What it Means to be a TDC Member

Here is what The Democracy Commitment asks of participating 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 governmental agencies whose primary work is the social and economic development of local communities

♦ Participation in a national clearinghouse of program designs, curricula and project development strategies for community colleges

♦ Participation in an annual meeting that brings together faculty, staff, administrators and partners

♦ $1000 annual membership dues, beginning July 1st FY13, to aid in the continuation of TDC’s staff, and further dedication to the cause of civic engagement and democratic education in community colleges across the nation

♦ Development of joint regional and national programs with partner universities, and with national higher education associations

Ensuring communication between TDC headquarters and your campus by designating a Campus Coordinator is also a very important commitment we ask of each member institution. In making this designation as soon as possible TDC will be able to create a relationship with your institution without unnecessarily taking time from the president’s busy schedule, who will always be a default contact. 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. The campus coordinator will be asked to complete a civic inventory of your campus for our records.

For more information on the logistics of joining TDC, please fill out the Membership Inquiry Form.

Posted December 14, 2011 by The Democracy Commitment

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