TDC NEWS | 7 TDC Campuses and AAC&U Join Together to Launch a New Project on Citizenship

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Dec 22, 2015

Washington, DC—The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced on Friday the receipt of a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to sponsor a series of public forums around the country on “Citizenship Under Siege” in partnership with seven TDC community colleges. This project builds on a […]


ADP/TDC Partner with icitizen to Activate Student Participation through Civic Tech

Posted in TDC Partners & Friends on Dec 10, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) The American Democracy Project (ADP) and The Democracy Commitment (TDC) announced their partnership with icitizen, a leading civic engagement app. Starting this January, the three groups will work to “Engage the Election 2016;” this project will include comprehensive activities throughout the year centered […]


#CLDE16 | Student Intern Opportunity

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Dec 9, 2015

In order to encourage student participation in the 2016 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting, The American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment and the NASPA Lead Initiative are proud to offer the opportunity for three students to have a voice on the planning committee. CLDE student interns will: Organize the student symposium on Wednesday, June 1, 2016; […]


State of the Union Tweet-up Event | Save the Date: January 12, 2016 — #iSOTU16

We are excited to invite you to join the The Democracy Commitment (TDC), American Democracy Project (ADP), and icitizen, our civic technology partner, for a live-streamed State of the Union (SOTU) event on the evening of Tuesday, January 12, 2016. This event, headquartered at Illinois State University, will feature interactive polling, live tweeting, and pre- and post-speech coverage designed entirely […]


Candidates on Campus | Keene State College to host Bernie Sanders

Posted in TDC Member Campus News on Dec 3, 2015

You are cordially invited to participate in Keene State College‘s (N.H.) Town Hall Meeting with Presidential Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. Senator Sanders will visit Keene State College on Saturday, December 5th at 1 p.m. Eastern. If you are interested in watching a live-stream of this event, please RSVP to Kim Schmidl-Gagne at [email protected] for the […]


What We’re Reading: Transfer Student Success

Today, most college students in the United States do not attend a single institution in pursuit of their college degrees. Accordingly, the successful attainment of a degree or other credential often depends on a smooth transfer process, as students move between and among higher education institutions. Many states and institutions are working to develop policies […]


The Community College’s Role in Developing Students’ Civic Outcomes: Results of a National Pilot

In November 2015, Carrie Kisker, Director of the Center for the Study of Community Colleges, and Dayna Weintraub, Doctoral Candidate at UCLA, presented results from the Civic Outcomes Survey national pilot at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) in Denver, Colorado. The Civic Outcomes Survey is a collaborative […]