#CLDE16

#CLDE16 in Review

Our recent 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. brought together a collection of faculty, students, administrators, community partners and representatives from our national sponsor and partner organizations committed to advancing civic learning and democratic engagement through higher education.

Highlights of our time together:

By The Numbers
515 participants, representing 156 colleges and universities as well as 44 other organizations.

  • 66 AASCU/ADP Campuses
  • 43 TDC Campuses
  • 46 NASPA Lead Campuses
  • 113 Students
  • 11 Sponsors/Exhibitors

clde16wordcloudSocial Media Use and #CLDE16
Representatives (Nathan Carpenter & Steve Hunt) from Illinois State University’s Social Media Analytics Command Center (SMACC) analyzed the social conversation for the 2016 CLDE conference using social media tracking software (NUVI). Their analysis revealed the following insights:

  • There were 811 social mentions using the keywords @NASPAtweets, @TDCNational, @ADPaascu, #CLDE16, #CLDE, #FacesoofCLDE , #studentsofclde, #studentsofclde16, #facesofclde16, and #civedtalks between June 1st at 7 am (Central Daylight Time) and June 4th at 6 pm (Central Daylight Time).
  • 200 unique authors contributed to the overall conversation, producing an average of 8 posts per hour for the duration of the conference.
  • The #CLDE16 conversation was viral. Of the 811 mentions using the aforementioned keywords, 200 were from unique authors reaching a potential audience of 136,026. In addition, there were 406 re-shares spreading the mentions to an additional 289,191 people. Taken together, public mentions about #CLDE16 had the potential of being viewed by 425,217 people!
  • The peak of the social conversation occurred on June 4th at 8 am (117 mentions) and included the following keywords: “democracy,” “problems,” “campus,” “students,” and “too many colleges.”
  • Overall, the conversation was very positive about the conference. The top positive keywords in this conversation were “thanks,” “social justice,” “religious freedom,” “very interesting,” “glad,” “innovation,” “join,” and “inspiring.”

Sample Mentions

Most Active
The most active Twitter accounts using the #CLDE16 keywords were @ADPaascu (83 mentions), @JenDomagalG (36 mentions), @melanieps (21 mentions), @drgawilliamsjr (19 mentions), @btholloway (19 mentions), @DFTOME (17 mentions), @TDCNational (14 mentions), @seejenspeak (13 mentions), @skhunt2 (13 mentions), and @PriskilaGarcia (13 mentions).

Most Popular Mention
The most popular mention appeared on June 4th at 8:22 am, posted by @nelson_em96, and as of June 8th at 10:48 am, was retweeted 9 times:

Most Reach
The mention with the most reach (the account with the largest number of followers, 25,702) was posted by @NASPAtweets on June 1st at 8:45 am:

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Most Spread
The mention that generated the most spread ( how many additional social accounts re-tweeted or shared the mention) was posted on June 2nd at 2:30 pm by @AASCU. This account has 5,849 followers and the mention spread to 27,513 additional people:

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Most Shared Positive Mention
On Thursday (June 2nd) at 2 pm, there was a spike of 50 positive mentions. The most shared positive mention was posted by @MrsOlbrys during this time period:

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Highest Volume by State

Of the social media accounts that were geotagged or listed a location in their profile description, those originating in Washington, D.C. (160 mentions), Indiana (86 mentions) and Illinois (51 mentions) were the most active.

Top Hashtags
In addition to the official #clde16 conference hashtag, the next most frequently used hashtags were “#cldeindy” (81 mentions), “#facesofclde” (41 mentions), “#civedtalk” (17 mentions), “#sagrad” (14 mentions), “#education” (12 mentions), “#stocktonserves” (12 mentions), “#nslve” (11 mentions), “#civiclearning” (10 mentions), and “#ileadnevada” (10 mentions).

Top Keywords
The keywords that were most frequently used during the conference included “democracy” (51 mentions), “students” (38 mentions), “civic engagement” (24 mentions), “campus” (22 mentions), “religious freedom” (19 mentions), “political engagement” (18 mentions), “future” (18 mentions), “panel” (17 mentions), and “problems” (17 mentions).

