CSG eCademy is THE online source of information and training on the most critical issues facing state leaders, the latest trends in state policymaking and cutting edge state solutions. CSG offers eCademy programming on an array of policy topics--from education and health reform to transportation infrastructure funding, from grassroots movements influencing state policymaking to U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting the laws of the states.
Tune In Tuesdays @ 2 … and WIN with CSG eCademy!
Tune in bimonthly to CSG eCademy Tuesdays at 2 p.m. ET for insightful webcast programming on a range of policy issues. Not only will you get policy insights you need … you may also win a free registration to CSG’s 2015 National Conference in Nashville, Tenn.!
For each eCademy session completed* between Feb. 1 and Oct. 31, employees of state and territorial governments will be entered into a drawing for a complimentary registration for the winner and one guest to the CSG 2015 National Conference, Dec. 10-13 in Nashville, Tenn. Two winners will be drawn and notified on Nov. 2, 2015.
*To successfully complete an eCademy session, participants must be
in attendance for at least 90 percent of the live broadcast. Individuals
who view archived/recorded sessions are not eligible for the drawing.
States to Watch in 2015: Transportation Funding
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m. EST
Several states appear poised to tackle transportation funding during the 2015 legislative sessions. During this eCademy, CSG will take you around the country to get progress reports on funding initiatives from state house reporters, legislators and others following the activity. James Corless of the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy organization Transportation for America also will provide a perspective on the latest revenue mechanism trends and a rundown of resources available to policymakers.
Director, Transportation for America
Credit Due: Increasing Veterans’ Postsecondary Degree Attainment
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m. EST
Veterans are enrolling in postsecondary education institutions in large numbers and most enter with military training and occupational experience. Many colleges use Prior Learning Assessments to award academic credit when the knowledge and skills an individual has gained outside the classroom--including employment, military training and service, civic activities, and volunteer service--can be matched to college-level coursework. Veterans who earn credit for general courses are able to complete their degrees in a shorter period of time, reducing the college bill. In this eCademy session, experts will discuss current policy and successful examples to promote credit for prior learning.
The Latest on Federal Medicaid Waivers
Tuesday, March 10, 2 p.m. ET
States that previously were reluctant to expand Medicaid eligibility as allowed under the Affordable Care Act are considering waivers for expansion designed with their state politics and health care system in mind. Several governors met with President Obama in January to advocate for their proposals. This eCademy session will address how much flexibility states have under Section 1115 waivers and will provide an overview of state waiver proposals.
Drawing the Line on Partisanship in Redistricting
Tuesday, March 24, 2 p.m. EST
Redistricting policy in the United States has become highly partisan and contentious in many states. Each state has its own standards and processes for drawing state and federal legislative district lines. This eCademy session will feature national experts on elections and redistricting policy to help state policymakers better understand the contemporary redistricting policy landscape, as well as innovating policy solutions.
President, Election Data Services
Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center
Professor, Duke University