New ADP/TDC Electoral Engagement Resources

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Aug 10, 2015

The Democracy Commitment has launched a new Electoral Engagement tab on the TDC website. Together, ADP and TDC have created five Electoral Engagement Resources to assist participating campuses in engaging students in the democratic process. In addition to the ADP/TDC compilations, the webpage also includes links, toolkits and materials designed to engage student voters. The collection of resources address: Voting […]

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Public: A Journal of Imagining America

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Aug 7, 2015

“Recognizing Knowledge in Arts and Design Practice” The Submission Deadline for Vol. IV, Issue I has been extended to September 15, 2015 By Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, ADP National Manager This issue will challenge assumptions and politics that do not recognize knowledge production in arts and design practice.  Contributions will demonstrate instances of the arts and design […]

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On This Day | Voting Rights Act

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Aug 6, 2015

By Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, ADP National Manager From the Civics Renewal Network: 50 years ago today — on Aug. 6, 1965 — President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which outlawed vote-suppression tactics adopted in much of the South after the Civil War. It also provided a legal avenue for court challenges of future voting restrictions. […]

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National Civic Learning Rubric Under Development

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Aug 6, 2015

Note: ADP’s director Jen Domagal-Goldman has been selected to serve as one of the project team members to develop a new national civic learning rubric.  In 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, along with faculty and academic professionals from universities and colleges across the country will collaborate to create a national Civic Learning rubric. Following the VALUE […]

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Meeting in Review | Breaking Through: Increasing civic engagement before, during, and after elections

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Aug 5, 2015

By Gabriel Arteaga, TDC National Manager Here at AASCU and at our TDC/ADP member institutions, we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to increase our students’ interest in civic and political engagement. It is why last week’s convening of experts in technology, journalism, civics, and elections at the University of Texas at Austin […]

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ADP/TDC Joint Initiative | Achieving the American Dream – Economic Inequality in the 2016 Presidential Election

Posted in TDC Action Alert, TDC Blog on Aug 3, 2015

  By Renee Baharaeen, AASCU Civic Engagement Intern and Truman State University Student With the upcoming 2016 presidential election approaching, several politicians have recently declared their candidacy for President of the United States. Although it is still early, it is important to pay attention to the ideas each candidate holds in regard to their vision […]

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What We’re Reading | Research on Low Youth Turnout and Registration Rates

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Jul 30, 2015

CIRCLE: The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement recently released an analysis of Millennial voter registration and turnout rates after the 2014 midterm election yielded the lowest number of ballots cast by 18-29 year-olds in U.S. history. Based upon data from the November 2014 midterm elections released from the United States […]

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Reach for College! College Readiness Institute

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Jul 29, 2015

By Renee Baharaeen, AASCU Civic Engagement Intern and Truman State University Student The College Readiness Institute – hosted in Washington, DC by Reach for College! – brought together educators and community organizers this past week to learn about preparing students for college success. The first day of the institute featured influential guest plenary speakers including […]

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2015/2016 Important Civic Engagement Dates and Deadlines

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Jul 27, 2015

These are some of the civic engagement dates and deadlines marked on our calendars. Does your campus or organization have some that we missed? Let us know, and we’ll add them!     September September 7:  Labor Day September 11th:  September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance September 22nd:  National Voter Registration Day September […]

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

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Jul 20, 2015

The Democracy Commitment is excited to share two new best practice user guides – one on service learning and one on community partnerships. You can view the PDFs for these user guides using the links below: Transformational Service Learning Building Community Partnerships Don’t forget to take a look at our previously released user guides, too!

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