Social Network Analysis
The following maps present a visual representation of the #CLDE16 Twitter conversation in terms of clusters (explores the degree to which nodes in a network group together) and degree centrality (the in-degree map represents the number of incoming links a node receives; the out-degree map represents the number of outgoing links a node sends). For an overview of social media analytics and social network analysis see Khan (2015).

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This report was prepared by the SMACC housed in the School of Communication at Illinois State University. For more information about the SMACC contact Nathan Carpenter, Assistant Director for Convergent Media (njcarpe@ilstu.edu) or Dr. Steve Hunt, Executive Director (skhunt2@ilstu.edu).

Reference
Kahn, G. F. (2015). Seven layers of social media analytics: Mining business insights from social media text, actions, networks, hyperlinks, apps, search engine, and location data. Retrieved from https://7layersanalytics.com/

Program Overview
The full program is available for download here (pdf).

Pre-Conference highlights:

  • The 2016 CLDE Meeting opened with six pre-conference sessions that introduced different– and equally important– elements of civic engagement and encouraged participants to begin the discussion and deliberation process. Participants were invited to take part in the Educational Testing Service (ETS)- sponsored CLDE Assessment Institute: Building Institutional Capacity for CLDE Assessment on Your Campus, aimed at helping campuses create a systematic approach to assessing student-campus-community relationships and fulfilling their civic mission. Participants could also attend the Electoral & Political Engagement Institute sponsored by icitizen, focused on introducing campuses to emerging research, tools, technology and practices for promoting nonpartisan student political engagement in this year’s presidential election and beyond.
  • Other pre-conferences included the ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Fellows Working Meeting; the Democratic Dialogue & Deliberation Institute: Introduction to Deliberative Democracy Theory & Practice; the ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative Workshop; and the Student Pre-Conference Institute.
  • The Student Pre-Conference Institute was organized for students, by students. Led by the 2016 CLDE Meeting Intern Team (Monica Bustinza, junior, University of Miami (Fla.); Angelo Kapp, sophomore and vice president of Citizens In Action, Delta College (Mich.); Maryam Sarhan, junior and student trustee, Stockton University (N.J.); and Manisha Vepa, sophomore and Sondheim Public Affairs Scholar, University of Maryland Baltimore County), the session examined the vital role students play in shaping the landscape of higher education, and provided them with a space to harness their skills and passions about issues that matter most to them. In addition to introducing students to #CLDE16 and setting the conference agenda, the session included discussions about how to mobilize individuals on campus, create diverse partnerships, gain the support of faculty and administrators, and build support networks.

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Opening Plenary & First Day highlights:

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CivEd Talk speakers (left to right): David Hoffman, Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, and Austin Belali [Image by Amy Rankin, Rack Focused Productions]
  • The inaugural CivEd talks kicked off Thursday afternoon’s opening plenary session. These three, short, dynamic and fast-paced presentations by members of the civic learning and democratic engagement community  inspired and challenged our collective imagination and thinking. The talks were given by: Austin Belali, director, Youth Engagement Fund, Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, director of CIRCLE, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University (Mass.), and David Hoffman, assistant director of student life for civic agency, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Md.).
  • After our three speakers shared their powerful message we moved on to a networking reception. Guests had the opportunity to mingle with other civic-minded leaders while enjoying several campus and community projects at our poster session,  campus and friends showcase, and mentorship meetup.
  • Participants had the opportunity to watch a screening of Roadtrip Nation’s film “Ready to Rise” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf0lHMn3BG0). “Ready to Rise” follows the respective journeys of Michael, Ryan, and Summer—three young people who are among the 5.6 million youth in America currently out of work, out of school, and struggling with challenges as extreme as homelessness. As they travel the country in Roadtrip Nation’s green RV, they meet people who have been in their shoes and show them it is not only possible to rise above adversity, but also to harness it for success.

