Wednesday, June 3
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Blended-Learning Scholars Meeting (by invitation)
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Symposium, hosted by TurboVote
Free of charge. Lunch will
be provided. Please RSVP to this event when you register for the CLDE
Institutions of higher education play a critical role in
developing the next generation of engaged citizens. This symposium will cover
everything you need to know about fostering student involvement in elections,
including: the role that voter engagement can play in integrated learning
and interdisciplinary initiatives; how civic technology is causing a paradigm
shift in democratic practice; and voter engagement trends on campuses across
the country. It will include panel discussions, trainings and other
interactive sessions focused on cross-campus collaboration, community
outreach, grassroots mobilization, and the role of civic technology in 21st
century citizenship. All sessions will provide TurboVote partner institutions
with an opportunity to share leading practices for maintaining an informed,
civically-engaged student population.
3 p.m. – 6
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative Advisory Council Meeting (by invitation)
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 4
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast on own
8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
NASPA LEAD Institutions Breakfast and Workshop (for NASPA LEAD campuses)
9 a.m. –11:30 a.m.
ADP Organizing Meeting (All ADP Participants
encouraged to attend; includes ADP awards presentations)
9 a.m. –
TDC Organizing Meeting
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch on Own
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative Lunch (by invitation)
2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Stewardship of Place: A Civic Mission of Higher Education
Colleges and universities can help bridge the divides of today’s paradoxical social landscape, spaces in which technology can make us more connected than ever, but social relations in many dimensions are fractured, contested, disconnected, and polarized. For higher education institutions to have a responsible relationship to place, our next generation and our democracy, we must embrace our role as anchor institutions in our communities and learn how to dialogue across difference, fully reward our faculty, and value engaged education for democracy.
Presenter: Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Rutgers University Newark (N.J.)
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Common Good: NEH’s Initiative on the Humanities in the Public Square
The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square is a new agency-wide initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) designed to demonstrate the critical role humanities scholarship can play in our public life. Through NEH’s traditional grant-making programs and several special initiatives The Common Good will encourage humanities scholars to turn their attentions to topics that have widespread resonance with the American people and that lend themselves to the methods and concerns of the humanities. More information on The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square initiative is available at the NEH website at: www.neh.gov/commongood
Presenter: William "Bro" Adams, Chairperson, National Endowment for the Humanities
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Networking Reception and Poster Session/Campus & Friends
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Screening of the NEH documentary
film "Freedom Summer"
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Student Workshop & Meetup: Free 2-ition
7:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
9:10 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Making Collaboration Happen: Forging Partnerships Between Academic and Student Affairs for Democratic Student Engagement
We often segment our colleges and universities into divisions of academic affairs and student affairs. But the lives of students are not so neatly divided, and neither are the communities with which our campuses engage. In this plenary session, we will explore the possibilities for deeper and more effective collaboration between academic affairs and student affairs to facilitate civic learning and democratic engagement. We will also consider the barriers--both structural and attitudinal--to partnerships involving student affairs and academic affairs, and we will discuss strategies, approaches, and models for moving beyond those barriers in the service of our goals for our students, our institutions, our communities, and our democracy.
Moderator: Andrew J. Seligsohn, President, Campus Compact
Reva Curry, Vice
President of Academic Affairs, Delta Community College (Mich.)
Vincent Ilustre, Senior Director of Development, Regional
Program, Tulane University (La.)
Frank E. Ross, Vice President for Student Affairs and
Professor of Educational Leadership and Development, Northeastern Illinois
10:35 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
General Interest, Roundtable and i3 Conversation Sessions
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
on Your Own
11:35 a.m. – 1 p.m.
TDC Steering Committee Working Lunch Meeting (by invitation)
11:35 a.m. - 1 p.m.
AASCU National Blended Course Consortium Coordinators Working Lunch Meeting (by invitation)
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1 p.m. –
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
eJournal of Public Affairs Editorial Board meeting
2:45 p.m. – 3:30
i3 Conversations, Showcase Sessions, Times
3:40 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Showcase and General Interest Sessions
3:40 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Sessions and Roundtable Discussions
4:20 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
5 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Learning through Listening: Performance and Story Circles as Instruments for Community and Cultural Change
Based around performed excerpts of two locally-developed theater productions that engage issues of education and equity, this plenary session focuses on creating campus and community collaborations that honor cultural practices and traditions of pedagogy and justice.
“Thirteen Lessons” is a story-theater work presented in episodes which are taken from oral histories and first-person testimonials of individuals caught in circumstances of illiteracy and others committed to working to help them obtain improved literacy skills. This play was developed in collaboration by Ashé Cultural Arts Center and the Loyola University (La.) Lindy Boggs’ National Center for Community Literacy.
“Lockdown” paints a vivid picture of charter schools in post-Katrina New Orleans, La., staffed by well-meaning, but overwhelmed outsiders who reject youth for discipline violations when what the students need is support and understanding.
In each performance, stewardship of place is at the forefront in both the content and in the development of its writing. The plays were developed through Story Circle methodology—a group facilitation process built around narrative and personal experience with longstanding traditions in African and African American cultural practices and community theater histories.
Following the productions, Bebelle and Bush will moderate a conference-wide Story Circle, asking participants to reflect and engage with both New Orleans and their own campus-community partnerships.
Carol Bebelle, Co-founder & Executive Director, Ashé Cultural Arts Center (La.)
Adam Bush, Provost, College Unbound
Saturday, June 6
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative Breakfast
(RSVP Required, Economic Inequality Initiative coordinators, no
8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
8:40 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
Teaching Demo and Showcase Sessions
8:40 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
9:35 a.m. –
Teaching Demos and General Interest
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
General Interest Sessions, i3 Conversations and Roundtable
11:25 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Noon – 12:30 p.m.
12:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CLOSING PLENARY & LUNCH
Our Declaration: A
Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality
just 1,337 words, the Declaration of Independence altered the course of
history. Written in 1776, it is the most profound document in the history of
government since the Magna Carta, signed nearly 800 years ago in 1215. Yet
despite its paramount importance, the Declaration, curiously, is rarely
read from start to finish—much less understood. In this talk, Danielle Allen
dives into the history of democracy through the framework of the Declaration.
She presents the text as a coherent and riveting argument about equality: an
animating force that could and did transform the course of our everyday
lives. Challenging so much of our conventional political wisdom, she boldly
makes the case that we cannot have freedom as individuals without equality
among us as a people. With cogent analysis and passionate advocacy, this
talk thrillingly affirms the enduring significance of America’s founding
text, ultimately revealing what democracy actually means and what it asks of
Allen, Political Philosopher and Author of Our Declaration
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
ADP Steering Committee Meeting