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Announcing the Special Issue of Diversity & Democracy on TDC/AAC&U’s Citizenship Under Siege Project

Verdis Robinson, TDC National Director   
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Mar 16
According to their website, “Diversity & Democracy supports higher education faculty and leaders as they design and implement programs that advance civic learning and democratic engagement, global learning, and engagement with diversity to prepare students for socially responsible action in today's interdependent but unequal world.”  I am thrilled to announce that a special issue grounded in TDC’s…

Deliberative Dialogue Moderator Training Workshop in Washington, DC

AASCU’s American Democracy Project, and The Democracy Commitment in partnership with the National Issues Forum Institute are proud to announce a special professional development opportunity for area students, faculty, and staff interested in a moderator training for deliberative dialogues. We will be hosting a Deliberative Dialogue Moderator Training Workshop on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. –…

Civic Competency and Engagement: Building an Impactful Assessment Process

Verdis Robinson, TDC National Director   
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Mar 07
While many institutions are seeking to develop civic competency and engagement (CCE) in their students, there are seemingly infinite permutations of learning outcomes, institutional actions, and assessment methodologies. Terms like civic engagement, civic responsibility, service learning, and community engagement (among a host of others) are used to mean varying things across institutions. Colleges and universities…

Announcing the #CLDE17 Student Pre-Conference Workshop

Verdis Robinson, TDC National Director   
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Mar 01
This message is brought to you by our CLDE17 Student Interns. -Verdis Robinson, TDC National Director It is incredibly important to engage in conversation with fellow peers, and by attending the #CLDE17 student symposium on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017, at the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement conference in Baltimore, students will gain experience in a space unique…

CAMPUS & FRIENDS SHOWCASE AT #CLDE17

Verdis Robinson, TDC National Director   
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Feb 22
Share your CLDE campus curricular and co-curricular programming! Are you an ADP/TDC/NASPA Lead partner organization? Do you want to promote the civic engagement work of your campus or organization? Consider hosting a table at the Campus & Friends Showcase at the 2017 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting (#CLDE17) in Baltimore, Md. CAMPUS & FRIENDS…

Making Sense of the Campus Democratic Engagement Initiatives- Free Webinar by the ALL IN Challenge

Verdis Robinson, TDC National Director   
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Feb 21
ALL IN Challenge Webinar Series: MAKING SENSE OF THE CAMPUS DEMOCRATIC ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVES Tuesday, February 28  |  2 PM EST  |  60 minutes Register Now   You may have asked yourself if your campus is eligible to join the American Democracy Project or The Democracy Commitment. Or perhaps you’ve wondered whether you can apply for the Voter…