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 Civic Engagement Collaborative Program award recognizes an institution that has demonstrated collaboration in the area of civic learning and democratic engagement. The successful organization for this award exhibits excellence in the areas of leadership and service and seek to apply these abilit
The purpose of the Rising Star for Commitment to Civic Engagement is to recognize an individual for their commitment to civic learning and democratic engagement.
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Tune in each month as we feature individual and institutional members. Our members will share their experiences in the field, their personal and professional accomplishments, and exciting initiatives that they have happening on their campus! This month’s Institutional Member Spotlight: Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette and Dr. John Laws, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Obama under secretary is ACE's next president, Trigger warnings ahead, House committee passes funding bill, Reaching refugees, Veterans groups' objective: defend educational protections, Worse than it seems.
The CAS Professional Standards are a go-to resource for all sectors of higher education institutions and for nearly any functional area in the field. So why do we need a new book providing an overview of the standards and examples of their use at diverse institutional types? When it comes to real-world application of assessment and nationally recognized professional standards in higher education, Using the CAS Professional Standards: Diverse Examples of Practice, copublished by NASPA, ACPA, and CAS, is the best available resource for experienced and new professionals, vice presidents, and graduate programs in student affairs.
Higher education has moved from defining success solely on an individual student’s ability to succeed to one of shared responsibility for student success. Many state and private institutions are more dependent than ever on student enrollment for institutional revenue as student growth in all enrollment sectors declines nationally, especially in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Further, more students from first-generation and lower-income families are starting college, and they often bring challenges that can impact their ability to complete their education.