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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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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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Introducing the Inaugural TDC Civic Intern Team

Introducing the Inaugural TDC Civic Intern Team

The Inaugural TDC Civic Intern Team This fall, The Democracy Commitment has started a student internship program to regionally engage campuses & students with the national office, and to further TDC’s mission and goals.  The new Civic Intern Team (CIT) welcomes six new interns into the fold as a group of motivated and engaged students studying at or affiliated with…

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Meet the 2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting Planning Committee

Meet the 2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting Planning Committee

  AASCU’s American Democracy Project, The Democracy Committee and the NASPA Lead Initiative are proud to announce its committee members for the 2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting in Anaheim, California. Below you’ll find out more about them and their contributions to spirit of civic engagement and learning in higher education. Committee Leadership Jennifer Domagal-Goldman directs AASCU’s American Democracy…

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Call for Applications: CLDE18 Meeting Student Intern Opportunity 

Call for Applications: CLDE18 Meeting Student Intern Opportunity 

2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting- Student Intern Opportunity June 6-9, 2018 | Anaheim, California In order to encourage student participation in the 2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE18) Meeting, AASCU’s the American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment, and NASPA’s Lead Initiative are proud to offer the opportunity for three students to have a voice on the planning…

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#CLDE17 BALTIMORE IN REVIEW

#CLDE17 BALTIMORE IN REVIEW

#CLDE17 Baltimore in Review Our recent 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting in Baltimore, Md., brought together a great group of faculty, students, administrators, community partners and representatives from our national sponsor and partner organizations committed to advancing civic learning and democratic engagement through higher education. Read on for highlights of our time together. By The Numbers 608…

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