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October 1, 2019

Call for proposals opens

October 4, 2019

Student Intern Application Due

January 31, 2020

Call for proposals closes

January 31, 2020

Call for program reviewers closes

April 30, 2020

Early-bird Registration Deadline

May 25, 2020

Regular Registration Deadline

Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting

Workshop Civic Engagement Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement

AASCU's American Democracy Project (ADP) and NASPA 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.

Participants will have opportunities to network and develop their civic-minded thinking and practices through engaging plenary sessions, informative general interest sessions, interactive workshops, research and program-based poster sessions, roundtable 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! 

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Presented By

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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 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.

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. 

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. 

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.”  

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

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.

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 sking@naspa.org 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

Register Today for Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting

AASCU's American Democracy Project (ADP) and NASPA are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education.

Register Today

Sponsors

A sponsor and exhibitor application will be available soon, please email Kristie Jacobsen Jerde from NASPA and Ramona Crawford from AASCU at CLDESponosorships@naspa.org with any questions.

 

 

 

Venue

Minneapolis Marriott City Center
Minneapolis Marriott City Center 
Minneapolis, MN

30 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
612.349.4000

$199 - All Room Types

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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: sking@naspa.org 
Anna Keegan
Program Manager, American Democracy Project, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
Phone: (202) 478-7833
Email: KeeganA@aascu.org