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What’s New with ADP │January 2015


  • State of the Union Watch Event and Tweet-Up, January 20, 2015
  • The ADP/TDC National Meeting is now #CLDE15 with NASPA and will be held in New Orleans, La., June 4-6, 2015
  • Yellowstone Faculty Seminar, July 27-August 1, 2015


ADP, TDC and NASPA Announce New Partnership for 2015 Civic Learning Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education announced a partnership to strengthen and deepen both public and private institutional commitments to advancing the civic learning and democratic engagement of college students. Leaders from AASCU’s American Democracy Project (ADP), TDC and NASPA will provide direction for the partnership and the combined national meeting, to be held June 4-6 in New Orleans, La. Read more here.

Note:  Registration and Call for Proposals for #CLDE15 are now open. Read more here.

AASCU Spearheads National Initiative Focused on Economic Inequality

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is spearheading a national effort to engage students in the topic of economic inequality and its impact on democracy through a three-year initiative. Leading the 31 participating institutions in this effort are Keene State College (N.H.) and Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) of Gardner, Mass.; all participants are members of AASCU’s American Democracy Project (ADP) or The Democracy Commitment (TDC). Read more here.

2015 Faculty Seminar in Yellowstone National Park

2015 marks the 11th summer of our Yellowstone seminar, part of the American Democracy Project’s Stewardship of Public Lands Initiative. The seminar, a partnership with the Yellowstone Association, is open to faculty members from any academic discipline. Read more here.


Reflections from White House Civic Summit on Higher Education

Harry Boyte from the American Commonwealth Partnerships reports on the White House Civic Summit on Higher Education. The summit took place at Tufts University (Mass.). The White House, working with the Department of Education, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Tuft’s Tisch College of Citizenship, organized a gathering on higher education’s civic purposes. Read more here.

2014 Midterm Elections Tweet-Up

ADP and TDC teamed up to cultivate a multi-campus digital dialogue about the 2014 Midterm Elections during a week-long period in November.  ADP and TDC encouraged student and faculty to engage in a discussion via Twitter about issues addressed in this important election cycle—including the domestic policy issues most affecting higher education. Read more here.

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January 6-9: ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Organizing Institute
January 19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 20: State of the Union Address Watch Event and Tweet-Up
February 8: Deadline for CLDE proposals
February 16: Presidents Day
April 27: Deadline for CLDE early-bird registration
June 4-6: ADP/TDC/NASPA Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting
July 27-August 1: Faculty Seminar in Yellowstone National Park


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