To Engage Students, Faculty and Community …
UW Oshkosh participates in a series of interrelated national and statewide projects that align with the Governing Ideas related to teaching and learning excellence.
Wisconsin Campus Compact
UW Oshkosh participates in this compact to provide information and resources in support of engaging students in activities outside of the classroom and in support of the American Democracy Project (ADP).
American Democracy Project
The UW Oshkosh campus is one of approximately 200 American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) participating in this national project that supports student civic engagement.
Building upon ongoing work on campus to engage students and faculty in service to the community, a multitude of service-learning projects are in place that highlight the constant engagement of students with the community under the guidance of the faculty.
With awareness on the value-added benefits of civic engagement, heightened by participation in the NSSE, the project accepted an invitation from the National American Democracy project to be part of a grant funded by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, which sought colleges for programs that recruit and train college students to serve as nonpartisan poll workers and poll assistants.
The program is part of an effort to encourage college-student involvement and to assist state and local governments with administering elections. The campus agreed to be part of the program based on past outstanding performance related to interest in local, state and national elections; high rate of student voter registrants; and even higher rate of eligible student voters who cast votes.
The ADP sponsored projects with the Oshkosh Student Association and also is working side by side with the Reeve Union Office of Volunteerism to promote civic engagement.
The American Democracy Project coordinates the University’s activities for Constitution Day as well as provides sponsorship for speakers to promote political and civic understanding.