2018-09-20

2019 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting

June 05 – June 08, 2019
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

AASCU's American Democracy Project (ADP) and NASPA are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. Join us in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 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.

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About

Our 2019 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting (CLDE19) 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:

  1. Purpose: What are the key features of the thriving democracy we aspire to enact and support through our work? 

  2. Learning Outcomes: What knowledge, skills, and dispositions do people need in order to help create and contribute to a thriving democracy? 

  3. Pedagogy: How can we best foster the acquisition and development of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for a thriving democracy? 

  4. Strategy: How can we build the institutional culture, infrastructure, and relationships needed to support learning that enables a thriving democracy?  

The theory of change also suggests that campuses consider how best to construct campus cultures and contexts that foster:

  • 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. 

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.  

The meeting begins for all attendees in the early morning of Thursday, June 6 and ends on Saturday, June 8 at approximately 1p.m. Pre-conference workshops and meetings are planned for Wednesday, June 5 beginning at 9 a.m. Please plan on arriving in Fort Lauderdale no later than Wednesday, June 5 (Tuesday, June 4th for pre-conference participants). You can plan to depart Fort Lauderdale on Saturday in the late afternoon; know that the conference hotel rate will be available June 4 and extended through Sunday, June 9, for those who would like to stay longer to explore the beaches and surrounding Fort Lauderdale area. 

OPENING PLENARY | CivEd Talks and Our CLDE Theory of Change
CivEd Talks are dynamic, short, and quick-paced presentations by members of the civic learning and democratic engagement community intended to inspire and challenge our collective imagination and thinking. Stories shared in this format reflect the individual's genuine experience with and relevant knowledge of their topic. Each of the three CivEd Talks presented will actively engage participants in stretching our thinking and motivating us to engage in innovate practices with our campuses and communities: media education, urban planning, and community engagement. Join us for an opening plenary session that asks you to envision the work of our CLDE movement in higher education and consider how you can engage in your local community. Together we'll explore our CLDE Theory of Change which asks that we consider how together we can build campus cultures and contexts contribute to a more vibrant democracy, advance civic outcomes and pedagogies, and strategically institutionalize our work.

#CivEdTalk Speakers & Topics:

  • Making Waves Along the Mississippi - An East St. Louis Story
    Kenneth M. Reardon, Professor and Director of the MS in Urban Planning and Community Development Program in the School for the Environment, The University of Massachusetts Boston 

    As a new Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990, Ken was asked to assist a small group of African American church woman struggling to stabilize their once-vibrant working class neighborhood. Ken will describe how this modest service-learning project evolved into a long-term project that generated more than $50 million in new development while transforming the lives of participating residents, students, and faculty

  • Revolutionizing Honors, Cultivating Talent, Engaging Communities: Beware the Shrinking Imagination
    Timothy K. Eatman, Dean, Honors Living Learning Community and Faculty Co-Director Emeritus, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Lifee 

    Honors programs represent a celebrated space in higher education, and for good reason. Interrogating the question of what honors is and how it can be used in a liberal arts context to prepare and strengthen the emerging citizenry is a useful and much needed area of inquiry and action. Yet structures, processes and systems deeply embedded both in the Ivory tower and larger society serve to mitigate progress. Academe needs to activate prophetic imagination on multiple levels to advance the second order change needed for substantive amelioration. This is especially true in the realm of honors which is so intensely challenged by operationalizing the oppressive myth of meritocracy. The Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) at Rutgers University - Newark provides one example of an Urban Research Institution talking the courage to imagine and execute toward transformation.

  • The Flip Side: Bursting Media Bubbles
    Annafi Wahed, Founder and Co-editor of The Flip Side,

    The Flip Side is a daily email newsletter that launched in January 2017. Its founder, Annafi Wahed, will tell us about this new venture designed to burst ideological media bubbles. Each morning, her team selects one or two newsworthy events, and presents a side-by-side summary of the political analysis from both the conservative and liberal media. The Flip Side’s mission is to help readers break out of their media bubbles and discover views and arguments they might not otherwise be exposed to. Annafi will discuss the motivation behind The Flip Side, explain media bias, and talk about how her team interacts to create this newsletter each day.

