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Election Experience

THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

BE INFORMED.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has had an active program in civic engagement, promoting volunteerism, internships and community based learning projects.  In 2006, it was part of the American Democracy Project, preparing students for active participation in the 2008 election process through cooperatives across diverse departments and community partners. Community engagement is a nationally recognized hallmark of distinction for UW-Parkside embedded in an institutional commitment fostering civic-minded students, alumni, staff and faculty who provide scholarship, leadership, resources and services to the local and global community.

During the Fall semester of Presidential elections, the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies leads a campus wide Election Experience for students, community members, and staff.  In 2016, UW-Parkside’s voting rate was 56.7%, more than 6 points over the national average.

ELECTION EXPERIENCE COURSE

FALL 2020  |  GNED 193

Engage with the 2020 Presidential Election through this uniquely styled, event based class.This course is a general education option and inclusive to all majors!

CLASSWORK

  • Event attendance (percentage based)
  • Reflective writings
  • Poster presentations

EVENTS

  • Debate watch parties
  • Speaker presentations 
  • Brown bag lunch discussions

ELECTION INFORMATION FOR SPRING 2020
 

MY VOTE WISCONSIN

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Specific events and dates coming soon!

  • Debate watch parties
  • Speaker presentations
  • Brown bag lunches

NSLVE REPORTS

UW-Parkside takes part in NSLVE (National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement). For the 2016 election, analysis was based on the voting records of 9,784,931 million students at 1,023 higher education institutions. The study found that 48.3% of all students voted in the 2016 presidential election, which significant variations by race gender, field of student, institution type, and more. 2016 was the second election year that UW-Parkside has participated in the study, in which our university ranked higher in voter turn out than the national average.

Past Reports

PROGRAM CONTACT

Christopher Hudspeth  |  262-595-3236  |  hudspeth@uwp.edu

University of Wisconsin System Member
The Higher Learning Commission
Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification
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