UNO faculty members are active in research related to civic participation. Here are some examples of their output.
Lyn Holley, Kathe Oleson, Josie Metal-Corbin, Jeanette Harder, Michaella Loewens, and Connie Jones were one of only 28 groups to present at the June 2007 Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Chicago, Illinois. Their study examined the civic participation outcomes of five service-learning projects:
The group will also be presenting on the UNO campus Friday, November 9, from 2:00-3:30.
Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Associate Professor of Political Science and Assistant Director for Research and Outreach of the Office of Latino and Latin American Studies, presented on the project "Promoting Student Civic Participation through Latino Voter Mobilization" at the June 2007 American Democracy Project National Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This Civic Participation Project activity will feature Latino-targeted voter turnout canvassing in the two weeks leading to the 2008 general election. Student canvassers will be recruited from the Pi Gamma Mu social science honor society , College Democrats and Republicans, the Association of Latino American Students, the Black Student Association, the Lambda Theta Nu sorority, and the Sigma Lambda Beta fraternity. These students will become civically engaged by canvassing door-to-door in City Council Wards 2 and 4, ideally in multipartisan pairs and including at least one fluent speaker of the Spanish language, and develop a practical appreciation for the functioning of democratic participatory processes as they pertain to campaigns and elections.