ADP & TDC Joint Initiatives

TDC welcomes all member institutions to participate in our joint initiatives with the American Democracy Project (ADP).  ADP is a multi-campus network of public colleges and universities focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy.  TDC is modeled after ADP whose goal is to produce graduates who are committed to being knowledgeable, involved citizens in their communities.

Economic Inequality Initiative

We believe that those of us in higher education have the responsibility to engage our students and communities in assembling the knowledge and skills to effectively enact change related to the complex issue of growing economic inequality.  A cohort of two- and four-year ADP and TDC member institutions joined our lead institutions in a three-year initiative to understand the impact of economic inequality on our democracy. The goal of this initiative is to help students think about and take action to confront the complex causes of growing economic inequality.

Engage the Election Initiative

The Engage the Election initiative includes a series of webinars focused on various aspects of political engagement. The initiative also includes a series of debate watches in the fall with live tweet-ups. Finally, we have collected and shared a variety of resources to help our campuses and students navigate the ever-growing amount of information, tools and opportunities focused on advancing nonpartisan student political engagement.

The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a network of more than 250 state colleges and universities focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. ADP was established in 2003 as an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in partnership with The New York Times.  For more information, please visit their website: http://aascu.org/programs/ADP/.