AASCU & The New York Times in Education Produce Teaching Toolkit

Posted in Updates & Announcements on Feb 10, 2015

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Blog The Democracy Commitment encourages its members all to read and share AASCU’s (TDC’s fiscal agent and physical host) latest free publication, The New York Times in Education Teaching Toolkit. This toolkit builds on a long and productive partnership between AASCU and the Times—one that produced the American Democracy […]

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Opportunities for TDC Members | Frontiers of Democracy 2015

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Blog The Tuft’s Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service (Mass.) will be hosting the Frontiers of Democracy in Boston, Mass., this year. The conference will take place June 25-27, 2015. Each year Frontiers of Democracy focuses on how to improve citizens’ engagement with their government, communities and the […]

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Updates & Announcements | Two New Best Practices User Guides Now Available

Posted in Updates & Announcements on Feb 4, 2015

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator The Democracy Commitment is pleased to share with our members two new best practices user guides–one on Public Achievement and one on deliberative dialogues. As you may recall, we previously published best practice user guides for Engage the Election 2012 and 2014. These best practice user guides are […]

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#CLDE15 Update | Volunteer to Review Program Proposals

Posted in #CLDE15 Update on Feb 3, 2015

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator We are seeking volunteers to review program proposals for the 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (#CLDE15) Meeting. Specifically, we need faculty and staff members interested in and willing to review submitted proposals in the following categories: Stewardship of Place – A Civic Mission of Higher Education […]

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TDC Welcomes New Interim National Manager

Posted in TDC Blog on Jan 27, 2015

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator As TDC National Coordinator Stephanie R. South prepares to transition out of the role, TCD is excited to welcome a new interim national manager (the title change makes this position equivalent to the staff management of the American Democracy Project)–Gabriel A. Arteaga. You can learn more about him […]

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Service Year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge

Posted in TDC Partners & Friends on Jan 27, 2015

Courtesy of the Franklin Project @ the Aspen Institute The Franklin Project, the National Conference on Citizenship and the Corporation for National & Community Service announced the Service Year + Higher Ed Challenge on January 15th. The effort challenges higher education institutions to create innovative new service year opportunities connected to academic credit for their […]

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2015 Faculty Seminar in Yellowstone National Park

Posted in TDC Opportunities for Members on Jan 22, 2015

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Blog Announcing the American Democracy Project’s 2015 Faculty Seminar in Yellowstone National Park: Stewardship of Public Lands: Politics and the Yellowstone Ecosystem July 27 – August, 1, 2015 How does a democracy manage competing but often equally legitimate positions over public resources? How are the rights of all citizens […]

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Carnegie Selects Colleges and Universities for 2015 Community Engagement Classification

Posted in Updates & Announcements on Jan 21, 2015

Courtesy of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. Of this number, 83 institutions are receiving the classification for the first time, while 157 are now re-classified, after being classified originally in […]

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2015 State of the Union Watch Event & Tweet-Up (1.20.15 @ 7pm EST)

Posted in TDC Events on Jan 15, 2015

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator As President Obama prepares to deliver the 2015 State of the Union address on Tuesday (1/20), we are excited to announce that The Democracy Commitment will be continuing our tradition of engaging our students in a non-partisan discussion regarding the state of our democracy via Twitter. However, this […]

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#CLDE15 Update | CFP Reminder and Prompts

Posted in #CLDE15 Update on Jan 14, 2015

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting in New Orleans from June 4-6, 2015 now is the time! Proposals are due February 8, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Submit your proposal(s) online here. Note: We are using […]

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