Friday highlights:

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  • Friday morning participants started their day with a presentation of the live television weekly TV program at WNIT-TV (South Bend): Politically Speaking, Indianapolis Edition: Religious Freedom vs. LGBT Rights in Indiana.  This session highlighted diverse perspectives on the issue of LGBT rights and religious freedom in Indiana. Attendees walked away with a better understanding of the debate, the host city, and ways to moderate difficult dialogues on controversial political issues. Host: Elizabeth A. Bennion, professor and acting chair, department of political science, Indiana University South Bend (Ind.) and host, Politically Speaking, WNIT Television Panelists: Jane Henegar, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana; Chris Paulsen, Campaign Manager, Freedom Indiana; Peter Rusthoven, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP; and Timothy Wesco, Indiana House of Representative, District 21.
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Democracy Plaza at IUPUI [Image by Amy Rankin, Rack Focused Productions]
  • Friday evening participants were invited to take part in  a walking tour of Democracy Plaza (DP) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Established in 2004 by students and staff, Democracy Plaza at IUPUI serves as a place in the community to write, listen, watch or deliberate with peers on political ideas or issues. Many other campuses have adopted democracy walls as similar places for such dialogues. During this event, attendees interacted with the questions posed on the DP chalkboards. This tour included a history of the project, examples of current issues, and an overview of how IUPUI uses the space for events.

Saturday highlights:

  • In our closing plenary session on Saturday, participants listened to the campus stories of University of Houston-Downtown, Rollins College, University of South Carolina-Upstate, and Sinclair Community College and how they engage their campus communities in democracy.  This conversation was fueled by the data uncovered from one of the signature initiatives of the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education (IDHE) at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University (Mass.), the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE).

Saturday NSLVE plenary panelists.jpgThe Closing Plenary session featured campus stories from data collected by  NSLVE, one of the signature Initiatives of the Institute of Democracy for Higher Education at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University (Mass.).  Presenters included (back row, left to right)  Abe Goldberg, associate professor and co-director, office of service learning and community engagement, University of South Carolina Upstate; David Bodary, professor, communication, Sinclair Community College (Ohio); John Locke, student, University of Houston-Downtown (Tex.); Nancy L. Thomas, director, institute for democracy and higher education, Tufts University (Mass.); (front row, left to right) Micki Meyer, Lord Family Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Rollins College (Fla.); and Ishara Casellas Connors, associate director, institute for democracy and higher education, Tufts University (Mass.).  [Image by Amy Rankin, Rack Focused Productions]
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS

The 2016 CLDE Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. could not have been a success without the continued support from our sponsors. They have shown an unwavering commitment to securing an effective method of fostering democracy. Our sponsors’ contributions were  instrumental in creating meaningful dialogue that helped set the agenda for future goals, initiatives and partnerships. We would like to thank the following: ADP/TDC/NASPA have deep admiration and gratitude for each organization and the support they provided to the 2016 CLDE Meeting. We look forward to future collaborations.

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CLDE 2017

We hope to see you in Baltimore, Maryland from June 7-10, 2017, for the next CLDE Meeting where we will continue our important work of preparing informed, engaged citizens for our democracy.

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PowerPoints and other handouts from the meeting are available through the meeting’s mobile app.

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#CLDE16: Politically Speaking, Indy Edition Plenary

Politically Speaking, Indianapolis Edition: Religious Freedom vs. LGBT Rights in Indiana
Friday, June 3, 2016 | 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
In February 2016, the Indiana state senate gave up on an attempt to pass compromise legislation expanding protections for LGBT persons in state law. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Travis Holdman, said that there simply was not enough support for it to pass. Sen. David Long, leader of the majority Republicans, indicated that efforts to find a balance between the civil rights for the LGBT community and religious liberty had satisfied no one. “We took a beating from all sides in trying to do this,” Long said. “This effort was unfortunately hampered by well-organized extreme messaging from groups representing both sides of this discussion — many of whom are from out of state. Neither of those sides were truly seeking a solution” (South Bend Tribune, Feb. 2, 2016). Indiana Republican lawmakers, who hold a super majority in both chambers, abandoned efforts to strengthen protections for lesbian, gay and bi-sexual people on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, opting not to vote on a measure designed to restore the state’s reputation following a national boycott over a religious objections law in 2015.

Modeled on the live television weekly TV program Dr. Bennion moderates on WNIT-TV (South Bend), this session will highlight diverse perspectives on the issue of LGBT rights and religious freedom in Indiana. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of the debate, the host city, and ways to moderate difficult dialogues on controversial political issues. Attendees are also invited to attend a follow-up workshop with Dr. Bennion where she will discuss her students’ involvement in the weekly TV program. Students earn college credit and gain valuable knowledge and skills while serving as researchers, call screeners, episode reviewers, amateur videographers, and more.  Reaching a 22-county, two-state area with 1.2 million viewers, the program offers a valuable opportunity for students to become part of a dynamic civic education team. Learn how you can adapt this model to capitalize on a variety of traditional and new media opportunities to engage a broader audience in your civic education efforts.

