Apr. 5-29, 2024
Online Workshops
Convening

Practicing Democracy: Voter Education and Engagement on Campus

Join AASCU’s American Democracy Project in helping our campuses prepare students and communities to participate in the 2024 local, state, and national elections. 

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Strengthening civic connections.

Build campus-community ties and integrate voter education in your classroom.

The momentous 2024 election season will bring many challenges to AASCU campuses, and this nonpartisan project aims to encourage conversation, demonstrate best practices, and provide critical resources so that our campuses can build capacity and a campus culture that encourages engagement in building a strong democracy.

Register for any sessions that would enhance and assist your work.

  • Voter Education Workshops
    April 5: Exploring the Impact of Political Ideology on Hot Topics
    April 12: Including Deliberative Dialogues in the Classroom
    April 19: Artificial Intelligence and the Election
    April 26: Ideas for Incorporating Voter Issues Into the Classroom
  • Voter Engagement Workshops
    April 8: Organizing Community Dialogues
    April 15: Developing Engaged Students
    April 22: Strengthening Campus-Community Voting Initiatives
    April 29: Maintaining a Positive Campus Climate During the 2024 Election
Past sessions in this series

Who should attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Administrators
  • Librarians

How will you benefit?

  • Develop support systems and gain access to resources for voter education and voter engagement
  • Integrate and apply voter education into learning settings across multiple disciplines
  • Review, validate, build, implement, and assess voter engagement plans for campuses
  • Connect to colleagues to build a campus culture that fosters voter engagement

Voter Education Workshops

Voter education is defined as building knowledge, civic skills, and democratic values. Sessions include best practices to build knowledge, skills, and democratic values, informational overviews, resource spotlights, and trainings designed to incorporate civics into curriculum and co-curriculum. They are designed for faculty and staff who wish to incorporate information literacy, deliberative dialogues, and issue-based discussions into their campus during fall 2024.


April 5, 2024 | 3-4 p.m.

Exploring the Impact of Political Ideology on Hot Topics

We are complex individuals with the capacity to embrace multiple, sometimes conflicting political perspectives. This session provides an opportunity for participants to participate in and learn about the online “hot topics” political ideology diagnostic and how it can be integrated in and out of the classroom. The diagnostic fosters enhanced critical thinking and diagnostic de-briefing provides opportunities to promote political inclusiveness and explore dissonance.


April 12, 2024 | 12-1 p.m.

Including Deliberative Dialogues in the Classroom

Hear of multiple ways to integrate deliberative dialogues into the curriculum. This interdisciplinary tool can redefine your core curriculum practices and provides a strong model for how to have difficult conversations in the classroom.


April 19, 2024 | 12-1 p.m.

Artificial Intelligence and the Election

Artificial intelligence (AI) will be used during the election to sort through results, make predictions, and assist candidates in crafting messages. So how can AI assist our elections work? And when should we be concerned? Explore with colleagues about how to safely and impactfully engage with AI.


April 26, 2024 | 12-1 p.m.

Ideas for Incorporating Voter Issues Into the Classroom

From climate change to gun rights to abortion, our democracy requires difficult conversations. With colleagues from across the U.S., explore how to smoothly and safely integrate these contentious topics into your courses.

Voter Engagement Workshops

Voter Engagement encourages and supports peaceful and meaningful participation in elections within our communities. Sessions include strategies for building, implementing, and assessing campus voting plans and understanding legislation about voting on campuses. They are designed for campus leaders who support student and community voting.


April 8, 2024 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Organizing Community Dialogues

How can you build an inclusive culture on campus that values diverse opinions? Learn more about how to organize community deliberative dialogues that move conversation and build healthy relationships.


April 15, 2024 | 3-4 p.m.

Developing Engaged Students

Explore strategies, resources, and success stories related to voter engagement, election administration, and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) activities on campus all aimed to help cultivate active civic participation among students.


April 22, 2024 | 3-4 p.m.

Strengthening Campus-Community Voting Initiatives

Learn how to deliberately and strategically integrate community issues and voices into your fall 2024 on-campus voting engagement work. Learn how to organize campus-community candidate forums and much more.


April 29, 2024 | 2-3 p.m.

Maintaining a Positive Campus Climate During the 2024 Election

How will the 2024 Presidential Election impact your campus culture? What can you do to manage conflict between students? Learn practical strategies to mitigate conflict, maintain community, and turn the election into an opportunity for students to engage constructively across lines of difference.

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