A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future:
This 2012 report helped accelerate the CLDE movement across higher education. See chapters 5 and 6 for an overview of
pedagogies and curriculum designs any institution can use.
Free and Civil Discourse: Challenges and Imperatives:
This 2017 issue of AAC&U's archival quarterly,
Diversity & Democracy
, provides diverse
perspectives and resources for fostering civil dialogue about contentious issues.
The Confounding Promise of Community - Why It Matters More than Ever for Student Success:
CLDE recommends that civic learning be designed with equity, inclusion, and increased levels of student
success the top priorities. This 2019 issue of AAC&U’s journal,
, explores these issues in depth. See also the archival issues of AAC&U’s quarterly,
Diversity & Democracy, for both examples and evidence of equity-minded and public-spirited programs on campus.
Community Colleges For Democracy:
This ground-breaking 2020 Campus Compact publication shows how a diverse group of community colleges are making
civic learning and engagement integral to their work.
Universities Are Shunning Their Responsibility to Democracy
In this essay for The Atlantic, John Hopkins University President, Ronald J. Daniels, explores how higher education
approached democracy learning in the past and proposes a renewed commitment to engaging students with democracy’s histories,
principles, and challenges.
The Founders Bequeathed Us Something Radical.
In a New York Times opinion piece, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker proposes that, “flawed” vision notwithstanding, the founders gave Americans the tools we
need to repair our failures, and “build a multiracial, multiethnic, pluralist democracy that extends the privilege of American identity to all.”
Achieving Equity: An Evaluation of a Multicomponent, Lower-Division Student Success Program
that weaves social justice inquiry and action into its guided learning pathways for students.