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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

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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.

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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.

2015 Faculty Seminar in Yellowstone National Park

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Blog Announcing the American Democracy Project’s 2015 Faculty Seminar in Yellowstone National Park: Stewardship of Public Lands: Politics and the Yellowstone Ecosystem July 27 – August, 1, 2015 How does a democracy manage competing but often equally legitimate positions over public resources? How are the rights of all citizens protected in conflicts over public…

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Carnegie Selects Colleges and Universities for 2015 Community Engagement Classification

Courtesy of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. Of this number, 83 institutions are receiving the classification for the first time, while 157 are now re-classified, after being classified originally in 2006 or 2008. These 240…

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#CLDE15 Update | CFP Reminder and Prompts

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting in New Orleans from June 4-6, 2015 now is the time! Proposals are due February 8, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Submit your proposal(s) online here. Note: We are using NASPA’s custom submission system for…

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SAVE THE DATE: State of the Union (SOTU) 2015

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Blog Building on the success of last year’s State of the Union Tweet-Up, ADP and TDC have partnered with GVH Live and iCitizen to produce an interactive forum centered on live coverage of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address. The forum will stream live on, and feature live-polling from iCitizen and reactions…

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AASCU Spearheads National Initiative Focused on Economic Inequality

Courtesty of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) November 2014 The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is spearheading a national effort to engage students in the topic of economic inequality and its impact on democracy through a three-year initiative. Leading the 30 participating institutions in this effort are Keene State College (N.H.) and Mount…

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#CLDE15 Update | Get Registered for the 2015 CLDE Meeting!

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator Last week we announced that the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education would be partnering via a combined national meeting, to be held June 4-6 in New Orleans, La. This week we are pleased…

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