As part of the USM commitment to civic engagement and civic education,
the USM institutions are supporting student engagement in the upcoming election in a variety of ways.
Click this link for information about and resources for voter registration, voting, and other ways of getting involved with the 2020 election.
In Fall 2017 , the USM Board of Regents convened the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Workgroup to make recommendations
on moving the civic education agenda forward. The workgroup's three-part mission focused on civic education, civic engagement,
and civic responsibility. Read the report here.
On November 8, 2019 USM hosted a System-wide Civic Education/Civic Engagement (CECE) workshop
(agenda) at the UMBC Tech Center South to
bring campus teams together to report
out on the campus-level progress on the three committees that came out of the Regents’ Workgroup on Civic
Education and Civic Engagement. The workshop addressed three questions: (1) What progress has been made on each
campus with respect to the three committees? (2) What are the major challenges you face on your campus
related to civic education and civic engagement, and how can we problem-solve them together? (3) What do institutions
need to move this work forward on their campuses?
The day-long workshop included keynote address from Regent Linda Gooden, a student panel moderated by Regent Michelle Gourdine,
and breakout groups facilitated by campus teams representing the three committees (Carnegie Classification, Curricular
Integration, and Voting and Census). The Curriculum Integration Committee developed a tool,
Model,” for campuses to assess current civic education integration.
Highlights of the breakout sessions linked here.
In addition, the National Study of Learning Voting and Engagement (NSLVE)
presented the most recent summary report on the voter registration and voting statistics for the USM.
List of Workshop documents:
- Full agenda
- List of participants by institution
- Draft Civic Engagement Implementation Maturity Model
- Breakout session notes
- NSLVE summary report for the USM