Be sure to watch the #CivEdTalks from the 2018 CLDE meeting in preparation for CLDE19 in Fort Lauderdale:


In order to encourage student participation in the annual CLDE Meeting, AASCU's American Democracy Project and the NASPA LEAD Initiative are proud to offer the opportunity for three students to have a voice on the planning committee. The three Student Interns for the 2019 CLDE Planning team are: 

  • Matea Pejic at Washtenaw Community College
  • Steven Lock at Alfred State College
  • Samantha Uptmor at University of Michigan

Join us in Fort Lauderdale as we work to advance the civic learning and democratic engagement movement across higher education. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Presented By

LEAD Initiative
2019 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Community Engage. Professional
  • Faculty
  • Provosts
  • Students
  • Student Affairs Educators
  • VP of Student Affairs

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Call for Programs

The Call for Proposals for #CLDE19 closed on January 31. 

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.

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.



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

Submission Timeline
  • January 31, 2019
    Call for Proposals Closed

Writing Tips

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

Questions?

Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2019 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting.

Stephanie King
Director of Civic Engagement and Knowledge Community Initatives
Phone: 202.719.1193
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Schedule

The schedule was designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, skill building, and networking.

The schedule at a glance is tentative and subject to change. Final program details (sessions, speakers, etc.) will be sent to all participants.
 

Wed, Jun 05

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Morning Pre-conference Workshops
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Full Day Pre-conference Workshops
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Afternoon Pre-conference Workshops
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Hours

Thu, Jun 06

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Hours
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
NASPA LEAD Initiative Institutions Breakfast and Workshop
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
ADP Organizing Meeting
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
TurboVote Community Luncheon
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Senior Leadership Reception
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CLDE Orientation
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Opening Plenary
5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Networking Reception and Poster Sessions

Fri, Jun 07

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast Available
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Workshop Sessions I
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Hours
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Workshop Sessions II
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Workshop Sessions III and Roundtable Discussions I
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Plenary Session
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Think Tank Sessions and Roundtable Discussions II
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Workshop Sessions IV
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Evening Performance
5:30 p.m.
Dinner on Your Own

Sat, Jun 08

7:30 a.m. – Noon
Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast Available
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Workshop Sessions V
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Hours
9:15 p.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Closing Plenary
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Workshop Sessions VI
12:30 p.m.
Meeting Officially adjourns
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
ADP Steering Committee Meeting
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
NASPA LEAD Advisory Institutions Meeting

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Cultivating Campus Climates and Classroom Conditions for Political Learning, Speech, and Inclusion

Wednesday, June 5th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Much has been written about the current state of political life and deep social and ideological divides in American society, dynamics that exacerbate policy stalemates and intergroup animosity. They also have consequences for campus climates and student learning. The response has been a call to improve discourse in ways that that engage intellectual and experiential diversity without chilling speech or reinforcing exclusion. These desired outcomes are more difficult to achieve than they sound, and there is too much at stake to improvise. This workshop concerns readiness – what it takes for higher educators to be ready to engage students in political discussions. At a minimum, discussion leaders and teachers need the skills to frame, organize, and manage discussions. Beyond basic facilitation skills, however, readiness also calls for reflection about inevitable pedagogical choices in a discussion process, decision points best considered before a discussion begins. Should all perspectives get a fair hearing, even if they reflect ideals antithetical to learning goals or institutional values? Should beliefs that contradict established science or evidence get a full hearing? Do feelings belong in a deliberation? Should discussion leaders and teachers aspire to be “neutral,” and if so, what does that mean? Answers to these and similar questions are particularly hard in today’s hyper-partisan and divisive political climate.

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This workshop will draw from research at Tufts University’s Institute for Democracy & Higher Education on campus climates and emerging strategies for fostering robust discussions.  Participants will identify and discuss critical pedagogical challenges in discussion leading/teaching. They will connect discourse with the broader institutional climate for political learning. The workshop will also examine the role of individual professors or staff members as change agents on campus. Part of this session will be dedicated to how change happens on a campus and leadership with or without positional authority.


Organizer: Nancy Thomas, Director, Institute for Democracy and Higher Education, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University 

Student Pre-conference Workshop - How to be Civically Engaged on Campus (Only open to student participants)

Wednesday, June 5th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

The 2019 NASPA student pre-conference workshop is a half-day workshop focused on “How to be Civically Engaged on Campus.” Three main topics will be covered during this workshop including volunteerism, action, and ethos. The goal of this workshop is to inspire students to become more civically involved on campus and how they can inspire other students on their campus to take civic action. This pre-conference workshop will last from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and will provide students with an opportunity for students to network, build leadership skills, inspire discussion, and to learn more about volunteerism, action, and ethos.

