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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.

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.

The Place: Reason #5 You Should Come to #ADPTDC13

By Stephanie South, Program Associate, AASCU As a born-and-raised-in resident of Colorado for 23 (and a half) years, I cannot tell you how excited I am to travel back to my home state in June for this year’s ADP/TDC National Meeting. But as anyone who has ever been to Colorado will tell you, no connection is needed to be enthusiastic…

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Meet the Chosen Student Plenary Panelists for the 2013 National Meeting

Remember that Student Plenary video contest we told you about? The one where The Democracy Commitment (TDC) wanted to find students to speak at the 2013 ADP/TDC National Meeting? Well, we found them. And, yes, to be sure, we had a great set of submissions–thank you to everyone who entered! However, there were not enough entries to conduct an online contest,…

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Politics and the Yellowstone Ecosystem: Announcing the 2013 Stewardship of Public Lands Faculty Seminar

By George Mehaffy, Vice President of Academic Leadership & Change, AASCU Throughout the United States, but especially in the West, the question of who will control public lands is a hotly debated topic. The public lands of the West, including national parks, forests, grazing, and prairie lands, are all sites of controversy. The major points of contention are over ownership…

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Publication: “Minding the Gap: Partnering Across Sectors for Democracy,” by TDC co-founder, Bernie Ronan, and ADP founder, George Mehaffy

Minding the Gap: Partnering Across Sectors for Democracy By Bernie Ronan and George L. Mehaffy Volume 16, Number 1 Winter 2013 (online source) With the 2012 London Olympics on full display this summer, we were reminded of a characteristically British phrase. While traveling by tube or rail in the United Kingdom, one often sees signs reminding riders to “mind the…

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Welcome to The Democracy Commitment, North Arkansas College!

North Arkansas College, or Northark to those who know it well is, “a comprehensive, public two-year college, North Arkansas College provides a variety of educational opportunities to the citizens of Boone, Carroll, Marion, Searcy, Newton, and Madison counties in northern Arkansas. … Northark offers transfer and technical degree programs, one-year technical certificates, certificates of proficiency, customized business and industry training,…

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Deadline extended for TDC campuses to join CIRCLE’s National Study on Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE)

Back in January we shared information on this blog about CIRCLE’s new National Study on Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE) in this blog post. A number of TDC campuses have since signed up to participate in this free study (no survey completion required). The deadline to participate is June 1st, but TDC campuses are being given an extension until June…

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Japan Studies Institute now open to TDC faculty!

Through our partnership with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) American Democracy Project, TDC member institutions’ faculty have a unique opportunity to participate in the Japan Studies Institute and receive the AASCU rate. The Japan Studies Institute (JSI), a two week residential program held on the San Diego State University campus, offers an opportunity for faculty from…

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Congratulations to Georgia Perimeter College, recipient of President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll!

(Click here for original blog source) The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve. The 2013 Honor Roll recipients were announced…

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