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Describing Transformative Engagement Practices

by David Hoffman
George Mehaffy, founder of the American Democracy Project (ADP), has reflected that too many of the campus civic learning and democratic engagement programs and activities inspired by ADP in its first few years were “marginal, episodic, and celebratory.” I believe we need equally clear and concise language to describe the positive attributes of profoundly valuable and effective engagement efforts…

Theophilus Aluko

“The Very Reason You are Here”

by Theophilus Aluko
Thanks to the Mechanical Engineering department, I was able to join UMBC’s delegation to the 2015 American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment/NASPA Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement conference in New Orleans earlier this month. I could sense that there is still a lot of work to do…


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