For your Agency Fact File, you must include the following eight items of information:
(1) The Service-Learning Center's "Position Description" of your agency assignment.
The organization YouVote helps inform people how to vote as well as educate votes on the candidates.
(2) A description of the people your agency serves, as well as a list of your agency's main programs and community activities.
YouVote mainly works with the students of MSU and the people of East Lansing, although anyone can be apart of it. YouVote also has programs such as registration events and concerts. You can see upcoming events at the YouVote website.
(3) At least one recent newspaper or magazine article (not the entire document) covering an activity sponsored by your agency. If this is something not already "online," you are to scan it/them and post it/them to your Agency Fact File.
is an article YouVote was featured
(4) Any PUBLIC DOCUMENTS - pamphlets, brochures, information sheets, etc. - issued by your agency describing its specific purpose and mission. If this information is not already "online," you are to post them to your Agency Fact File (possibly after scanning relevant pamphlets, brochures, information sheets, etc.).
YouVote has listed a frequently asked questions page their homepage to better understand their purpose.
(5) At least one copy of an "IN HOUSE" document - a recent newsletter or similar - issued by your agency. Yet again, if the document/s is/are not already "online," you are to scan it/them and post to your Agency Fact File.
(6) Links - with one-paragraph descriptions - to at least three other agencies with similar purposes and missions.
I Vote You Vote helps get you and your friends and family members to register to vote. You simply fill out the information online and you will be registered. You can also send the site to friends and family to help them out. It is a "project of the non-partisan American Democracy Institute" that really wants people to get out and vote!
Project Vote Smart is also non-partisan and want to protect us by making sure we all vote. They would like it if we self-govern rather than having the government rule our country. This is run by many volunteers, young and old, willing to put in time to give back information on upcoming candidates. Vote Smart is historical and will keep on informing citizens for years to come.
Just Vote gives information for voter registration and also information on the candidates as well. It has many links to sites and lots of good voter information for each state. They include phone numbers of offices you may need to contact if you have any questions on voting as well.
(7) A 500-750 word essay about your agency.
- Patricia Enos, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs and Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cathy Neuman, Assistant Director Student Life, email@example.com
- David Stowe, MSU Faculty, Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lee N. June, Vice President Student Affairs and Services (contact through his assistant, Anna Yokoyama, email@example.com)
- Steve Webster, Vice President for Governmental Affairs, (discuss with Ginny Haas)
- Ali Barlow, Graduate Student, Student Affairs and Services and Governmental Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Evans, City Clerk, City of
- John Dowell, WRA 135, email@example.com
- Erin Carter, Community Relations Coalition, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mark Dobson, Residence Hall Association, email@example.com
- Emily Serkaian, Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kyle Dysarzky, ASMSU, email@example.com
- Kanika Suri, Undergraduate Student Intern, Governmental Affairs and YouVote Liaison to WRA 135, , firstname.lastname@example.org
- Melissa Beard, Undergraduate Student Intern, Governmental Affairs, email@example.com
1. Describe the hierarchy of the agency?
The Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (CSLCE) is an MSU Board of Trustees-mandated, university-wide center designed and designated to support academic/course-connected, curricular and co-curricular service-learning and student civic and community engagement, http://www.servicelearning.msu.edu/
The two administrators to which the CSLCE reports, through me as the director, are the Vice President for Student Affairs and Services (VPSAS) and the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement (UOE).
In terms of staffing, the CSLCE has:
- One Director,
- One Associate Director-Administrative Professional/Supervisor
- One Assistant Director-Academic Specialist,
- Two Student Services Program-Administrative Professionals
- One Accounts Manager-Clerical/Technical
- One Database Manage-Clerical Technical
- One Receptionist-Clerical/Technical
- Two Graduate Student Program Advisors (one in Higher Educational Administration (half-time); one in Teacher Education (one-third time)
- Three student employees on hourly wage.
For an organizational chart for University Outreach and Engagement, please see: http://outreach.msu.edu/orgChart.asp
For a list of units under the Vice President for Student Affairs and Services, please see: http://www.vps.msu.edu/units
Funding: The funding for the staff positions and for the operations of the CSLCE is provided jointly from the Provost through VPSAS and UOE, and comes from General Fund dollars.
The CSLCE also has a small endowment (specific use) and small revenue from a gift fund (open as to use.)
2. How long has the agency existed?
3. Where is the local/regional/etc. headquarters located?
the CSLCE is an MSU unit, it is housed at the University ?
4. What do you do when you work in the office?
University is to provide active, service-focused, community-based, mutually beneficial,
integrated, learning opportunities for students, building and enhancing their commitment
to academics, personal and professional development, and civic responsibility.
The responsibilities of my role as director are:
- Serve as the primary liaison to the university community for the development and
implementation of curricular and co-curricular service-learning and civic
engagement experiences and opportunities.
- Assist faculty, academic departments and colleges in integrating service-learning
and civic engagement into the curriculum.
- Engage with community, local, national and international, to ascertain needs, and
develop service-learning and student civic engagement-based partnerships
centered on cultivating and sustaining academic, curricular and co-curricular
reciprocal opportunities for university students.
- Collaborate with peer and other institutions of higher education, nationally and
internationally, in endeavors related to the mission of service-learning, civic
engagement, and the scholarship of engagement.
- Document, share and promote the mission, initiatives and engaged scholarship
through formal and informal networking, conference presentations, workshops,
consultations and publications.
- Align and direct the strategies and operations of the Center for Service-Learning
and Civic Engagement and the America Reads/America Counts initiatives to the
mission and vision of the university.
- Generate grants, and partner with community organizations to secure additional
- Supervise professional and student staff and support advisement of student-led
5. What is the best part of your job?
I would say that the best part of my job is being able to work with students, faculty and community partners in ways that meet the needs of all.
6. What is the most frustrating part of your job?
7. What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part is seeing students being actively and successfully engaged with community.
8. If you could change anything about the agency, what would it be and how would you go about doing it?
9. Other agencies in
The CSLCE is unique in the services it provides. The
10. Who are some of your personal heroes?
11. Do you get paid?
12. How did the rally go to register people to vote, on Oct. 6, 2008?
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