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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.

College of the Canyons Awarded a BTtoP Campus Dialogue Grant

Congratulations to College of Canyons, a member institution of The Democracy Commitment who has received one of the 31 Campus Dialogue Grants for Realizing Higher Education’s Greater Purposes from Bringing Theory to Practice! According to the BTtoP website, the designs of the proposed dialogues and the rosters of intended dialogue participants reflect each institution’s unique campus…

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#CLDE17: Pre-Conference Workshops Announced and Registration Now Open! Register Today!

We’re pleased to announce the introduction of pre-conference workshops to be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 as part of our annual Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (#CLDE17) Meeting. Institute topics were identified by the CLDE Planning Committee and based on feedback received after the 2016 CLDE Meeting. Workshops are listed below and you can…

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Proposals Due January 30th for CLDE17 Conference in Baltimore in June

Submit your proposal here by January 30, 2017. The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and NASPA Lead Initiative are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. During this year’s Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (#CLDE17) Meeting in Baltimore, Md. from June 7-10, 2017, our goal is to bring together…

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Meet the 2017 CLDE Interns!

We are thrilled to introduce you to our three student interns for the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting (#CLDE17). Amber, Christina, and Tyler introduce themselves below and together represent a vested interest in civic engagement among students in our network to engage meaningfully on our campuses, in our classrooms, and in our broader communities and our democracy.…

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TDC Post-Election Series: “Election Reflections”

This blog was originally posted by NASPA Lead Initiative on November 10, 2016. Reposted by author permission. Author:  Nancy Thomas, Director, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. As the director of a research institute studying higher education’s role in democracy, I have been inundated on November 9 with emails, texts, and calls. Donald…

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Call for Proposals Now Open: CLDE17 Meeting

Submit your proposal by January 30, 2017. The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and NASPA Lead Initiative are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. During this year’s Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (#CLDE17) Meeting in Baltimore, Md. from June 7-10, 2017, our goal is to bring together our collective networks of faculty,…

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Engage Tomorrow’s Election with TDC and ADP

As we are less than 24 hours away  from election day, we have some opportunities to engage the election nationally for you to pass on to your campuses for students, faculty, staff, and community. Millennial Monday: Voting Questions?  What You Need to know Before #ElectionDay The Students Learn Students Vote coalition (SLSV) is sponsoring a Twitter Chat using #MillennialMon on Monday,…

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The 2016 White House Healthy Campus Challenge

On September 27, 2016, the White House  launched the Healthy Campus Challenge. This Challenge aims to engage college and university campuses, and in particular community college campuses, across the country in health insurance enrollment efforts. They will work with administrators, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and local community leaders and elected officials to reach the uninsured both on campus and in…

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Ethos Matters: Inspiring Students as Democracy’s Co-Creators

Originally posted by the American Democracy Project on September 29, 2016, By David Hoffman, Assistant Director of Student Life for Civic Agency, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Civic Ethos: The infusion of democratic values into the customs and habits of everyday practices, structures, and interactions; the defining character of the institution and those in it that emphasizes open-mindedness, civility,…

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TDC Electoral Engagement Resource Pages Now Updated

The Democracy Commitment (TDC) has desired to become a national clearinghouse of resources, publications, program designs, curricula, and project development strategies for community colleges.  In an effort to make resources more accessible and comprehensive, and especially in preparation for the upcoming election, TDC has updated the resource pages on its website-  All member institutions have access to these materials and ideas…

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