Colleges and universities have developed increasingly sophisticated strategies for advancing civic and community engagement focused on student learning, social impact, and creating healthy and just communities. However, these strategies often remain siloed within institutions and across institutional contexts. This joint planning effort—led by the American Association of Colleges & Universities and Campus Compact—will aim to organize these collective efforts nationally and more fully enable higher education institutions to support and advance democracy.

In its current phase, the project is focused on inventorying existing campus democratic engagement activities and programming to build an understanding of the current landscape. This work is led by a design team that will develop a guide to enable other campuses to inventory their work.

Higher Education Democracy Inventory Design Team

The design team is composed of higher education leaders from campuses across the country who applied to join the group in spring of 2024.

Karina Kloos

Stanford University
Design Team Facilitator

Thomas Schnaubelt

Stanford University
Design Team Facilitator

Scott Warren

Johns Hopkins University
Design Team Facilitator

Maria Avila

Independent Consultant & Scholar

Craig Berger

Kent State University

Jodi Fisler

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Sylvia Gale

University of Richmond

Philip Goodrich

University of California, Los Angeles

Brian Harlan

Cornish College of the Arts

Caroline Lee

Lafayette College

Jason M. Leggett

Kingsborough Community College

Marianne Magjuka

Wake Forest University

Jessica Mann

Duquesne University

Chelsea Morrese

Lafayette College

Agnieszka Nance

Tulane University

Patty Robinson

College of the Canyons

James Roland

Emory University

Kimberly Rosenfeld

Cerritos College

Pam Shropshire

Swarthmore College

Rebecca M. Townsend

Holyoke Community College

Austin Wilson

Brown University

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Supported by Lumina Foundation

Campus Compact and the American Association of Colleges and Universities are proud to partner with Lumina Foundation on this joint planning effort.