Host:

BennionElizabeth Bennion is a Professor of Political Science at Indiana University South Bend. Her teaching and research focus on U.S. political behavior and effective approaches to fostering civic and political engagement. Elizabeth is co-editor of the book Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen, and has published her civic engagement scholarship in numerous other books and academic journals. Elizabeth directs IU South Bend’s American Democracy Project and moderates candidate debates and forums for offices ranging from city council and mayor to U.S. House and Senate. She is also host of WNIT’s live weekly TV program Politically Speaking which brings her students into contact with local, state, and national elected officials and community activists from a two-state, 22-county region. Elizabeth earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and lives with her husband and four children in South Bend, IN. For more about Elizabeth.

Panelists:

HenegarJane Henegar joined the ACLU of Indiana as executive director in September of 2012. Prior to her service at the ACLU she was a deputy mayor of Indianapolis from 2000 to 2006. Henegar has held various positions in government, including state director in the office of Senator Evan Bayh, deputy commissioner and general counsel in the Indiana Department of Administration, executive posts at the Family and Social Services Administration and judicial law clerk for the Hon. Thomas Reavley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Henegar has taught political science and led the Indiana Bar Foundation’s Project Citizen to teach civics to K-12 students in Indiana. Born and raised in Bloomington, she is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington.

 

PaulsenChris Paulsen, Campaign Manager for Freedom Indiana, is a long time Hoosier. Chris brings a business and coalition building background to the campaign. She spent over 20 years working for a regional custom homebuilder as Vice President of Operations overseeing sales, purchasing, administration and construction. Chris currently owns her own custom homebuilding company.  Chris has a been an active member of the LGBT movement as a board member and President of Indiana Equality Action, a board member of Freedom Indiana during the marriage amendment fight, and as a member of the capital campaign committee of Indiana Youth Group.   For more about Chris.

 

RusthovenPeter Rusthoven, a partner in the Indianapolis office, has a multi-dimensional practice. His business experience includes transactional and corporate governance work, in areas ranging from manufacturing to publishing to healthcare. He was active in drafting Indiana’s corporation statute and official comments and has frequently written and spoken on corporate change-of-control issues. In the governmental services area, he is experienced in gaming and alcoholic beverage licensing and other regulatory and legislative services matters. For more about Peter.

 

WesciState Representative Timothy Wesco (R-District 21) is a 5th generation Hoosier and a lifelong resident of St. Joseph County. He and his wife, Kathryn, live in Osceola. Timothy is the sixth of 10 siblings and the son of Virgil and Rebecca Wesco. Representative Wesco serves on the following committees: Public Policy (Vice Chair), Local Government, Employment, Labor & Pensions, and Elections & Apportionment.  He holds an associate’s degree in biblical studies from Midwest School of Theology and a B.S. in organizational management from Bethel College.

 

 

Register now For more information about the #CLDE16 meeting, go here.


Don’t forget to book your hotel room by May 25th.

Hotel
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 W. Maryland Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46225

Phone: 317-822-3500
Toll-free: 1-888-236-2427

Room Rate
The special conference rate is $175 for a single/double room, $185 for a triple room, and $195 for a quad; plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 17%).

RESERVE ONLINE HERE
PLEASE NOTE:  You must choose first what type of room you need (single/double, triple, or quad occupancy) and then the link will take you to choose the dates and enter your information.

 

#CLDE16 | CLOSING PLENARY: Fostering Campus Climates for Political Learning & Engagement

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CLOSING PLENARY:  Fostering Campus Climates for Political Learning & Engagement
Saturday, June 4, 2016 | 8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Democratic learning is not just an issue for the 2016 U.S. presidential election cycle; campuses have a responsibility to support a robust campus climate for nonpartisan political learning and engagement in our democracy 365 days a year. The Institute for Democracy and Higher Education (IDHE) is a new research center at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University (Mass.). Its signature initiative, the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) provides colleges and universities with data on their students’ registration and voting rates. With over 800 colleges and universities nationally in the study – including 214 ADP/TDC/NASPA Lead campuses – and a database of 7.5 million students, NSLVE researchers have completed an analysis of voting based on a broad range of institutional and individual characteristics. This research has been augmented with qualitative studies at campuses to determine the unique norms, structures, and student experiences that create a strong climate for political learning. For this plenary session, the IDHE researchers will share NSLVE data on college and university student voting. They will also provide a brief overview of IDHE’s research focusing on campuses with robust campus climates for political learning and engagement in democracy. Faculty, staff and students from campuses representing ADP, the NASPA Lead Initiative, and TDC will share their experiences and promising practices for student political learning and engagement. While each campus is unique, all of the presenters will share programs and practices easily replicated on other campuses hoping to deepen their political climate.

