#CLDE16 | Student Intern Opportunity

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Dec 9, 2015

In order to encourage student participation in the 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting, The American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment and the NASPA Lead Initiative are proud to offer the opportunity for three students to have a voice on the planning committee. CLDE student interns will: Organize the student symposium on Wednesday, June 1, 2016; […]


State of the Union Tweet-up Event | Save the Date: January 12, 2016 — #iSOTU16

We are excited to invite you to join the The Democracy Commitment (TDC), American Democracy Project (ADP), and icitizen, our civic technology partner, for a live-streamed State of the Union (SOTU) event on the evening of Tuesday, January 12, 2016. This event, headquartered at Illinois State University, will feature interactive polling, live tweeting, and pre- and post-speech coverage designed entirely […]


Candidates on Campus | Keene State College to host Bernie Sanders

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Dec 3, 2015

You are cordially invited to participate in Keene State College‘s (N.H.) Town Hall Meeting with Presidential Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. Senator Sanders will visit Keene State College on Saturday, December 5th at 1 p.m. Eastern. If you are interested in watching a live-stream of this event, please RSVP to Kim Schmidl-Gagne at kgagne@keene.edu for the […]


What We’re Reading: Transfer Student Success

Today, most college students in the United States do not attend a single institution in pursuit of their college degrees. Accordingly, the successful attainment of a degree or other credential often depends on a smooth transfer process, as students move between and among higher education institutions. Many states and institutions are working to develop policies […]


The Community College’s Role in Developing Students’ Civic Outcomes: Results of a National Pilot

In November 2015, Carrie Kisker, Director of the Center for the Study of Community Colleges, and Dayna Weintraub, Doctoral Candidate at UCLA, presented results from the Civic Outcomes Survey national pilot at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) in Denver, Colorado. The Civic Outcomes Survey is a collaborative […]


Opportunity for Students: Blog for New York Times

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Nov 19, 2015

NICHOLAS KRISTOF is inviting University Students to go overseas with him and blog for him on The New York Times website. Here is what Kristof has to say about the contest: Read the full rules here. The contest is open to students enrolled in an American college or university, either as an undergraduate or graduate. […]


Everyday Democracy’s Big List of Community Action Grants

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Nov 16, 2015

Here’s what you’ll find in Everyday Democracy‘s BIG LIST OF COMMUNITY ACTION GRANTS: 60 grant opportunities Details on the grant amount, area funded, deadlines, and geographic location Funding for a wide variety of issue areas including youth empowerment, education, strengthening democracy, sustainability, immigration, art and media projects, poverty, and more. Direct links to more information about […]


Call for Participation: Research Study on Millennial Faculty & Civic Engagement

Posted in Updates & Announcements on Nov 12, 2015

A faculty member at Texas A&M University-Central Texas — an American Democracy Project campus — is engaged in a research project focused on Millennial Generation Faculty Members and Civic Engagement. Please read the short study description below and share with colleagues that might be interested in participating in this important effort. Thanks!  Millennial Faculty & Civic […]


100 Years of John Dewey’s Democracy and Education — Commemorate in DC in April 2016

Posted in TDC Opportunities for Members on Nov 5, 2015

The Centennial Conference on Democracy and Education (1916-2016) Take out your calendars and mark these dates: April 7 and 8, 2016. The John Dewey Society will be celebrating the Centennial of the publication of John Dewey’s magisterial Democracy and Education in Washington DC. We want every one interested in advancing democratic education to participate. The […]


Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Roundup | October 2015

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Oct 30, 2015

Our Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Roundup is a new, semi-regular feature on the ADP National Blog. It will feature short summaries of news, research, events and opportunities as well as other work by our partners and other national and international leaders in the civic engagement movement. Please email TDC@aascu.org if you have information you’d like […]