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#CLDE17 FRIDAY PLENARY | Dialogue and Deliberation Forum- Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence?

Verdis Robinson, TDC National Director   
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Apr 19
Announcing the CLDE17 FRIDAY PLENARY | Dialogue and Deliberation Forum- Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence? The 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting, organized by the American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, will bring together faculty, student affairs professionals, senior campus…

CLDE 2017: Two Full-Day Pre-conference Workshop Offerings

Verdis Robinson, TDC National Director   
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Apr 14
Did you know that there are two fantastic, full-day pre-conference workshops being held at the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting on Wednesday, June 7th? The first is perfect for campuses interested in advancing their strategic planning around civic and community engagement and/or applying for the next round of the Carnegie Classification for…

#CLDE17: Three Half-Day Pre-conference Workshops the Afternoon of June 7, 2017

Verdis Robinson, TDC National Director   
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Apr 14
During the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting, there are a variety of pre-conference sessions providing opportunities to hone in on our civic skills. On Wednesday, June 7th, consider attending one of the afternoon pre-cons geared toward measuring civic outcomes, educating for democracy, curriculum integration of civic responsibility, and a special civic workshop…

Call for Nominations: 2017 Bernie Ronan Award

Verdis Robinson, TDC National Director   
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Apr 04
About the Award At the 2013 national meeting, The Democracy Commitment (TDC) announced that, starting in 2014, we would select for special recognition a student-initiated or -directed project or program that exemplifies the democratic skills and capacities we desire of our students.  Bernie Ronan was heralded as a champion of democratic education and for his…

#CLDE17 OPENING PLENARY | CivEd Talks and Our CLDE Theory of Change

Verdis Robinson, TDC National Director   
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Mar 20
The 2017 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement (CLDE) meeting organized by the American Democracy Project (ADP), the Democracy Project (TDC) and NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, is continuing the conversation set forth during the #CLDE16 meeting  by introducing our emergent theory of change adapted from elements of the 2012  A Crucible Moment…

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…