College Civic Learning for an Engaged Democracy:  
New Urgency, New Vision, New Educator–Policy Leader Alliances

Tuesday, December 13

2:00 PM - 2:10 PM (EST)
What Is the Civic Learning and Democracy Engagement Coalition? Vision, Goals, Educator-Policy Leader Collaborations

Bobbie Laur, President of Campus Compact–a CLDE Coalition Lead Partner

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2:10 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
College Students as Changemakers: The Next Frontier For Equity, Inclusion, and High Impact Civic Learning

Lenore Rodicio, Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, and Fellow at Complete College America

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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM (EST)
How College Students View Democracy’s Next Chapter

Student Panelists with moderator Dawn Whitehead, Vice President of the Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)–a CLDE Coalition Lead Partner. Student panelists include Ronny Bautista, Hayden Malone, Julian Putnam, Kellan Duffy, and Cristina Flores.

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3:15 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
3:30 PM - 3:55 PM (EST)
Now is the Time: A 21st Century Vision for Inclusive Civic Learning

Sylvia Hurtado, Professor of Education in the School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA

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4:00 PM - 4:55 PM (EST)
Concurrent Sessions on Making College Civic Learning Inclusive and High Impact

These sessions feature institutions that are leading the way toward civic engagement for an engaged democracy and initiatives that put forward a renewed vision of higher education’s role in advancing small-d democratic principles against the challenges of the current national and global context

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
Leadership for a Strong Democracy—Across Partisan and Racial Divides

Aaron Thompson, Council President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education; John Bridgeland, Founder and Executive Chair of More Perfect, Executive Chairman of Office of American Possibilities, and Former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council; and Lynn Pasquerella, President of AAC&U–a CLDE Coalition Lead Partner

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Wednesday, December 14

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM (EST)
College Civic Learning: A Policy Priority that Can Support Completion, Equity, Careers, and More

Larry Roberts, Director of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at University of Virginia; and Yolanda Watson Spiva, President of Complete College America–a CLDE Coalition Lead Partner

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2:15 PM - 2:40 PM (EST)
Evidence Matters. New Research on How Students Benefit from Civic Learning—and the Deep Divides on Who Participates

Ashley Finley, Vice President for Research and Senior Advisor to the President at AAC&U–a CLDE Coalition Lead Partner; and Linda Garcia, Executive Director of the Center for Community College Student Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin

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2:45 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
Mobilizing Policy Leadership to Make College Civic Learning a Shared Priority

Barbara Gellman-Danley, President of the Higher Learning Commission; Rob Anderson, President of the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association–a CLDE Coalition Lead Partner; Michelle Asha Cooper, Vice President for Public Policy and Executive Director of the Washington, D.C. Office at Lumina Foundation; Martha Kanter, President of College Promise–a CLDE Coalition Lead Partner; and Fay Akindes, Director, Systemwide Professional & Instructional Development at University of Wisconsin System; Chaired by Yolanda Watson Spiva, President of Complete College America–a CLDE Coalition Lead Partner

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State Systems: Most Higher Education Institutions Already Offer Civic Learning—But Only for Some Students

How Can State Systems Help Bring Equity to the Civic Learning Movement–And What Should They Not Do?

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Completion: College Civic Learning is High Impact both for Completion and Career Skills

Is It Time to Broaden the Meanings of College Student “Success”?

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School/College Alignment: After Decades of Neglect, Many Policy Leaders Now Embrace K-12 Civics Reform

How Can Higher Education Learn from—and Work with—the Vigorous K-12 Civics and History Reform Movement?

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Community Colleges: There are Deep Inequities in Community College Students’ Civic Learning Participation

How Can Community College Systems Lead on Making College Civic Learning a Widely Shared Quality and Equity Priority? 

Attenuated Democracy: A Critical Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics by David Hubert, an Open Educational Resource (OER) intended for introductory U.S. government and politics courses, will be referenced during the session.

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Evidence: The New Evidence on the Multiple Benefits of College Civic Learning is Compelling

What Are the Key Takeaways for Educational and Policy Priorities?

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Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission has Made Civic Learning an Accreditation Standard

How Can Institutional Accreditation Help Make College Civic Learning Both Inclusive and High Impact?

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4:45 PM - 5:15 PM (EST)
Abundant Great Civic Learning Practice—But What are the Guiding Purposes?

This session invites feedback on a draft Framework for Civic and Democratic Learning in College and previews upcoming CLDE Forums. Led by Carol Geary Schneider, President Emerita of AAC&U and Senior Advisor for The CLDE Coalition.

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