Moderator:

Nancy ThomasNancy Thomas, directs the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University. The Institute is dedicated to shifting college and university priorities, practices, and culture to strengthen college student political learning and engagement in democracy and to advance social and political equity in public life. The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement is the Institute’s signature initiative. Her work and scholarship center on higher education’s democratic mission, college student political engagement, free speech and academic freedom, and deliberative democracy on campuses and in communities. She is the author of multiple book chapters, articles, and the monograph, Educating for Deliberative Democracy, an issue of Jossey Bass’ New Directions for Higher Education series.  She is an associate editor of the Journal of Public Deliberation and a senior associate with Everyday Democracy. She received her bachelor’s degree in government from St. Lawrence University, a law degree from Case Western Reserve University, and a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For more about Nancy.

Panelists:

GoldbergAbraham Goldberg, Director of the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement (OSLCE) and an Associate Professor of Political Science at theUniversity of South Carolina Upstate.  The OSLCE strives to eliminate barriers between the campus and region by cultivating reciprocal and sustainable partnerships between USC Upstate students, faculty, and community organizations.  He authored the South Carolina Civic Health Index and has published numerous academic articles about the relationship between the built environment of cities, social connectivity, and resident quality of life.  Abe regularly supervises undergraduate research projects and teaches courses in urban planning and policy, public administration, civic engagement and American politics.  He earned his doctorate from West Virginia University and resides in Greenville, South Carolina with his wife and two children.

BodaryDavid L Bodary, Professor of Communication at Sinclair Community College (Ohio).  He holds degrees in Communication from Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University.  He has facilitated numerous National Issues Forum discussions in the Dayton region and coordinates the Service Learning program for Sinclair Community College.

 

 

Ishara Casellas Connors, Associate Director, Institute for Democracy and Higher Education.  Ishara Casellas Connors manages the IsharaInstitutes signature initiative, The National Study for Learning Voting and Engagement (NSLVE). NSLVE provides participating campuses with data on their students’ registration and voting rates. In addition, NSLVE works to create resources for campuses interested in advancing political learning and engagement in democracy, with a focus on advancing social and political equity. Ishara has worked across all types of higher education institutions, in both policy, program, and development roles. Throughout this work and scholarship Ishara has focused on issues of access and diversity within higher education. Ishara holds a MA in Higher & Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

John LockeJohn Locke was a two term student body president of the University of Houston-Downtown (Texas). He has received certificates of recognition from Houston’s City Council members, Mayor of Houston and Congress. He also has been recognized as Student of the Year Award, at the Circle of Change Leadership Conference in Los Angeles, CA. John also received an honorary degree from the International Education Parliament in 2016 for his commitment to improving higher education and his presentation on best practices.

 

 

MeyerMichele “Micki” Meyer serves as the Lord Family Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Rollins College (Fla.). She holds an Endowed Chair position funded by the DHL and RNR Foundations to build capacity around engaged scholarship, high impact learning, and student engagement. She oversees areas of campus that work directly with leadership education, civic engagement, service-learning, diversity and inclusion, student involvement, and college access.  For more about Micki.

 


Register now For more information about the #CLDE16 meeting, go here

Participate in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE), a free, easy way to learn students’ aggregate registration and voting rates. The deadline has been extended to Sign up by Friday, May 27, 2016 and receive your voting data report by this summer, well before the 2016 general election.

  • 825 campuses have already signed up. Click here to view the full list of participants!
  • Your results are confidential to you; there are no names, just records containing de-identified data.

Sign up by May 27, 2016 and receive your 2012 & 2014 voting data report in mid-summer. Although applications are accepted on a rolling basis, NSLVE will match enrollment and voting records and produce reports only twice a year.

