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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.

Updates & Announcements: State of Civic Education Policies (via CIRCLE)

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Interactive Map Shows State Civic Education Policies In the past two years, many states have been updating their civic education policies, some to conform with Common Core standards or to adopt the new College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for social studies. CIRCLE has created a new interactive map designed to quickly see…

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What We’re Reading: General Education and Democratic Engagement

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project What we’re reading right now is AAC&U’s latest issue of Diversity and Democracy which is focused on general education and democratic engagement — issues we here at AASCU’s American Democracy Project value deeply. Pay special attention to Thia Wolf’s article on Public Sphere Pedagogy from ADP member campus CSU-Chico. Thia and her colleagues presented…

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#ADPTDC15 Updates & Announcements: SAVE THE DATE for NOLA

Be there. Mark your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone for the 2015 American Democracy Project/The Democracy Commitment National Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana from June 4-6, 2016! [divider] Please Note: The meeting schedule will be a bit different this year — we’ll start sessions bright and early on the morning of Thursday, June 4th and will finish by…

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TDC Partners & Friends: Register for the 2014 National Conference on Citizenship (10.10 in Washington, DC)

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project Strengthening Civic Life Civic life is how we come together to accomplish big goals and overcome serious challenges. What is amazing is that it is often grounded in the smallest actions. Actions like talking with neighbors, eating with family and friends, exchanging favors, and other random acts of kindness. These acts create the social…

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TDC Partners & Friends: Election Engagement Checklist from CEEP

By Stephanie R. South, TDC National Coordinator The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps America’s colleges and universities get as many of their 20 million students as possible to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls.  Focusing on how administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders can help engage their…

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TDC Partners & Friends: 80 Schools Join the AASCU/NASPA/TurboVote Partnership

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project 80 colleges and universities have joined a partnership with The Democracy Commitment’s headquarter host and the American Democracy Project’s (ADP) parent organization, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU); NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education; and TurboVote. This nonpartisan effort aims to increase voter engagement on college and university campuses. Through…

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TDC Partners & Friends: TDC Invited to 2014 Global Challenges Institute in November

Courtesy of the American Democracy Project The American Democracy Project is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2014 Global Challenges Faculty Institute, and TDC member faculty are invited to join us! Thursday & Friday, November 6 – 7, 2014 Global Challenges Institute on Educating Globally Competent Citizens The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey · Galloway, NJ…

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Community Colleges in the News: Free Tuition, Transfers, and the White House

By Stephanie R. South Community Colleges in the News is a new monthly feature on the TDC blog in which we intend to future notable articles concerning concerning community colleges that were published during the last month. This month’s line-up: White House Hosts Community Colleges August 13, 2014 on Inside Higher Ed The Obama administration gathered several dozen community colleges,…

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