Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement

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.

Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement
Constituent Groups

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).

Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement
Publications


  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Responding to Campus Protests (Legal Links Vol 1, Iss 2)
    By Robert Axmacher, Leslie Banahan, Rhonda Beassie, Fernando Gomez, Neal H. Hutchens, Kerry Brian Melear, Brian A. Sponsler, and Jeffrey C. Sun

    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…

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  • Cool Passion: Challenging Higher Education
    By Arthur W. Chickering and Associates

    Arthur W. Chickering is one of the leading researchers in student development theory and its implications for higher education. In 1969 he published Education and Identity, which posited seven…

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  • Leadership Exchange magazine helps prepare chief student affairs officers for the most complex management challenges in higher education today. The magazine delivers expert news and analysis on the latest…

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  • The mission of Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (JSARP) is to publish the most rigorous, relevant, and well-respected research that makes a difference in student affairs practice.…

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  • The Game of Oppression
    By Lamara Warren and Colette Cummings

    While college campuses are becoming increasingly diverse, many students still find it difficult to step outside of what is familiar and interact with students of different races, religions, classes,…

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  • The First Amendment on Campus
    By Lee E. Bird, Mary Beth Mackin & Saundra K. Schuster, Editors

    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…

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  • Student Freedom Revisited: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives
    By Robert L. Ackerman, William B. Werner & Louis C. Vaccaro, Editors

    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…

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  • 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…

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  • Building a Culture of Evidence in Student Affairs: A Guide for Leaders and Practitioners
    By Marguerite McGann Culp and Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy, Editors

    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,…

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Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement
Initiatives & Awards

NASPA recognizes its campuses for promoting civic learning and democratic engagement with the following awards and initiatives:

NASPA's Lead Initiative
The Lead Initiative recognizes a network of 73 institutions for their commitment to civic learning and democratic engagement.

Related Posts

  • Notes & Coffee: September 18 - 24

    Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: What does the end of Obama’s Title IX guidance mean for colleges; How campus sexual assault became so politicized; Online abroad, and beyond Title IX reach?; Consistency vs. ethnic studies; Who is blocking campus speakers now?

    Posted on September 24, 2017 at 09:01 AM by NASPA Blog
  • From Campus to Congress: Training Leaders for Today and Tomorrow

    For Michella Mousaed, a leader on student government, the connection is clear. “My work on campus allows me to have a preview of taking on a political position and participating in senate meetings,” She’s shared with me her intent to run for state senate in the future and credits the encouragement she’s received from colleagues and mentors. Michella is not alone in this confidence. Angel Iwuoma, another member of student government, shared, “From promoting the voice of the student body, to solving complex issues on campus, to addressing the needs of students, I know my experience will aid in my future political endeavors.” Like Michella, she has future political plans after graduation.

    Posted on September 22, 2017 at 07:37 AM by Lead Initiative
  • Notes & Coffee: September 11 - 17

    Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news, including: Student voices: DACA students worry about "really tough times" ahead; California leaders pledge $30M for young immigrants; How can colleges better serve adult students; Long wait for loan forgiveness; Transfer students still lose lots of credits.

    Posted on September 17, 2017 at 10:43 AM by NASPA Blog
  • Acknowledging Veteran Student Leadership: the Colmery Forever GI Bill

    As classes start at institutions around the country, excitement and anticipation undoubtedly abound. United States veterans and military-connected students may find extra reasons to look forward to their futures following the summer passage of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the "Forever GI Bill". In this post, NASPA Director of Policy Research and Advocacy,Teri Lyn Hinds, previews some of the key features of the Colmery GI Bill and advocate for the contributions veteran students make to campuses around the country.

    Posted on September 8, 2017 at 02:05 PM by RPI Blog

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