WE HAD A GREAT CONFERENCE!!!

Thanks to all who attended or sent nominations for awards

Thoughts on the Conference from the ADP South Center

Award Winners 2006 (More information later on winners)

Slides and presentation materials from Conference

 

Campus or Institution Award Winners

First Place: Louisiana System

Second Place: Morhead State's Spring Break and Spring Back

Third Place: Western Kentucky University Constitution Celebration

 

Curricular Award Winners

First Place: Louisiana Lafayette

Second Place: Morehead State University (Habitat Project)

Third Place: Western Carolina University

 

Co-curricular Award Winners

First Place: Georgia College and State University

Second Place: Northwestern State University

Third Place: Western Kentuciky University

ADP-South Conferenceenceence
November 2-4, 2006 / Morehead, Kentucky / hosted by Morehead State University

Conference Theme:  Developing Engaged Citizens: Best Practices
and New Directions


Purpose of Conference
Because of the American Democracy Project (ADP) good things are transpiring on campuses across the nation. The goal of those working with ADP-South is to provide a forum for honoring and celebrating ADP accomplishments from 13 southern states. The conference will also be a time for those leading ADP on campuses to share our ideas and renew our spirits.

Who attends and what happens at the ADP-South Conference?
Attendees include anyone among students, faculty and staff who is active in ADP. The conference will include speakers, sharing of successes, strategy sessions, and an award ceremony. What has transpired during the previous academic year is thus used to inspire current and future years.

NEW CONFERENCE INFORMATION!!!

Conference Program Updated Nov 1

Slides and presentation materials from Conference

 

How does one attend?
Conference attendees will have something to celebrate on their campus and a desire to enjoy and learn from what has happened at other schools.

Registration
To register for the conference it is necessary to complete the online registration (Click here to register, please note, we can only accept payments by check at this time) )and submit a payment of $85 for each person attending. Each campus may nominate as many initiatives or presentation as they like, but at least one representative should be sent to the conference per initiative or presentation. This provision will help assure the conference provides both recognition and fellowship.

Payment can also be made by check. Checks should be made payable to ADP South and sent to:

ADP South
Attention: Mike McCullough
University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238

Award nominations
Campus ADP point-people are encouraged to nominate ADP initiatives in three categories:
campus-wide, curricular and co-curricular. Campus-wide initiatives are those funded and/or generated by Academic Affairs, were open to the entire campus community and had a positive impact locally, nationally or globally. Curricular initiatives are actions for which students received course credit. Co-curricular initiatives are efforts led by campus bodies other than Academic Affairs that did not result in course credit and did not involve the entire campus, although their impact may have been felt by anyone on and off campus.

Nominations in the three categories should be sent to the ADP-South Center Executive Director Mike McCullough (
mccullou@utm.edu) as email attachments. The nomination(s) should include a 100 to 150 word summary of the project goals, participants and outcomes. This summary should be followed by a longer explanation of what the project entailed and why it should be considered for an award.

Award Criteria

Institutional Award

1.  Top-level involvement, commitment, support

2.  Well coordinated efforts of a number of individuals or groups

3.  Demonstration of resolve to overcome obstacles

4.  Opportunities for student leadership

5.  Significant social, moral, or economic impact of project(s)

6.  Significance of original mission

7.  Extent to which outcomes achieved or superseded goals

8.  Demonstration of learning connections made by those involved

9.  Originality/creativity of the project(s)

10.  Credibility boost for future American Democracy Project efforts

Curricular Award

1.  Faculty involvement, commitment, support

2.  Well-coordinated efforts

3.  Demonstration of resolve to overcome obstacles

4.  Demonstration of student leadership

5.  Significant social, moral or economic impact of project

6.  Significance of original mission

7.  Extent to which outcomes achieved or superseded goals

8.  Demonstration of learning connections made by those involved

9.  Originality/creativity of the project

10. Credbilitiy boost for future American Democracy Project efforts

Co-curricular Award

1.  Facultystaff involvement, commitment, support

2.  Well-coordinated efforts

3.  Demonstration of resolve to overcome obstacles

4.  Demonstration of student leadership

5.  Significant social, moral or economic impact of project

6.  Significance of original mission

7.  Extent to which outcomes achieved or superseded goals

8.  Demonstration of learning connections made by those involved

9.  Originality/creativity of the project

10.  Credibility boost for future American Democracy Project efforts

Award Information

In addition to plaques,
first ($500), second ($300), and third ($200) place awards will be given in the following categories:
• Institutional
• Curricular
• Co-curricular


Schedule/Program

Conference program will be downloadable here later


Conference Hotel

Quality Inn
Quality Inn175 Toms DriveMorehead, Ky  40351 Phone Number:  606-784-2220 Continental Breakfast ProvidedConference Rates  $56.00 per night 

Rooms will be reserved until two weeks before the conference.  Rooms are held under the name of Joyce Gunnell.

We have 20 rooms only so make your reservations soon!!  We will be adding rooms and that information will be here when it becomes available.


To Quality Inn

Exit 137 of I-64 which is the Morehead Exit. Turn RIGHT as you exit onto Route 32. Hotels are parallel to Route 32, only about 3 miles from campus.  Continuing on this road leads you to the stunningly beautiful Morehead State University Campus.

Comfort Inn and Suites

The Comfort Inn & Suites of Morehead, 2650 Ky Hwy 801 N, are also holding 20 rooms for the ADP South Conference. There will be a deluxe continental breakfast provided. The room rates are $69.99 per night, a little more expensive but the Quality Inn will only hold 20 rooms. The rooms will be held until October 15. The phone number is 606-780-7378 and the rooms are held under the name of Joyce Gunnell.

Knights Inn

We have 20 rooms at the Knights Inn in Morehead.  The rate is $50.16 per night.  The address is 1698 Flemingsburg Road, Morehead.  The phone number is 606-784-7591 and the fax is 606-783-1859.  You can see the Inn as you get off I-64.  You turn at the Chevron Station with the McDonalds.  The Inn is on your left.  The rooms will be held until 10/8/06.  After that  the rooms will be on an available basis. 


Proposals for Concurrent Sessions

Faculty, staff, students or combinations of these, may submit proposals
for concurrent session presentations.  Suggested categories for
presentations are:
 
1. how your campus has overcome obstacles to ADP innovation,
2. accounts of projects both successful and not as successful, and
3. knowledge beneficial to ADP coordinators,
4. "how to" sessions on political (not partisan) involvement, and
5. practical applications of democracy on campus and in the community.

Proposals should also be sent to
mccullou@utm.edu as email attachments and should be no more than 300 words in length.



Deadline for submissions of for award nominations and presentation proposals is October 13 (Deadline for presentation proposals has been extended).  Registration and payment is due October 27.

Registration will be available at this location later.