ALL IN Challenge Webinar Series

2019 SERIES

DEVELOPING A HIGH-QUALITY ACTION PLAN

 

2017-2018 Webinars are recorded and can be viewed on our archives page.

 

Colleges and universities are adopting comprehensive approaches to advancing nonpartisan democratic engagement on their campuses — working to improve civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation. Developing an action plan can help your campus strategize on ways to help educate students, motivate them to engage in American democracy, and instill the value of lifelong participation. In our 2019  webinar series, we will break down the Strengthening American Democracy guidelines over 5 sessions.  In the 6th session, we introduce how to use the accompanying rubric to self-evaluate the quality of the plan.

 

In each webinar, presenters will cover the guidelines and share promising practices, making it easier for your team to develop and submit your campus’ plan by the first ALL IN Challenge deadline – December 15.

Previously Recorded Webinars

 

#1 | Leadership & Commitment

Description

This webinar will focus on Section I – Leadership and Section II – Commitment of the Strengthening American Democracy action plan development guidelines. Presenters will discuss how to build a strong, representative coalition to lead efforts on campus and guide participants through the process of identifying an institution’s commitment to improving nonpartisan democratic engagement.

 

Participants will leave the webinar prepared to tackle the first two sections of their campus democratic engagement action plans for the 2020 election — ahead of the first deadline on December 15, 2019.

Speakers

Stephanie King

Director of Civic Engagement and Knowledge Community Initiatives

NASPA

 

Emily Weisgrau

Director of Advancement Communications

Chair, Get Out the Vote Committee

Swarthmore College

 

Lauren Shinholster

Coordinator of Community Engagement

Mercer University

 

Mary Weaver Bennett

Director, Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service

Southern Utah University

#2 | Landscape & Goal Setting

Description

This webinar will focus on Section IV – Landscape and Section V – Goals of the Strengthening American Democracy action plan guidelines. Presenters will describe how to conduct a landscape assessment to determine current efforts and needs. Presenters will also discuss the importance of goal setting and how to develop short-term and long-term S.M.A.R.T. I. E. goals.

 

Participants will leave the webinar prepared to tackle the first third and fourth sections of their campus democratic engagement action plans for the 2020 election — ahead of the first deadline on December 15, 2019. 

Speakers

  • Spencer Long, Director of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Marianne Magjuka,  Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute, Wake Forest University

  • Andrew Lardie,  Associate Director for Service and Leadership Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good, Bowdoin College

  • Stephanie King, Director of Civic Engagement and Knowledge Community Initiatives, NASPA
#3 | Strategy

Description

This webinar will focus on Section V – Strategy of the Strengthening American Democracy action plan guidelines. Presenters will discuss developing strategies (and accompanying activities or tactics) for achieving goals. Best and promising practices for institutionalizing civic learning, democratic engagement, and voter participation will be shared.

 

Participants will leave the webinar prepared to tackle the fifth section of their campus democratic engagement action plans for the 2020 election — ahead of the first deadline on December 15, 2019. 

Speakers

  • Abbey Neyenhouse, Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Connie Jorgensen, Piedmont Virginia Community College

  • John Zacker, University of Maryland
  • Stephanie King, Director of Civic Engagement and Knowledge Community Initiatives, NASPA
#4 | NSLVE

Description

This webinar will focus on understanding your campus’ NSLVE* report. Presenters will explain how to read and analyze the data contained in the report. Participants will leave the webinar prepared to use the information gathered from the report to revise goals and strategies of their campus democratic engagement action plans for the 2020 election — ahead of the first deadline on December 15, 2019.

 

* The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE), a product of the Institute for Higher Education and Democracy at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life, is the first and only nonpartisan study of individual and institution-level data on college student voting. Campuses participating in NSLVE will receive their student voting data from the 2018 midterm election in summer 2019.

Speakers

  • Stephanie King, Director of Civic Engagement and Knowledge Community Initiatives, NASPA
  • Nancy Thomas, Director, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, Tufts University
#5 | Reporting & Evaluation

Description

This webinar will focus on Section VII – Reporting and Section VII Evaluation of the Strengthening American Democracy action plan guidelines. Presenters will discuss the importance of sharing action plans and accompanying data with campus stakeholders as well as the need to continuously evaluate and improve campus plans, goals, and strategies. Examples of how campuses are reporting and evaluating their civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation will be shared.

 

Participants will leave the webinar prepared to tackle the final two sections of their campus democratic engagement action plans for the 2020 election — ahead of the first deadline on December 15, 2019. 

Speakers

  • Jennifer Johnson Kebea, Ed.D, Executive Director, Lindy Center for Civic Engagement
  • Kassie Phebillo, TX Votes Program Coordinator, University of Texas at Austin’s Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life

Upcoming Webinars in the 2019 Action Planning Series

 

#6 | Assessing Action Plan Quality

Date

Thursday, December 5

Time

2:00 PM EST

Description

This webinar will focus on the new rubric that will accompany the 2nd edition of the Strengthening American Democracy action plan guidelines (both to be released in June 2019). Presenters will explain how to use the rubric to self-assess the quality of their campus’ action plan and identify areas of strength and areas for improvement. Presenters will also discuss ways in which to use the self-assessment results to determine next steps and strategically plan for the future.

 

Participants will leave the webinar prepared to self-assess their campus’ action plan and be able to determine which areas to focus on for revisions.