Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) means promoting the education of students for engaged citizenship through democratic participation in their communities, respect and appreciation of diversity, applied learning and social responsibility. The CLDE focus area supports discussion, educational programming, and professional development to help student affairs professionals provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to make a difference in their communities. To enhance and develop your understanding of CLDE, this focus area shares information from NASPA’s Lead Initiative, knowledge communities, NASPA conferences and events, and research and publications.
The CLDE focus area draw expertise from NASPA's members through the Lead Initiative as well as the Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs Knowledge Community's working group: Service-Learning and Community Engagement (SLCE).
Engagement and Employability examines the central role student affairs plays in helping students gain and articulate career skills through cocurricular experiences. It focuses on the…Buy
While the responsibility of this task is shared among faculty, administrators, policymakers, and community leaders, the brief argues that student affairs leadership is crucial to institutionalizing civic learning and…Buy
This Legal Links issue on responding to campus protests offers student affairs professionals a resource for addressing campus protests while honoring First Amendment principles of free speech, promoting inclusion, and maintaining…Buy
What should college and university administrators do when the First Amendment seemingly conflicts with tightly held institutional values? Should administrators block, discourage, or attempt to adjudicate speech because it…Buy
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, a powerful new force, student activism, appeared on the campuses of America's colleges and universities. Student Freedom In American Higher Education brought…Buy
This updated set of Professional Competency Areas is intended to define the broad professional knowledge, skills, and, in some cases, attitudes expected of student affairs professionals regardless of their…Buy
Developed by experienced student affairs leaders who have successfully implemented cultures of evidence on their campuses, this tutorial offers practical advice and concrete examples of how to plan, create,…Buy
NASPA recognizes its campuses for promoting civic learning and democratic engagement with the following awards and initiatives:
The Leadership Scholar Program has contributed to my growth as a student and civic leader. Within the first year of the program, I learned about my leadership style and how there is no one type of leadership. I consider myself to be a servant leader. I want to be a leader who not only grows but makes sure that the people around them are growing and practicing their best skills to work for the common interest. My university has offered me endless opportunities for leadership where I can exhibit my skills - from being a Resident Assistant to taking on the role as an Orientation Assistant planning programs for new students. Because of the Mount, I’ve learned that there is no shortage of greatness if we empower women and provide them with meaningful roles to showcase their leadership.
Strategic planning processes can be positive, interesting and engaging for the participant. Understanding the expectations and ground rules is helpful for engaging the team, along with context, mission and laying the appropriate groundwork to set yourself up for success. These are just a few of the lessons learned as a participant for an engaging strategic planning process.
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Helping postdocs with children; Staffing woes at the Education Department; At colleges, demographic changes everywhere but the top; Refinancing isn’t the solution to student loan woes; Are we doing enough to serve returning adult learners?
Held June 15-17 at the historic Marriott Wardman Park, the 2017 Closing the Achievement Gap: Student Success in Higher Education Conference and the 2017 Symposium of Collegiate Financial Well-Being created a space for a dynamic cross section of higher ed professionals to wrestle with the tough questions that cloud the future, and lift up the paths to access we are determined to continue to pave. Co-locating these events, and thereby examining the topics of student success and collegiate financial wellness intentionally at their intersection, struck a timely chord with the field so much that over 500 professionals from every sector of higher education chose to attend.