We are pleased to provide the detailed agenda for the Academic Colloquium on the American Democracy Project, part of a national effort sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in collaboration with The New York Times.

The Colloquium will occur on Feb. 13. We are very fortunate to host Dr. George Mehaffy, Vice President of AASCU, and representatives of the New York Times to provide a national perspective on this important project.

We look forward to a day of rich dialogue about the important topic of educating students for lives of responsible citizenship and civic engagement.

Discussions will include participants from six to seven SUNY Colleges, who are either currently participating in or considering joining the American Democracy Project; SUNY Brockport’s Provost’s Council; as well as colleagues from Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.

Our goals for the day are

  • to bring SUNY Brockport faculty and staff to a common level of understanding of the American Democracy Project ,
  • to instigate dialogue about how we can enhance the civic education of our students,
  • to explore ways to create synergy between SUNY Comprehensive Colleges around the topic of civic education of our students, and
  • to explore linkages between the American Democracy Project and the
    Foundations of Excellence in the First Year of College Project at SUNY Brockport.

Colloquium Agenda