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Strengthen American Democracy Guide

The Strengthening American Democracy Guide provides a framework for developing and documenting institutional goals and strategies to increase civic learning and democratic engagement on college and university campuses.

How would a campus best use this resource?
Use this guide to help faculty, staff, and students write strong action plans to increase civic learning and democratic engagement on campus. Note: This guide is not meant to be prescriptive and should be adapted to your institutional context.
Learning outcomes
-Coalition partners on college campuses will be able to assess their current efforts, set goals, plan and implement activities, assess their progress toward goals, and continuously work to improve civic learning and democratic engagement efforts at their institution. -Coalition partners will be better equipped to garner additional support and resources, change their campus culture, improve systems and policies, build lasting capacity, and ultimately institutionalize efforts to increase democratic engagement.