Common Cause Writing Competition on Defining a “Gerrymander Standard”

Posted in TDC Partners & Friends on Oct 22, 2014

Post Courtesy of Common Cause Common Cause is pleased to announce its inaugural “Gerrymander Standard” Writing Competition. The U.S. Supreme Court has long suggested there is a limit for what is acceptable partisan gerrymandering, but like obscenity, so far the line is undefined and left to courts to know it when they see it. The Court […]

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TDC Event: Advancing Civic Learning in Online and Virtual Space Webinar on 10.28.14

Posted in TDC Events on Oct 21, 2014

Next week, on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. EST, The Democracy Commitment and the American Democracy Project have teamed up with the Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University to offer a special webinar to our member institutions. Advancing Civic Learning in Online and Virtual Spaces will be an interactive and […]

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Updates & Announcements: State of Civic Education Policies (via CIRCLE)

Posted in Updates & Announcements on Sep 23, 2014

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Interactive Map Shows State Civic Education Policies In the past two years, many states have been updating their civic education policies, some to conform with Common Core standards or to adopt the new College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for social studies. CIRCLE has created a new interactive […]

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What We’re Reading: General Education and Democratic Engagement

Posted in What We're Reading on Sep 18, 2014

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project What we’re reading right now is AAC&U’s latest issue of Diversity and Democracy which is focused on general education and democratic engagement — issues we here at AASCU’s American Democracy Project value deeply. Pay special attention to Thia Wolf’s article on Public Sphere Pedagogy from ADP member campus CSU-Chico. […]

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#ADPTDC15 Updates & Announcements: SAVE THE DATE for NOLA

Posted in #ADPTDC15 Update on Sep 16, 2014

Be there. Mark your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone for the 2015 American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment National Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana from June 4-6, 2016! Please Note: The meeting schedule will be a bit different this year — we’ll start sessions bright and early on the morning of Thursday, June 4th […]

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TDC Partners & Friends: Register for the 2014 National Conference on Citizenship (10.10 in Washington, DC)

Posted in TDC Partners & Friends on Sep 10, 2014

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Strengthening Civic Life Civic life is how we come together to accomplish big goals and overcome serious challenges. What is amazing is that it is often grounded in the smallest actions. Actions like talking with neighbors, eating with family and friends, exchanging favors, and other random acts of kindness. […]

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#e214 Update: Campus Vote Project’s Midterm Elections Resources and #VotePledge2014

Posted in #e214 Update on Sep 9, 2014

Courtesy of the Campus Vote Project As deadlines approach, it is important students have the information needed to register and cast a ballot in the midterm elections. Campus Vote Project has updated 2014 guides for all 50 states and D.C. including important dates to remember, where to find registration forms, how to register with your […]

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TDC Partners & Friends: Election Engagement Checklist from CEEP

Posted in TDC Partners & Friends on Sep 4, 2014

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps America’s colleges and universities get as many of their 20 million students as possible to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls.  Focusing on how administrators, faculty, staff, and student […]

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TDC Partners & Friends: 80 Schools Join the AASCU/NASPA/TurboVote Partnership

Posted in TDC Partners & Friends on Sep 4, 2014

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project 80 colleges and universities have joined a partnership with The Democracy Commitment’s headquarter host and the American Democracy Project’s (ADP) parent organization, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU); NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education; and TurboVote. This nonpartisan effort aims to increase voter engagement on […]

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Updates & Announcements: Respect or Reject is Live!

Posted in TDC Partners & Friends on Sep 3, 2014

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordiantor The other day, we told you about the Respect or Reject campaign, and we hope you have had a chance to take a look and think about how you might use it with your students. Today, we just wanted to update you to let you know a few […]

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