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TDC Series of Video Conferences on TDC's Programs
Every semester TDC National Office presents a series of video conferences on programs, opportunities, and resources. This series is for providing information across TDC's network and is open to community college faculty, staff, and allies. The series will normally be followed by a call for participation for TDC member institutions. Please sign up for TDC's mailing list to be inform on the series and its schedule.

Fall 2017

Immersive Civic Learning: Reacting to the Past

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This session featured Reacting to the Past (RTTP) and how historical game-based role-playing games can enhance civic skill building when integrated into the curriculum.  We are forming a working group to further explore the use of this pedagogy as a method to also democratize the classroom.  The Call For Participation is to a part of this working group.

Next Steps:
  1. After reviewing the project details, answer the call for participation for the TDC Community Change Studies Development Working Group with CLP
  2. Upon acceptance, attend the project meeting via video conference in early March 2018.

Call for Participation

  • February 2018, Attend online RTTP Working Group planning Meeting
  • June 2018, If attending CLDE18, attend Reacting to the Past Pre-Conference session
  • Summer 2018, Attend online RTTP Working Group Meeting on hosting RTTP training on campus
  • Fall/Spring 2019, Host RTTP Training on campus
  • Summer 2019, Attend online RTTP Working Group Progress Meeting
  • Fall/Spring 2019, Pilot RTTP on campus
  • Summer 2019, Review and Assess experience
  • Fall 2019, Prepare contributions to TDC Journal and Toolkit
  • Spring 2020, Publish in TDC Journal and Debut Toolkit

Community Change Studies Development w/CLP

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This session introduced the resources and movement of Community Learning Partnerships in development community change programs in community colleges nationwide through authentic partnerships between community organizations and institutions of higher education.  Ken Rolling, CLP’s Executive Director, shared about CLP and its partnership with TDC.

Next Steps
  1. After reviewing the project details, answer the call for participation for the TDC Community Change Studies Development Working Group with CLP
  2. Upon acceptance, attend the project meeting via video conference in early March 2018.

Call for Participation

  • Spring 2018, Complete an Action Plan for workshopping
  • July 2018, Attend TDC Civic Learning Institute: Community Change Studies Development with Community Learning Partnerships in Washington, DC
  • Fall 2018, Develop curricula on Community Change Studies for campus
  • Attend at least two online Working Group Sessions
  • Spring 2019, Pilot curricula on Community Change on campus
  • Summer 2019, Review and Assess curricula
  • Fall 2019, Continue Pilot curricula
  • Spring 2020, Prepare contributions to TDC Journal and Toolkit
  • Fall 2020, Publish in TDC Journal and Debut Toolkit

Citizenship Under Siege 2.0

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In development.

In this session, we explored ways to continue TDC’s Citizenship Under Siege project which began through a partnership with AAC&U funded by a NEH grant to orchestrate a series of public forums, each with accompanying programs and educational resources to bridge the rifts of who is entitled to be seen as an American citizen.  We have agreed that participants of the second version of the project will host events that are framed through the powerful historic, ethical, and narrative lenses of the humanities.

Next Steps
  1. After reviewing the project details, answer the call for participation for TDC’s Citizenship Under Siege 2.0 project.
  2. Upon acceptance, attend the project meeting via video conference in early March 2018.

Call for Participation

  • Spring 2018, Complete an Action Plan for workshopping
  • April 2018, Attend an online Project Planning Meeting
  • Summer 2018, Plan event for Constitution and Citizenship Day according to project mission
  • Fall 2018, Hold event for Constitution and Citizenship Day according to project mission
  • Plan Spring Community Event according to grant parameters.
  • Spring 2019, Hold Spring Community Event according to grant parameters.
  • Summer 2019, Review and Assess Event- plan to contribute to TDC Journal Issue
  • Fall 2019, Participate in TDC Capitol Chats and contribute to TDC Journal Issue
  • Spring- Fall 2020, Publish TDC Journal Issue devoted to this project

TDC Political Engagement Project

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In development.

This session introduced TDC’s new Political Engagement Project that is designed to advance democracy through political institutions, organizations and activities. We articulated the goal is to engage our community college students and community in public life and in government through voting, contacting elected officials, being active in political organizations, debating issues, supporting causes, and participating in rallies. As we prepare for the critical 2018 Elections, the Call for Participation is to work as a cohort of community colleges engaging the election and increasing political participation in our communities.

Next Steps
  1. After reviewing the project details, answer the call for participation for the TDC Political Engagement Project.
  2. Upon acceptance, attend the project meeting via video conference in early March 2018.

