In collaboration with the Center for the Study of Community Colleges, member institutions will administer a survey to assess community college students’ civic agency, behavior, and knowledge after at least one year of attendance at a TDC member institution. Results can guide institutional civic efforts.
TDC’s Action Civic programs advance the idea that a student-centered, project-based approach to civic education which develops skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary for our 21st century democratic practice is vital to the future of our democracy.
TDC’s political and democratic engagement programs are designed to advance democracy through political institutions, organizations and activities.
TDC’s civic and democratic learning programs assist in the development of the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make a difference.
TDC’s civic and community engagement programs were created to advance our commitment to inspire community colleges students to make a difference in the civic life of our communities.
Members have exclusive opportunities to participate in national projects and initiatives creating an interconnected web of students, campuses, and communities committed to democracy.
TDC annually recognizes exceptional work of students and faculty who have advanced the work of democracy on their campuses and in their communities.
Our civic network provides a community of community college faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni, and scholars to expand civic capacity and institutionalize this work on community college campuses across the national.
TDC has amassed a national clearinghouse of program designs, curricula, and project development strategies for community colleges. Member institutions have access to these materials and ideas which extend beyond volunteerism embracing civic work broadly to include the democratic practice.