Frequently Asked Questions?

What does ADP seek to do?
What is civic engagement?
What are the programs provided by ADP at FHSU?
Who do I contact with new ideas for ADP Programming, both curricular and co-curricular?
Why is ADP housed in the Center for Civic Leadership?

What does ADP seek to do? top
  • Create a national conversation among many campuses about the theory and practice of civic engagement.
  • Develop institutional commitment by involving senior administrators, faculty, staff, and students; by addressing core institutional mission and purpose; and by focusing on civic engagement as a learning out come for undergraduates.
  • Initiate new projects, courses, and teaching strategies, extracurricular programs, and other programs to increase civic engagement, supported by the national project office.
  • Measure the civic engagement outcomes of undergraduates on participating campuses, and assess the impact of the project in contributing to greater civic engagement outcomes.
  • Disseminate the models that result to a wide audience of higher education institutions, individuals, and policymakers.
What is civic engagement? top
  • Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make that difference.
  • It means promoting the quality of life in a community through both political and non-political processes.
  • A morally and civically responsible individual recognizes himself or herself as a member of a larger social fabric and therefore considers social problems to be at least partly his or her own; such an individual is willing to see the moral and civic dimensions of issues, to make and justify informed moral and civic judgments, and to take action when appropriate.
What are the programs provided by ADP at FHSU? top
  • Ben Franklin Papers
  • Constitution Day (Week)
  • Civic Agency
  • Civic Engagement Week
  • Democracy Plaza
  • eCitizenship
  • Great Decisions
  • Model United Nations
  • Public Forums
  • Readership
  • Seven Revolutions
  • Talking Democracy
  • Times Talk
Who do I contact with new ideas for ADP Programming, both curricular and co-curricular? top
  • The ADP is housed in the Center for Civic Leadership on the campus of FHSU. Staff of the CCL, including the ADP Student Director, would be happy to help with any new ideas that would further the purpose of ADP.
Why is ADP housed in the Center for Civic Leadership? top
  • The Center for Civic Leadership and ADP have missions that align, engaging citizens to be more civically active. For this reason, ADP is housed in the CCL to allow for more collaborative efforts and effective uses of FHSU resources.
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