The Campus & Community Civic Health Initiative, an effort to measure and improve campus and community civic health, served as a signature program of the 10th anniversary of the American Democracy Project (ADP). ADP’s Campus & Community Civic Health Initiative engaged American colleges and universities in two efforts:
The Campus & Community Civic Health Initiative was informed by the critical work of the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) – our convening partner organization – on America’s civic health, by national thought leaders, and by research centers and projects on civic issues (e.g., CIRCLE).
This two-year initiative with the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) was designed to identify and develop campus and community civic health assessments and tools, as well as action plans that respond to the findings. Participating institutions worked together to study the civic health of our campuses and communities. We discovered how our campuses support and facilitate civic health. Our goal was to provide insights into and strategies for measuring civic health on campus and off campus. This initiative launched with an inaugural Campus & Community Civic Health Initiative Summit – a pre-conference workshop – at the American Democracy Project national meeting on June 7, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. Participation in the initiative was open to any AASCU-member institution, with preference given to current ADP members.
For more details, see the Campus & Community Health Initiative Description.
National Conference on Citizenship
Director, The American Democracy Project