Participating campuses receive tailored reports with their students’ 2012 and 2014 registration and voting rates, broken down by demographic and voting data (see this sample). In about a year, you will get a second report containing your 2016 rates! For more information, contact Ishara Casellas Connors.

Join NSLVE

Interested in signing up for the study? It’s easy! (And it’s not a survey.)

  • STEP 1: Download the authorization form here (valid through August, 2018)
  • STEP 2: Sign the form and choose one person on your campus to be the report recipient
  • STEP 3: Email a scanned copy of the form to nslve@tufts.edu

#CLDE16: Early-Bird registration for CLDE16 ends TODAY

Early-Bird registration for CLDE16 ends TODAY

Friday, April 29, 2016.

clde16_iconThis blog post is a friendly reminder that the early-bird registration rates end today! If you haven’t yet registered for the 2016 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting organized by ADP, TDC, and NASPA (#CLDE16) on June 2-4, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana, please do so now.

Also don’t forget to book your hotel room by May 10, 2016 in Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.

Register Online | Early-bird deadline is Friday, April 29, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; reception on Thursday; and breakfasts on Friday and Saturday. Register Online by April 29th for our best rates. Please register early to help us best plan this conference! Individuals from AASCU/ADP/TDC member campuses or with individual membership to NASPA have the following registration rates: Individual: $525 early bird / $595 regular; Team Member: $465 early-bird / $545 regular; Student Registration Fee: $350; Non-Member Registration Fee: $625 early-bird / $725 regular; and Guest Registration Fee: $95.

Book Your Hotel Room by May 10 | Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
The CLDE 2016 meeting will take place at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown (350 W. Maryland St. Indianapolis, IN 46225). The special conference rate is $175 for a single/double room, $185 for a triple room, and $195 for a quad, plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 17%). To obtain this rate, you must book your room by Tuesday May 10, 2016. You can reserve your room online here. Please Note: You must choose first what type of room you need (single/double, triple, or quad occupancy) and then the link will take you to choose the dates and enter your information.

#CLDE16: Early-bird Registration Extended to Friday, April 29, 2016

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Don’t forget to register for the 2016 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting organized by ADP, TDC, and NASPA (#CLDE16) on June 2-4, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Now Early-Bird Extended to Friday, April 29, 2016

Register Online | Early-bird deadline is Friday, April 29, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; reception on Thursday; and breakfasts on Friday and Saturday. Register Online by April 29th for our best rates. Please register early to help us best plan this conference! Individuals from AASCU/ADP/TDC member campuses or with individual membership to NASPA have the following registration rates: Individual: $525 early bird / $595 regular; Team Member: $465 early-bird / $545 regular; Student Registration Fee: $350; Non-Member Registration Fee: $625 early-bird / $725 regular; and Guest Registration Fee: $95.

Book Your Hotel Room by May 10 | Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
The CLDE 2016 meeting will take place at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown (350 W. Maryland St. Indianapolis, IN 46225). The special conference rate is $175 for a single/double room, $185 for a triple room, and $195 for a quad, plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 17%). To obtain this rate, you must book your room by Tuesday May 10, 2016. You can reserve your room online here. Please Note: You must choose first what type of room you need (single/double, triple, or quad occupancy) and then the link will take you to choose the dates and enter your information.

#CLDE16: Early-bird Registration Ends Today

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Don’t forget to register for the 2016 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting organized by ADP, TDC, and NASPA (#CLDE16) on June 2-4, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Register Online | Early-bird deadline is today, Monday, April 25, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Registration Fee includes all program sessions and materials; reception on Thursday; and breakfasts on Friday and Saturday. Register Online by April 25th for our best rates. Please register early to help us best plan this conference! Individuals from AASCU/ADP/TDC member campuses or with individual membership to NASPA have the following registration rates: Individual: $525 early bird / $595 regular; Team Member: $465 early-bird / $545 regular; Student Registration Fee: $350; Non-Member Registration Fee: $625 early-bird / $725 regular; and Guest Registration Fee: $95.

