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

2:10 PM - 2:25 PM (EST)
College Students as Changemakers: The Next Frontier For Equity, Inclusion, and High Impact Civic Learning

Lenore Rodicio, Senior Fellow at Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, Senior Fellow at Transformation Initiatives (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Coach at Achieving the Dream, and Fellow at Complete College America–a CLDE Coalition Lead Partner

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

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

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

Wednesday, December 14

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EST)
Corridor ConversationsRegistrants are invited to submit suggestions for facilitated discussion topics
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

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

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

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM (EST)
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (EST)
Concurrent Sessions on Cross Sector Explorations: How Can Educators and Policy Leaders—Together—Make College Civic Learning Inclusive, High Impact, and Empowering?

The following sessions explore ways that educators and policy influencers can work productively together to advance equity and quality in civic learning for an engaged democracy–and pitfalls to avoid.

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
5:00 PM - 5:30 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. Facilitated by Carol Geary Schneider, President Emerita of AAC&U–a CLDE Coalition Lead Partner and Senior Advisor for The CLDE Coalition


Bridging the Divides, Including All Students:  
Diversity, Equity, and High-Impact Civic Learning Pathways

Monday, February 6 & Tuesday, February 7

Agenda coming soon!