What: 2013 Frontiers of Democracy: Innovations in Civic Practice, Theory, and Education
Co-sponsored by TDI, the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, and the Summer Institute of Civic Studies, CIRCLE, and Tisch College
What: THE QUALITY OF U.S. DEGREES: Innovations, Efficiencies, and Disruptions—To What Ends?
What: Ashoka U Exchange 2013 (social entrepreneurship)
What: The 21st Century Citizens: Building Bridges, Solving Problems
Framing, Power, and Conscience
Understanding political and economic inequality
Read the conference report from No Better Time (2009), read session summaries, and link to a broad range of resources here.
Civility: It's all the rage - March 6, 2011
Twelve Positive Signs for the New Year - December 17, 2010
Educating for Civic Literacy and "Informed" Engagement - December 11, 2010
Civic Skills and Federal Policy - May 14, 2010
Educational Achievement Gap - April 29, 2010
Read the conference report from Frontiers of Democracy here - March 30, 2010
TDI is compiling a repository of election 2012 curricula – syllabi, readings, resources, etc. Please contact Nancy Thomas if you want to help or contribute.
CIRCLE has launched a new study of student voting rates. Be part of this innovative research and learn the aggregate voting rate of your student body. It’s easy and, for 2012, free.
The U.S. Dept. of Ed. requests comments and suggestions how to implement the action strategies outlined in their civic learning Call to Action. Submit ideas about doing democracy on campus to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TDI’s Special Higher Education Issue of the Journal of Public Deliberation is on-line and open source. You’ll find an updated version of TDI’s framing paper, as well as papers on communication, philosophy, political science and more. For more on TDI’s catalyst papers, click here
Contribute to the Syllabi Repository
The Democracy Imperative is a national network of academics and civic leaders in democratic dialogue, deliberation, and renewal. Our mission is to strengthen public life and democracy in and through higher education.