Higher Education Exchange Interview with TDC founder, Bernie Ronan: COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND CIVIC LEARNING

Posted in Publications on Jan 24, 2012

The Democracy Commitment (TDC) co-founder, Bernie Ronan gave an interview with the Kettering Foundation positing that the work of TDC is more important than ever. “Colleges must be intentionally democratic; it is not something that happens by chance. This intentionality must be evidenced in how student government runs, in the way clubs operate on a […]


CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT: Harrisburg Area Community College

Posted in CAMPUS SPHERE on Jan 12, 2012

The Democracy Commitment is proud to announce our newest member institution, Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), “Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.” “Established on February 14, 1964 as Harrisburg Area Community College, HACC is devoted to the community and the individual. HACC’s devotion to the community stems directly from our mission, which is to foster educational, cultural, […]


White House launch video now available!

Posted in Publications, TDC Events on Jan 11, 2012

Yesterday at the White House, The Democracy Commitment had the honor of attending “For Democracy’s Future” an event calling to the forefront of U.S. current issues the need for democratic education and civic engagement in American schools and higher education. It was a fantastic event that featured Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Under Secretary Martha […]


Invitation to watch White House launch, Jan. 10, 2012, launching “For Democracy’s Future: Education Reclaims Our Civic Mission.”

Posted in Publications, TDC Events on Jan 9, 2012

Following the announcement of the January 10th, 2012 White House launch for the American Commonwealth Partnership, new materials were released for those groups wishing to watch the event and engage in dialogue similar to those discussions taking place in the untelevised  breakout sessions. The first is the program for the day so that all watching […]


White House Launch of American Commonwealth Partnership Streamed Live

Posted in TDC Events on Jan 6, 2012

The Democracy Commitment will be participating in a White House event launching the American Commonwealth Partnership (ACP) and marking the release of an AAC&U Report A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST. This event will be streamed live on the internet on […]


$360,000 Grant to The Democracy Commitment and AAC&U

Posted in TDC Opportunities for Members on Jan 5, 2012

We are delighted to announce our partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities through a $359,995 grant to support community college humanities faculty development. Read all about it in our press release!