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    Electoral Voices – Engaging College Students in Elections

    An American Democracy Project
    Best Practices Guide
    © Copyright 2006  

    Electoral Voices coverIn 2006, AASCU’s American Democracy Project published Electoral Voices – Engaging College Students in Elections, a best practices guide. Until recently, this monograph has been for sale in the AASCU online bookstore. Now, in time for planning for the 2012 national election, we’re re-releasing the guide as a free, downloadable PDF. Read more 





    Tools and Insights for Universities Called to Regional Stewardship

    Alliance for Regional Stewardship
    American Association of State Colleges and Universities
    National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
    © Copyright 2006

    Tools and Insights 2006 - coverIn recent years, much attention has been focused on the emergence of the knowledge economy and the nation’s aging, migrating population, but our communities and public institutions—including higher education—are just coming to terms with these trends. The combination of an economy and a population in transition promises significant, even dramatic, changes in how we think about questions of local and regional planning and development. Download full PDF 




    Stepping Forward As Stewards of Place

    A Guide for Leading Public Engagement at State Colleges and Universities
    © Copyright 2002

    Stewards of Place 2002 - coverHow do presidents and chancellors “walk the walk” as well as “talk the talk” in leading engaged institutions?
    Every day, the nation’s state colleges and universities demonstrate, in ways large and small, the inextricable linkages with their communities and with the world at large. These linkages, collectively referred to as “public engagement,” are an essential part of the heritage of AASCU institutions and embrace a wide variety of activities—including outreach, applied research, service learning, and more. Moreover, these linkages reflect a constant challenge to institutions to serve as “stewards of place,” to function as learners as well as teachers in tackling the myriad of opportunities and issues facing our communities and regions. Download full PDF