UNCG leads way in civic engagement

Posted on August 21, 2013

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UNCG is one of 73 colleges and universities recognized by NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education as leaders in cultivating civic-minded students.

NASPA has named UNCG to its 2013-14 Lead Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement. UNCG was also among 50 institutions named to the Lead Initiative for 2012-13.

As part of the diverse network of colleges and universities selected by NASPA, UNCG has committed to strategies to make civic learning and democratic engagement a core component of the Division of Student Affairs through planning, partnerships and assessment.

The goals of the program are threefold:

  • Building clear and tangible civic learning and democratic engagement activities into the Division of Student Affairs’ strategic goals and learning outcomes.
  • Creating strategies in collaboration with students, faculty and community partners that increase civic learning and help solve community problems through collective action.
  • Collecting and reporting data on the efficacy of campus efforts using tools that measure gains in civic learning and democratic engagement.

NASPA works for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession. Founded in 1919, NASPA comprises more than 13,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries and eight U.S. Territories.

To learn more about NASPA’s Lead Initiative, visit http://www.naspa.org/clde/lead_initiative.cfm.

Article by Michelle Hines ( mkhines@uncg.edu )
Reposted from UNCG Now

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