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The Democracy Commitment is the leading national organization focused on the civic education of community college students.   To such an end, TDC  is an excellent source of information on community college curricular change, how community colleges are educating and engaging students in our democracy, and ensuring that community college voices are heard and do matter in our society.  TDC National Office aims to expand public and student civic knowledge and understanding. Welcome to the National Newsroom

What's New with TDC

The quarterly newsletter from TDC’s National Office is published at least once every semester and contains updates on TDC’s latest work, announcements, opportunites, and news from member institutions.  See below for the most recent issues and archives of previous issues.

National Blog

Our national blog contains important news, updates, announcements, and opportunities from TDC National’s Office on a weekly basis.  Sign up for the mailing list to receive notifications when they posted and check it out frequently to stay up to date.  Contact the national director for opportunities to contribute.

Everyday Democracy’s Big List of Community Action Grants

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 the requirements If you’re looking…

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

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 Engagement Study “Civically-minded” is a…

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

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 meeting will take place in…

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Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Roundup | October 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 featured in a future Roundup.…

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#CLDE16 Update | Call for Proposals opens for June 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting

Please note: Registration will open soon. We are excited for the annual 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting organized by ADP, TDC, and NASPA to be held June 2-4, 2016 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, IN. The 2016 conference promises to catalyze a more intentional academic and student affairs collaboration and to enhance institutional commitments to…

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ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative | Student Summit Planned for March 2016

Courtesy of American Democracy Project As currently planned, the summit would incorporate educational opportunities through keynote speakers — including Tamara Draut — and program sessions, networking with faculty/staff and students from the Northeast, and experiential learning through participation in Congressional-style debate and engagement in “action” after the summit. The first day of the summit will focus on providing students with opportunities…

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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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Reminder| 3rd Annual National Community College Peace Building Seminar

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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What We’re Watching: Immigration Battle, a documentary film presentation from Frontline and Independent Lens

Immigration Battle is a special 2 hour documentary film presentation from Frontline and Independent Lens. Filmmakers Shari Roberson and Michael Camerini (who have participated in previous ADP/TDC National Meetings) take viewers behind closed doors in Washington’s halls of power to explore the political realities surrounding the issue of immigration. The film will debut on PBS on Tuesday, October 20, 2015…

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