TDC Partners & Friends

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 and practices that ensure that…

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Upcoming ETS Forum: Innovations in Conceptualizing and Assessing Civic Competency and Engagement in Higher Education

On Wednesday, November 4, 2015 ETS is holding a research forum dedicated to Innovations in Conceptualizing and Assessing Civic Competency and Engagement in Higher Education. The forum will showcase Judith Torney-Purta, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, University of Maryland College Park; Katrina Roohr, Ed.D., Associate Research Scientist, Higher Education, Educational Testing Service; and Ou Lydia Liu, Ph.D., Director of Research, Higher Education,…

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Event Showcase|3rd Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar Oct. 23-26 at NOVA

The 3rd Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar will be held at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Alexandria Campus on October 23-36, 2015. The conference will focus on promoting the understanding global issues including conflict, violence, war, and the efforts to build peaceful and sustainable communities. The seminar is designed to support faculty and administrators as they work on developing…

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Partner Spotlight: Lyon Software’s White Paper on Community Impact Reports

As part of a new series of AASCU Research and Strategy reports, AASCU corporate partners are providing important insights and data to our member institutions. Our latest report is a white paper from a company that TDC has worked closely with and that sponsored our 2015 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement meeting. Lyon Software’s white paper on “The Importance of Reporting…

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Partner Spotlight | NCoC’s 2015 Annual Conference on Citizenship in DC October 9th

The 2015 Annual Conference on Citizenship will be held on October 9 in Washington, DC. The theme for this year’s Conference is “Civic Innovations in Action.” In this in-depth, strategy-building event, our community of civic thinkers and leaders will inspire each other by sharing civic innovations that empower action and strengthen our country. Senator John McCain and Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the…

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FREE PUBLICATION | AAC&U’s Civic Prompts—Making Civic Learning Routine across the Disciplines

By Rebecca Keller, AASCU Civic Engagement Intern and Indiana University of Pennsylvania AASCU’s sister organization has produced a free publication entitled Civic Prompts: Making Civic Learning Routine across the Disciplines. This report suggests a need to 1) change the definition/current conception of civic learning, 2) more clearly articulate precisely what a “civic minded” institution is, and 3) ensure that all…

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