Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement
Policy and Advocacy Supporting the Profession Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement
The Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Knowledge Community is a space for professional development, idea generation, scholarship, and discussion related to the field of civic education and public service. The CLDE KC supports student affairs professionals as they promote engaged citizenship and student development, encourage democratic participation in their communities, respect and appreciate diversity, and advocate applied learning and social responsibility.
Welcome to the Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Knowledge Community! Civic learning and democratic engagement is a growing field within higher education. Collectively, student affairs practitioners engaged in CLDE work are well-poised for idea generation, scholarship, professional development, and dialogue surrounding civic education and public service. The CLDE KC strives to share and create resources to further educate individuals within the field and engage professionals at every level within their organizations as they promote engaged citizenship and student development, encourage democratic participation in their community, respect and appreciate diversity, and advocated applied learning and social responsibility.
Knowledge Community leaders are NASPA volunteers who have generously devoted their time to their Knowledge Community. Chairs are elected by the Knowledge Community members while Regional representatives are selected from within the Region. Additional roles are selected by the Knowledge Community.
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One of the best resources available to you is the wide range of professional development opportunities. This list contains both our “Hosted Events,” workshops and webinars that we plan and manage, and some “Related Events,” hosted by the NASPA Central Office or other NASPA Constituent Groups. To see a full listing of NASPA events, please see the Events page.
CLDE KC Events
Resources and Partner Organizations
SLP-CLDE KC Anti-Racism Resources
- Terminology Guide
- Supporting Student Activists
- Things to Consider (for staff supporting and engage with student activists)
CLDE Resources and Initiatives
CLDE KC Publications
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The Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Knowledge Community provides numerous ways for NASPA members to stay in touch with one another! One of the best and easiest ways is by joining our Knowledge Community:
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Scroll until you see the grey sidebar on the right hand side of the screen and the link to "View My Personal Snapshot."
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Click on "Edit My Profile" and scroll down the page until you get to "NASPA Engagement Details."
You will see the KCs that you are currently a member of; if your membership to the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Knowledge Community is not listed, please add it.
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