Call for Participation

  • January 2018, Apply for Voter-Friendly Campus Designation and All-In Campus Democracy Challenge
  • Spring 2018, Complete a Democratic Engagement Action Plan for workshopping
  • Spring-Summer 2018, Attend at least two TDC Capitol Chats on Electoral Engagement
  • March 2018, Attend an online Project Planning Meeting
  • Fall 2018, Put DEAP into action
  • September 2018, Host a National Voter Registration Day Event on campus
  • October 2018, Host a TDC Voter Engagement Fair on campus
  • Spring 2019, Contribute to TDC Political Engagement Project Toolkit
  • Participate in TDC Capital Chats
  • June 2019, CLDE19 Debut TDC PEP Toolkit
  • Summer 2019, Review and Assess event- plan to contribute to TDC Journal Issue
  • Fall 2019, Contribute to TDC Journal Issue
  • Spring 2020, Publish TDC Journal Issue devoted to this project
  • Summer 2020, Attend TDC Civic Learning Institute: Electoral Engagement and Education

Immersive Civic Learning: Senate Immersion Module

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In this session we learned about the Edward M. Kennedy Institute’s award-winning Senate Immersion Module (SIM), a program for students that uses negotiation and debate skills to learn about the legislative program.  Originally created for middle and high school students, we learned how this program could be adapted for the community college through partnership with TDC.

Next Steps
  1. After reviewing the project details, answer the call for participation for the TDC Immersive Civic Learning Initiative
  2. Upon acceptance, attend the initiative meeting via video conference in early February 2018.

Call for Participation

  • February 2018, Attend online Initiative Planning Meeting
  • Spring 2018, Complete an Action Plan for piloting Immersive Civic Learning on campus
  • Summer 2018, Attend an online Initiative Progress Meeting
  • Fall 2018, Pilot Immersive Civic Learning on campus
  • January 2019, Attend an online Initiative Progress Meeting
  • Spring 2019, Continue Pilot Immersive Civic Learning on campus
  • June 2019, Participate in Presentation and Workshop Sessions at CLDE19
  • Summer 2019,  Attend TDC Civic Learning Institute: Electoral Engagement and Education
  • Review and Assess event- plan to contribute to TDC Journal Issue
  • Fall 2019, Contribute to TDC Journal Issue
  • Spring 2020, Publish TDC Journal Issue devoted to this project

Webinar: A Year of Service in Community Colleges

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Service Year Alliance and The Democracy Commitment (TDC) invite you to join us for an interactive webinar on how to integrate a year of service on your campus. Service Year Alliance works alongside The Democracy Commitment to share best practices and resources for recognizing service year experiences in enrollment management, in career services, and campus programming in community colleges across the country.

Next Steps:
  1. After reviewing the project details, answer the call for participation for the TDC Year of Service in Community Colleges pilot
  2. Upon acceptance, attend the project meeting via video conference in February 2018.

Call for Participation

The call for participation is to serve on a TDC Working Group exploring a year of service in community colleges.

 

Spring 2018

January 17, 2018 3:00 p.m. ET

TDC Special Days of Service and Reflection

This session will introduce TDC’s new Special Days of Service and Reflection developed by a committee from the National Leadership Team. It will provide rationales for the days selected and plans for their implementation and resource development. Join us for this info-session and become a pilot institution for this new and rewarding initiative.

January 23, 2018 3:00 p.m. ET

TDC Anti-Poverty Working Group

With the rise of housing and food insecurity on community college campuses, this session will feature the new TDC Anti-Poverty Working Group. This new working group is dedicated to developing projects and resources concerning this effort. Join us and help develop plans of action & resources for our community colleges.

January 31, 2018 3:00 p.m. ET

TDC Campus Coordinator 101

Join TDC National Director and veteran TDC Campus Coordinators for this info-session concerning the development of a Campus Coordinator Toolkit. The toolkit will provide campus coordinator vital information about TDC and organizing this work on campuses.

February 6, 2018 3:00 p.m. ET

Civic Service Learning and the Community College

Join TDC National Director and community college faculty and staff as we have a conversation about the development, implantation, impact, and assessment of civic service learning experiences. Hear from experienced service learning faculty and staff.

February 13, 2018 2:00 p.m. ET

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National Voter Registration Day

Please join us as we explore ways to create a TDC-Wide effort to register community college voters on National Voter Registration Day. This session will introduce NRVD toolkits and plans for the organization-wide effort including trainings and live result reporting via social media.