Student Public Policy Forum

Interested in joining the Student Public Policy Forum?

 

What is the Student Public Policy Forum (SPPF)?

The Student Public Policy Forum (SPPF) is a co-curricular activity that provides an overview of local, state and national public policy making, citizen influence and involvement. A focus is placed on experiential learning, leadership development, and student engagement in public policy processes. During the course of the program, students will research and prepare

Why should I join?

Through your participation in SPPF you will:

  • Gain confidence and interact with public officials
  • Communicate effectively in a political context
  • Effectively advocate for and with your community
  • Learn the why and how of consensus building
  • Develop and refine leadership traits


SPPF is also a lot of fun! You will make new friends from each of the CAC campuses who share your passion for making a difference. You will also have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C and represent CAC as you interface with key political leaders.

What will I gain?

Students develop a greater understanding for public policy and gain skills in public speaking, communications, and are exposed to potential internship opportunities. Student progress is evaluated based upon the following student learning outcome:

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to explain and articulate a position on a public policy issue that affects them personally and that affects the CAC community.

Rubric:

Basic

 

Proficient

Accomplished

Student has difficulty identifying and articulating a public policy issue that affects them. Student has difficulty identifying and articulating a public policy issue that affects the CAC campus community. Student has difficulty articulating how a public policy issue affects them personally and the CAC community. Student can identify a public policy issue that affects them personally but has difficulty articulating how it impacts the CAC community. Student can identify a public policy issue that affects the CAC community, but is not able to relate it to how it affects them. Student is able to solidly articulate how a specific public policy affects them as a person and how it affects the greater CAC community. Student can cite relevant data, personal examples to make a commanding argument for a particular policy.

Who may apply?

Students from all backgrounds, majors, and experiences are encouraged to apply. We value the unique contribution each student brings to SPPF, and especially appreciate a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and respect for others.

What is the application criteria?

Students must meet or complete the following requirements:

  1. Have a 2.5 GPA
  2. Complete an Interview with the Committee
  3. Have 12 hours of credits completed (prior the application process)
  4. Complete the SPFF application process including two letters of recommendation
  5. Be in good standing regarding the Student Code of Conduct, policy 589

What is the time committment?

Students are required to attend every meeting and the both the State Capitol and Washington D.C. trip. Other meetings may be scheduled as necessary

 

Required Meeting Dates

November 13, 2014 Orientation 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM (location TBA)
November 20, 2014 1st meeting 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM (location TBA)
December 4, 2014 2nd meeting 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM (location TBA)
December 11, 2014 3rd meeting 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM (location TBA)
December 18, 2014 4th meeting 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM (location TBA)
January 8, 2015 5th meeting 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM (location TBA)
January 15, 2015 6th meeting 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM (location TBA)
January 22, 2015 7th meeting 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM (location TBA)
January 29, 2015 8th meeting 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (location TBA)
February 5, 2015 9th meeting 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (location TBA)
February 8-12,2015 ACCT & Washington D.C. Trip
January or February (TBD) State Capitol Trip


When can I apply?

The SPPF application is available now! Click here to download a PDF copy today. Space is limited so you are encouraged to begin your application right away. Completed applications must be submitted to Rosemary Ramirez, Director of Student Engagement and Activities Signal Peak Campus, 8470 North Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 by October 27, 2014.

What happens after I turn in my application?

You will be contacted for an interview to be held on your campus during the first week of November 2014.

“This program will change your views on public policy forever.”
Student Chris Moore

 “This was the greatest experience I have ever been apart of.”
Student Gina Graves


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