Book Your Hotel Room by May 10 | Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
The CLDE 2016 meeting will take place at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown (350 W. Maryland St. Indianapolis, IN 46225). The special conference rate is $175 for a single/double room, $185 for a triple room, and $195 for a quad, plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 17%). To obtain this rate, you must book your room by Tuesday May 10, 2016. You can reserve your room online here. Please Note: You must choose first what type of room you need (single/double, triple, or quad occupancy) and then the link will take you to choose the dates and enter your information.

#CLDE16: Opening Plenary CivEd Talks

We are kicking off the opening plenary on Thursday, June 2, 2016 in a new way for the2016 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting organized by the American Democracy Project (ADP), the Democracy Project (TDC), and NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. We will begin our meeting for the first time using a format that we are calling, “CivEd Talks.” These 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 should reflect the individual’s genuine experience with and relevant knowledge of their selected topic. Each of the CivEd Talks presented here will actively engage participants in stretching our thinking and motivating us to action as we return to our campuses and communities following the meeting.

Join us for an opening plenary session that asks you to envisioning the work of our CLDE movement in higher education and consider how you can help us move the needle on democratic engagement on campus, in your communities, and in our civil society.

Meet our CivEd Talks Speakers:

Justice WorkJustice Works: Why Student Engagement on Social Justice Issues is Good for Democracy
Can student engagement on issues of social justice and inclusion help to restore higher education’s sense of civic purpose and produce the kind of active citizenry we need to support an effective democratic society? While passion about injustice is a good start, students need the skills, knowledge and capacity to translate their hunger for justice into positive social change. This talk will consider the role of higher education, philanthropy, and government in fostering positive student engagement on criminal justice reform, college access and equity as well as other issues.
Speaker:  Austin Belali, Director, Youth Engagement Fund

KeiConnecting the Dots – Why We Need to Care about Civic Learning on and Off of College Campuses
What would it be like if college-based civic and political learning takes into account what students are learning before they enter college?  What would it be like to build a cohesive learning theory of civic learning and engagement within local and regional communities? This talk will ask us to think beyond our campus boundaries by pointing to the value of building a cohesive set of learning activities, objectives, along the developmental continuum. Together we can engage the entire community surrounding each campus in building a generation of youth and students who start learning how to become engaged citizen have important long-term consequences.
Speaker:  Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Director of CIRCLE, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University

DavidA Brief History of U.S. Democracy, 2016-2046
What can we achieve together in the next 30 years if people in higher education concerned about civic learning and democratic engagement pull together to move an ambitious collective agenda forward? Building on experiences fostering democratic culture at his own institution, David Hoffman will take a “retrospective” look at a future history we can create together.
Speaker: David Hoffman, Assistant Director of Student Life for Civic Agency, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)  

This conference promises to catalyze a more intentional academic and student affairs collaboration and to enhance institutional commitments to excellence in civic education and development. Take advantage of the early-bird rate and register by April 25.

We hope you will take advantage of this year’s conference to continue our civic missions!

Register for the 2016 CLDE Meeting Organized by ADP, TDC, and NASPA before the early-bird deadline, April 25

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ADP, TDC, and NASPA announces the 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting to be held June 2-4, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN.  This conference promises to catalyze a more intentional academic and student affairs collaboration and to enhance institutional commitments to excellence in civic education and development. Take advantage of the early-bird rate and register by April 25.  This year we are excited to offer a set of pre-conference institutes on Wednesday, June 1st about topics from assessment to political engagement, dialogue and deliberation, and economic inequality as well as one pre-conference institute especially for students. When you register for the meeting, you’ll also have the opportunity to choose one of our pre-conference institutes:

  •  9 am – 5 pm | CLDE Assessment Institute with ETS (encouraging teams): $85 team members / $150 individual
  • 10 am – 4 pm | Political Engagement Institute with icitizen (encouraging teams): $85 team members / $150 individual
  • 1 – 4 pm | Dialogue and Deliberation Institute (half-day): $75
  • 1 – 4 pm | Student Pre-conference Symposium (half-day, students only): No cost
  • 1 – 4 pm | ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative Institute (EI campuses only): $75

Stay connected and engaged with the meeting by:

  • Signing up to be a mentor and/or mentee as part of your conference experience.
  • Book Your Hotel Room by May 10 | Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
  • Connect on social media with the hashtag #CLDE16 or #FacesofCLDE.

Learn more about CLDE and registration by visiting the 2016 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting page. We hope you will take advantage of this year’s conference to continue our civic missions!