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2018 TDC Carnegie Classification Workshop at RVCC

2018 TDC Carnegie Classification Workshop at RVCC

This workshop will assist colleges that are planning to apply for the 2020 Carnegie classification, or are interested in what the process entails.  The classification provides an established level of legitimacy, accountability, public recognition, and visibility.  It can benefit your service learning and community engagement initiatives as well as help you gain recognition for your efforts.   Learn about the application…

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Civics Unbound: Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions for a Thriving Democracy

Civics Unbound: Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions for a Thriving Democracy

By David Hoffman, Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, Stephanie King, and Verdis Robinson This is the third in a series of posts addressing the emergent Theory of Change being developed by higher education institutions that participate in the annual’s Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting network, which includes a network of colleges and universities affiliated with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) American Democracy Project, The Democracy…

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FREE WEBINAR: CLDE18 CALL FOR PROPOSALS & EMERGENT THEORY OF CHANGE

FREE WEBINAR: CLDE18 CALL FOR PROPOSALS & EMERGENT THEORY OF CHANGE

Since the publication of the A Crucible Moment report in 2012, many higher education professionals have engaged further in the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) field in the hopes of fulfilling the vision laid out by our colleagues to create a more socially just, civically engaged, and democratically-minded future. In this session, participants will engage in conversation about the emerging theory of…

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Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement for What? Envisioning a Thriving Democracy

Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement for What? Envisioning a Thriving Democracy

By David Hoffman, Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, Stephanie King, and Verdis Robinson This is the second in a series of posts addressing the emergent Theory of Changebeing developed by higher education institutions that participate in the annual Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting, which includes a network of colleges and universities affiliated with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) American Democracy…

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Meet the #CLDE18 Interns: Vera, Hannah, and Collin

Meet the #CLDE18 Interns: Vera, Hannah, and Collin

We are thrilled to introduce the three student interns for the 2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting (#CLDE18). As Vera, Hannah, and Collin introduce themselves below, please know that together they represent a vested interest in civic engagement among students in our networks to engage meaningfully on our campuses, in our classrooms, in our broader communities, and in our…

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Meet Laryssa: Student Leader in Civic Engagement at Mount Wachusett Community College

Laryssa Truesdale of Gardner, Massachusetts is a full-immersion dual-enrollment student through the Gateway to College program at Mount Wachusett Community College. Along with being a student at MWCC, Laryssa also works on campus as a Student Leader in Civic Engagement (or SLiCE) through the college’s Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement. In their respective roles,…

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Student Opportunity Alert: Leadership & the American Presidency

Student Opportunity Alert: Leadership & the American Presidency

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute is one of TDC’s newest partners, and we’re thrilled that they have decided to offer scholarships dedicated to ADP and TDC students for their Leadership and the American Presidency program in Washington, DC.  This announcement will describe the program as well as the requirements and deadline for applications.  Be sure to take a closer…

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Call for Proposals: 2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting

Call for Proposals: 2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting

Submit your proposal here by January 29, 2018. The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and NASPA Lead Initiative are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. During this year’s Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (#CLDE18) Meeting in Anaheim, Ca. from June 6-9, 2018, our goal is to bring together our collective networks of faculty, student affairs professionals, senior campus administrators, students, and community…

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Spotlight: PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE: A MODEL FOR ELECTORAL ENGAGEMENT

Spotlight: PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE: A MODEL FOR ELECTORAL ENGAGEMENT

Piedmont Virginia Community College: A Model for Electoral Engagement This past October, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) was presented with the “Best Action Plan” Champion Award along with a Silver Seal for campuses with 60-69% voter participation rates by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. The award were presented by TDC’s own Verdis Robinson at the awards ceremony which took…

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MWCC Talks Privilege

On Monday, October 30th 2017, Mount Wachusett Community College hosted a deliberative dialogue event titled “White Privilege? Understanding Systems of Power” through the Tea Time Speaker Series. The dialogue pertained to the concept of white privilege, whether privilege exists, and how privilege is thought to influence the lives of the students, staff, faculty, and community members of MWCC. Keynote speaker,…

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