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This guide draws its inspiration, and much of its practical advice, from campus coordinators of the American Democracy Project (ADP), a civic engagement initiative that began in 2003 as a partnership of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and The New York Times. The goal of this monograph is to develop a broader, deeper commitment to civic engagement in American higher education. The monograph focuses on issues such as defining and marketing programs,... Details
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This publication seeks to provide further assistance to institutional leadership to expand and deepen their relations with the local or regional community in these perilous times. Although much has been learned since the original AASCU report on this topic over 10 years ago, external conditions have not become any easier. The 2002 publication, Stepping Forward as Stewards of Place, argued that the regional, comprehensive universities that form the AASCU membership have a... Details
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A guide for educators who are seeking to link universities and schools in a quest for better outcomes. The book is a continuation of the work by the Joint Task Force for Urban/Metropolitan Schools. Please contact Shirley Dockett at 202-478-4663 to purchase this publication. Please do not add this item to your shopping cart.
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Educating Globally Competent Citizens, a product of AASCU's American Democracy Project and its Global Engagement Initiative, introduces readers to a set of global challenges facing society based on the Center for Strategic and International Studies' 7 Revolutions. The toolkit is designed to aid faculty in incorporating global challenges into new and existing courses and programs. As such, it includes case studies; teaching materials (including syllabi), handouts, assignments and... Details
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Educating Students for Political Engagement: A Guide to Implementation and Assessment for Colleges and Universities. Educating Students for Political Engagement explores not only how to bring the Political Engagement Project (PEP) initiative to campus, but also the myriad approaches to campus political engagement. PEP is one of the first initiatives of the American Democracy Project-which seeks to help undergraduate students develop a sense of political efficacy and duty, as well as ... Details
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Global Challenges: Promise & Peril in the 21st Century Student Guide. This Global Challenges course is based upon the fundamental ideas identified by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and will explore the following seven challenges: (1) Population; (2) Resources; (3) Technology; (4) Information; (5) Economies; (6) Conflict and (7) Governance.
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Hispanic Student Success in State Colleges & Universities: A Report of the Hispanic Student Success Study
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This essay focuses on the responsibility of AASCU universities and colleges to take deliberate, concerted actions to help sustain the nation's vitality and competitiveness in a global, multicultural and rapidly changing society. Guiding our work is the premise that presidential leadership is key to the success of any effort to make the nation's state colleges and universities more effective in educating graduates who understand international and intercultural dimensions of the... Details
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Serving America's Future: Increasing College Readiness provides specific ideas to help campuses begin or expand their college readiness work, as well as advice gleaned from those involved in this work. In the margins, the Task Force co-chairs offer some "President to President" comments that share presidential thoughts on various topics in the report and emphasize issues that they believe are most critical for presidents. Appendix A describes a variety of P-12 initiatives that are... Details
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Stewardship of Public Lands, grew out of the ADP initiative of the same name. For the past five summers, faculty representatives from participating AASCU institutions have spent a week in Yellowstone National Park studying controversies about wolves, bison, snowmobiles and grizzlies. Faculty then return to their campuses and develop course materials and teaching strategies-inspired by these controversies-to help undergraduates become informed, engaged citizens. The Stewardship... Details
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AASCU, the National Association of System Heads, and Education Trust have completed the graduation rate outcomes study—the study of 12 campuses that report higher-than-predicted graduation rates or higher-than-predicted improvement in graduation rates. The report provides members with leadership ideas and strategies, including campus policies and practices.
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Wired for Success serves as a practical "playbook" for harnessing the power of continuous innovation to transform higher education. Drawing on solid research and years of professional experience, the authors explore the learning experiences, technologies, institutional structures, financial models and innovative strategies that will indeed add value to a college education.