Oklahoma 2012 Civic Health Index Released

Together with our partners at the University of Central Oklahoma, NCoC released the 2012 Oklahoma Civic Health Index at the Oklahoma State Capitol on December 4. Secretary of State Glenn Coffee accepted the report on behalf of the state.

The report finds that the state thrives in areas such as volunteerism and families sharing meals, but has room for growth in other areas including voting and political participation. The report focuses on the critical importance of civic skills and voter education, and the research team now plans to use an infographic on the findings as an educational tool for schools and libraries across the state.

The Oklahoma Civic Health Index is produced in partnership with the University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma Campus Compact, the Kerr Foundation, Inc., and the Walton Family Foundation.

Read the Press Release

See the Report

American Democracy Project Calendar

Fall 2013

What is Civic Engagement?

Civic engagement is a broad term and includes a spectrum of examples ranging from volunteerism and community service on one side of the spectrum to public policy and politics on the other side. As one of the Central Six components of Transformative Learning, civic engagement is central to the mission of the University of Central Oklahoma, educating the next generation of college students to serve as active, ethical and engaged citizens within their local communities, the nation and the world.

The New York Times College Readership Program returns to the University of Central Oklahoma for 2012-13. Free copies of The New York Times are available to the campus community Monday-Friday in key locations throughout campus. If you use The New York Times in your course, please include The New York Times in your syllabus and send an electronic copy to Patti Loughlin, Ph.D., Director of the American Democracy Project, ploughlin@uco.edu or (405) 974-5491.

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Constitution Week: September 16 - 20

Guest Speaker: Cyndi Munson

September 17

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Pegasus Theater, Liberal Arts Building

Munson, A UCO Alumni and former Vice President of UCOSA, will discuss her journey in community involvement and her decision to run for a seat as an Oklahoma State Representative for House District 85. Currently, Cyndi is the Community Programs Manager for Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma

Voter Registration Drive

September 16 -20

Locations Across Campus

Register during this time and get a free pocket Constitution

"Not Voiceless" Freedom of Speech Boards

September 16 - 20

Locations Across Campus

Let your voice be heard! Tell us what the Constitution and Free Speech means to you!

Faculty Lunch and Learn

September 19

11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

The ADP with the New York Times will discuss how to use the Times in the classroom. Fore more information, email adp@uco.edu

ADP Open Meeting for Staff and Faculty

September 24

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Will Rogers, NUC

Open ADP meeting. Stop by and find out more about ADP and how to get involved with our upcoming civic engagement projects!

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