What does TDC ask of its Members
Firstly, to ensure communication between TDC headquarters and each college, all member institutions are asked to designate a Campus Coordinator. The Campus Coordinator is a very important commitment we ask of each member institution. The Campus Coordinator is defined as: a faculty member, administrator, or staff person who believes in the value of a civic education and is committed to the success of The Democracy Commitment on your campus.
Additionally, the Commitment includes:
- $1, 000 annual membership dues per college beginning each fiscal year on July 1st to aid in the continuation of TDC’s staff and further the dedication to civic learning and democratic engagement in America’s community colleges.
- A public commitment to the central role of civic education.
- Intentional support for both curricular and extracurricular programs that build civic skills among students, especially focusing on projects that support students in doing public work.
- Faculty and staff development in civic engagement through civic-infused programs and curricula
- Partnerships with local civic, non-profit, and/or governmental agencies whose primary work is the social and economic development of local communities
- Participation in the annual meeting that brings together students, faculty, staff, administrators, and partners. Development of joint regional and national programs with partner universities, and with national higher education associations.
How to Join TDC
Joining The Democracy Commitment can be accomplished by simply submitting the following form:
- Please download / SAVE AS the membership application PDF to your desktop
- Once you fill out the information, please make sure to SAVE again and return the application to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-signatures are accepted.
- You can also print the application and return by mail to:
The Democracy Commitment c/o Verdis Robinson
1307 New York Ave, NW | Fifth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005