Video Preview of JCC’s Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Session at NASPA

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Nancy Thomas and Stephanie King

February 8, 2019

The JCC will host a session at the Annual NASPA Conference on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 8.a.m. In this session, Stephanie King, director for civic engagement and knowledge community initiatives at NASPA, will join Pete Mather, JCC’s senior associate editor, and Adam Gismondi,  director of Impact, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University, to present a special session on “Promoting Civic Learning and Engagement in the Journal of College and Character.” Research by Nancy Thomas, Tufts University, who co-authored with Margaret Brower, University of Chicago, “Conceptualizing and Assessing Campus Climates for Political Learning and Engagement in Democracy” in the November 2018 issue, will be presented. 

In a video, Pete asks Nancy and Stephanie to respond to questions relating to their research and work in civic learning and political activism as a preview of the session.

In addition to this session, Pete will be also be participating in a session on publishing in the NASPA Journals on Monday, March 11, 2019, at 1:15. Check for specific locales of these sessions.

(Also read the blog post by Nancy Thomas and Margaret Brower, where they respond in our Critical Conversation series to the question "If civic learning is inherently political, how can accusations of partisanship and indoctrination be avoided?”)

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