UNCG was chosen as a Lead Consulting Institution for the 2017-2018 year. The Office of Leadership and Service-Learning is now serving as a mentor institution in civic learning and democratic engagement for other lead-designated institutions throughout the country.
NASPA’s (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Lead Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement comprises a network of 96 NASPA-member colleges and universities committed to encouraging and highlighting the work of student affairs in making civic learning and democratic engagement a part of every student’s college education.
The Lead Initiative offers unique professional development opportunities, targeted resources, networking, and recognition for its Lead Institutions.
Lead Consulting Institutions (LCIs) act as mentors, supports and resources for other Lead Institutions. For example, UNCG leads a conference call each month with staff at six cohort universities, such as University of Texas-Austin and Florida International.
Consulting institutions such as UNCG are called upon for their expertise and serve as leaders in helping NASPA staff create and execute strategy, programming and content for the initiative moving forward. For their work, LCIs will receive tailored and unique professional development experiences, publication and writing opportunities, and the chance to influence the ways in which student affairs contributes to the civic learning and democratic engagement field.