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Organizers: Matea Pejic at Washtenaw Community College; Steven Lock at Alfred State College; and Samantha Uptmor at University of Michigan

Dialogue and Deliberation for Campus Engagement

Wednesday, June 5th • 01.00 PM – 04.00 PM

This pre-conference focuses on providing tools for campuses to facilitate and moderate dialogue and democratic deliberation on divisive and salient issues. The participants will learn how to moderate, practice their moderation skills, and develop capacity to train others in moderation. This workshop includes high participation from attendees in practicing these civic skills through the newly released NIFI issue guide, "A House Divided: What would have to give up to get the political system we want?" In conclusion of this workshop, participants will be prepared and confident to engage in democratic dialogue and deliberation on their campuses and in their respective organizations.

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Organizers: Kara Lindaman, Professor of Political Science/Public Administration, Winona State University; John Dedrick, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation; William V. Muse, President of the National Issues Forums Institute; Lisa Strahley, Coordinator of the Civic Engagement Center and Chair of Early Childhood & Teacher Education at SUNY Broome Community College; and  John J. Theis, Professor Political Science Lone Star College--Kingwood (TX)

Voter Friendly Campus Meeting

Wednesday, June 5th • 01.00 PM – 04.00 PM

All campus participants who received the Voter Friendly Campus (VFC) designation in 2019 and those that are interested in participating in the next iteration of the program. This session will include an overview of the VFC process and next steps for campuses that received the designation. Participants can anticipate active participation in the planning for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years.

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Organizers: Mike Burns, National Director of FEC’s Campus Vote Project; Stephanie King, Director for Civic Engagement and Knowledge Community Initiatives, NASPA; and Debi Lombardi, National Program Director at Campus Vote Project

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 Wednesday, May 1.

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: $360
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

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Questions?

Stephanie King
Director of Civic Engagement and Knowledge Community Initiatives
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 202.719.1193

Tonya Murphy
Assistant Director of Constituent Experience
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Phone: (202) 265-7500 ext. 1183

Policies

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Cancellation: The cancellation deadline for a full refund is May 1, 2019, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  Please click here to submit a refund request.  This program may be canceled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues.

Substitutions: Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to sking@naspa.org.

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processed, please use the Bill Me payment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPA section of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting theView Invoices link from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, email a request to Membership to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in an event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

Speakers


  • Timothy K. Eatman

    Timothy K. Eatman

    Dean, Honors Living Learning Community and Faculty Co-Director Emeritus, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life
    Rutgers University-Newark

    Speaker Bio

  • Steve Elliott-Gower

    Steve Elliott-Gower

    Associate Professor of Political Science
    Georgia College

    Speaker Bio

  • Thomas Kennedy

    Thomas Kennedy

    Political Director
    Florida Immigrant Coalition

    Speaker Bio

  • William Payne

    William Payne

    Professor of Theater Acting & Directing
    University of Minnesota Duluth

    Speaker Bio

  • Kenneth Reardon

    Kenneth Reardon

    Professor of Urban Planning, School for the Environment and Director, Urban Planning and Community Development
    University of Massachusetts-Boston

    Speaker Bio

  • Annafi Wahed

    Annafi Wahed

    Founder and Co-Editor
    The Flip Side

    Speaker Bio

  • Jessica Younts

    Jessica Younts

    Director of Operations
    Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC)

    Speaker Bio

  • Tina Zappile

    Tina Zappile

    Associate Professor of Political Science
    Stockton University

    Speaker Bio

Sponsors


If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the 2019 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting e-mail CLDEsponsorship@naspa.org by April 30, 2019 with the sponsor and exhibitor form.  Questions? Contact Kristie Jacobsen Jerde by phone at 218.280.7578 or via email at kjerde@naspa.org or Ramona Crawford at AASCU at 202.478.4645 or via email at crawfordr@aascu.org.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Form

Silver Level
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Democracy Works
  • Edquity
  • The New Times
  • Union Institute and University
  • Up to Us
Bronze Level
  • All In Democracy
  • Campus Vote Project
  • ETS
  • Promoversity
  • SLSV
  • YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly

Venue

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa


Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Fort Lauderdale, FL

There is a special conference rate at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa of $222 for a standard room plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 12% occupancy tax and a $20 Daily Resport Fee). Note: room rate is for single, double, triple, or quad occupancy. Suites are available at $272/night plus taxes and resort fee.  

Rate is good three days prior and three days after the meeting dates. 

To obtain this rate, you must book your room by Tuesday May 14, 2019

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ROOM

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 525-4000
$222 - Singe, Double, Triple, and Quad occupancy $272 - Suites
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