What We’re Reading | Research on Low Youth Turnout and Registration Rates

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Jul 30, 2015

CIRCLE: The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement recently released an analysis of Millennial voter registration and turnout rates after the 2014 midterm election yielded the lowest number of ballots cast by 18-29 year-olds in U.S. history. Based upon data from the November 2014 midterm elections released from the United States […]


Reach for College! College Readiness Institute

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Jul 29, 2015

By Renee Baharaeen, AASCU Civic Engagement Intern and Truman State University Student The College Readiness Institute – hosted in Washington, DC by Reach for College! – brought together educators and community organizers this past week to learn about preparing students for college success. The first day of the institute featured influential guest plenary speakers including […]


2015/2016 Important Civic Engagement Dates and Deadlines

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Jul 27, 2015

These are some of the civic engagement dates and deadlines marked on our calendars. Does your campus or organization have some that we missed? Let us know, and we’ll add them!     September September 7:  Labor Day September 11th:  September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance September 22nd:  National Voter Registration Day September […]


Updates & Announcements | Two New Best Practices User Guides Now Available

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Jul 20, 2015

The Democracy Commitment is excited to share two new best practice user guides – one on service learning and one on community partnerships. You can view the PDFs for these user guides using the links below: Transformational Service Learning Building Community Partnerships Don’t forget to take a look at our previously released user guides, too!


SAVE THE DATE FOR #CLDE16: June 2-4, 2016 in Indianapolis

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Jul 14, 2015

Save the date for the ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement (CLDE) meeting in Indianapolis, Ind. from June 2-4, 2016! The 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA CLDE meeting was a huge success thanks to our knowledgeable speakers and engaged attendees who demonstrated their commitment to advancing CLDE in higher education. We are excited to see what 2016 brings […]


FREE PUBLICATION | AAC&U’s Civic Prompts—Making Civic Learning Routine across the Disciplines

By Rebecca Keller, AASCU Civic Engagement Intern and Indiana University of Pennsylvania AASCU’s sister organization has produced a free publication entitled Civic Prompts: Making Civic Learning Routine across the Disciplines. This report suggests a need to 1) change the definition/current conception of civic learning, 2) more clearly articulate precisely what a “civic minded” institution is, […]


#CLDE15 Meeting in Review: Leveraging Academic and Student Affairs Partnerships to Advance Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Jul 2, 2015

Our recent 2015 ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting in New Orleans, La. brought together a collection of faculty, students, administrators, community partners and representatives from our national sponsor and partner organizations committed to advancing civic learning and democratic engagement through higher education. Collectively, we considered one of higher education’s civic missions: to […]