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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

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY


Engagement Fellow

3 positions open

Engagement Fellows lead their campus with voter registration, voter education and voter engagement for the November 2020 election. Fellows should develop and implement a plan on remote voter engagement. Fellows should work with their campus administrators, faculty, staff and student leaders to help register and engage students in the election process. Fellows will receive orientation, training, support and guidance from CEEP. This position is for the fall 2020 collegiate semester.

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ELECTION INFORMATION FOR SPRING 2020
 

MY VOTE WISCONSIN

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

SEP 9, 2020

Electoral College
Sandy Moats

SEP 16, 2020

Slavery, Race, and the Constitution
Ross Astoria
Discussion on the features of the U.S. Constitution that systematically skewed political power toward the southern slave masters and entrenched white supremacy.

SEP 23, 2020

Jaquelyn Arcy

SEP 30, 2020

Garrymandering in Wisconsin
Kenny French

OCT 7, 2020

Art and Social Movements
Doug Singsen

OCT 14, 2020

Political Humor
Ed Schmitt

OCT 21, 2020

Factors that Effect Voting Behavior
Michael Hansen

OCT 28, 2020

Rights of Undocumented Minors in Education
Greg Cramer

NOV 4, 2020

Peggy James

NOV 11, 2020

Aubri MacDonald

NOV 18, 2020

African Democracy
Simon Akindes

Event details coming soon!

Event details coming soon!

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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