As students and faculty have moved to virtual classes, questions arise as to how to continue to encourage student civic education and engagement when students are unable to participate in person either on campus or in their broader communities. To address these challenges, APSA’s RAISE the Vote campaign has compiled a list of resources and recommendations from higher education civic engagement groups that faculty can use to inform their civic engagement efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These resources compliment other recent RAISE the Vote posts addressing issues related to teaching and/or voting during COVID-19, including Elizabeth Bennion’s list of “Civic Action Projects for Your 100% Online (COVID-19 ADAPTED) Courses” and blog posts from Gabi Vitela and Lilly Goren & Patricia Rodda on voting and student engagement in Louisiana and Wisconsin, respectively, during the pandemic.
Faculty are encouraged to make use of these resources to inform their strategies and curriculum on civic education and engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, any faculty and students interested in writing for RAISE the Vote can find more information about how to do so here.