vice President for Student Affairs

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Call for Programs

When submitting a proposal for this year's convening the conference committee asks you to consider how to answer the four questions proposed in our  CLDE Theory of Change and how these threads and tags intersect with your work whether it be around assessment, political engagement, community partnerships, service-learning, dialogue and deliberation, and so forth.

For the CLDE20 conference, individuals can submit presentation proposals for concurrent sessions, Pecha Kucha presentations, and Civic Cafe Facilitators. 

Concurrent Session Presentations:

Individuals and teams can present the following session types at the 2020 CLDE Meeting: Research- or Program-Based Poster Session, Think Tank Session, or Workshop Session. 

To submit a Concurrent Session Proposal, Click Here. 

Pecha Kucha Presentations: 

Pecha Kucha presentations are a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture. 

To submit a Pecha Kucha Presentation Proposal, Click Here.

Civic Cafe Facilitators:

This dialogue is a structured conversational process for knowledge sharing in which groups of people discuss a topic at several tables, with individuals switching tables periodically and getting introduced to the previous discussion at their new table by a “civic cafe facilitator.”  

To submit a Civic Cafe Facilitator Proposal, Click here. 

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Civic Ethos of Campus

    The infusion of democratic values into the customs and habits of everyday practices, structures, and interactions; the defining character of the institution and those in it that emphasizes open-mindedness,

    civility, the worth of each person, ethical behaviors, and concern for the well-being of others; a spirit of public-mindedness that influences the goals of the institution and its engagement with local and global communities.  

  • Civic Literacy & Skill Building

    Civic Literacy & Skill Building: as a goal for every student: The cultivation of foundational knowledge about fundamental principles and debates about democracy expressed over time, both within the United States and in other countries; familiarity with several key historical struggles, campaigns, and social movements undertaken to achieve the full promise of democracy; the ability to think critically about complex issues and to seek and evaluate information about issues that have public consequences.  

  • Civic Inquiry

    Civic Inquiry integrated within the majors and general education: The practice of inquiring about the civic dimensions and public consequences of a subject of study; the exploration of the impact of choices on different constituencies and entities, including the planet; the deliberate consideration of differing points of views; the ability to describe and analyze civic intellectual debates within one’s major or areas of study.  

  • Civic Action

    Civic Action as lifelong practice: The capacity and commitment both to participate constructively with diverse others and to work collectively to address common problems; the practice of working in a pluralistic society and world to improve the quality of people’s lives and the sustainability of the planet; the ability to analyze systems in order to plan and engage in public action; the moral and political courage to take risks to achieve a greater public good. 

  • Civic Agency

    Civic Agency involves the capacities of citizens to work collaboratively across differences like partisan ideology, faith traditions, income, geography, race, and ethnicity to address common challenges, solve problems and create common ground; requires a set of individual skills, knowledge, and predispositions; also involves questions of institutional design, particularly how to constitute groups and institutions for sustainable collective action.



Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines

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Submission Timeline
  • October 1, 2019
    Call for Proposals Opens
  • January 31, 2020
    Call for Proposals Closes
  • January 31, 2020
    Call for Proposal Reviewers Closes

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

Questions?

Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2020 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting.

Stephanie King
Director of Civic Engagement and Knowledge Community Initiatives, NASPA
Phone: (202) 719-1193
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Anna Keegan
Program Manager, American Democracy Project, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
Phone: (202) 478-7833
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Registration

Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; reception on Thursday; and breakfasts on Friday and Saturday. For our lowest, early-bird rates, be sure to register by Thursday, April 30.

Individual Fee: $525 early-bird / $595 regular
Register as an individual if only one person from your AASCU / ADP / NASPA campus is attending.

Team Member Registration Fee: $475 early-bird / $545 regular
If more than one person from your AASCU / ADP / NASPA campus is attending the meeting, you may use the Team Member Registration Fee. Please contact Stephanie King at [email protected] for the registration code.

Student Registration Fee: $370
Registration rate for undergraduate and full-time graduate students at AASCU / ADP / NASPA colleges and universities.

Non-Member Registration Fee: $625 early-bird / $725 regular
Register as a non-member if you or your organization is not AASCU / ADP / NASPA institutional member.

Guest Registration Fee: $95
Only registered attendees can register a guest.  A guest is considered someone who will NOT be participating in the program, but will be attending the opening reception on Thursday and breakfast on Friday. If you are bringing an individual from your campus you will want to select the Team Registration.

Pre-conference Workshop Fees:
• Full-Day Institute: $120/individual
• Half-Day Institute: $65/individual
• Afternoon Student Pre-conference Workshop (half-day afternoon, students only): No additional fee

Questions?

Tonya Murphy
Assistant Director of Constituent Experience
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (202) 265-7500 ext. 1183

Stephanie King
Director of Civic Engagement and Knowledge Community Initiatives
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (202) 719-1193

Policies

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Cancellation: The cancellation deadline for a full refund is May 1, 2020, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  Please email [email protected] to submit a refund request.  This program may be canceled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues.

Substitutions: Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to [email protected]

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processed, please use the Bill Me payment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPA section of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting theView Invoices link from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, email a request to Membership to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in an event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

Sponsors


A sponsor and exhibitor application will be available soon, please email Kristie Jacobsen Jerde from NASPA and Ramona Crawford from AASCU at [email protected] with any questions.

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Venue

Minneapolis Marriott City Center


Minneapolis Marriott City Center
Minneapolis, MN

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30 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
612.349.4000
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