Civic Tech in Higher Ed Webinar- Today!!

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Aug 2, 2016

Civic Tech in Higher Ed Webinar- Today!! What: Civic Tech in Higher Ed Webinar When: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. EDT Who: Hosted by icitizen and TurboVote Why: We’ll share strategies on how to deploy civic tech effectively at your school. These leading practices will help you engage your community in civic learning during election season. After all, your students will be back on campus soon (or already are)! Civic tech has been getting a ton of buzz(feed) worthy coverage lately and has helped shape the polling landscape during this election cycle. Even President Obama has endorsed civic tech and […]

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Engage the Election 2016 Webinar: Engaging Student Voters in a Modern Democracy

Engage the Election 2016 Webinar: Engaging Student Voters in a Modern Democracy Join the TurboVote team and campus partners for “Voter Registration & Campus Technology: Engaging Student Voters by the Thousands.” The webinar takes place on Wednesday, August 24 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT as a part of the ADP/TDC Engage the Election 2016 series. RSVP here. Voting is the most basic form of civic participation we have in our democracy—one person, one vote. No matter political stance, line of work, or station in life, everyone can support the fundamental notion that conducting regular, nonpartisan elections furthers that idea. […]

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Meet the New TDC Interim National Manager

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Jul 26, 2016

Greetings TDC!! I just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself.  My name is Verdis LeVar Robinson, and I have joined the leadership team of TDC as the Interim National Manager after serving as a tenured Assistant Professor of History and African-American Studies having taught writing-intensive, web-enhanced, service-learning courses at Monroe Community College (MCC) in Rochester, New York, for ten years. In addition to serving as MCC’s TDC Campus Coordinator since the beginning of the initiative, I have served on TDC National Steering Committee and on the Advisory Council for its Economic Inequality Initiative.  Also, at MCC, I have served a co-advisor for […]

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Is Your Campus ALL IN?

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Jul 21, 2016

Research suggests that while college students are passionate about social issues and eager to be a part of something larger than themselves, that passion too often does not translate to voting. AASCU member campuses take seriously their commitment – as expressed through our American Democracy Project – to prepare students to be informed, engaged citizens for our democracy and have made major strides to ensure that civic learning and opportunities for meaningful community engagement are pervasive, but there is still a real need for increased student democratic engagement. That is why the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge was created – […]

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