• American Democracy Project

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    AASCU’s American Democracy Project is a network of more than 250 state colleges and universities focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. ADP was established in 2003 as a nonpartisan initiative of the American Association of State Colleges Universities (AASCU) in partnership with The New York Times.

    Learn more about ADP and our offerings in these key areas:

    • About ADP: Learn about our 250+ participating campuses, our program partners, steering committee members, and access ADP logo files.

    • Programs and Initiatives: Learn about new, ongoing and past programs and initiatives designed to promote faculty and staff professional development as well as undergraduate student learning related to civic learning and engagement.

    • Awards: ADP annually recognizes and rewards leadership in civic engagement from AASCU member campuses. Nominations are due each year in March and awardees are announced at our annual conference in June.

    • Events: Learn about upcoming conferences, webinars and institutes, as well as resources for special days in action. You can also view our photo gallery. 

    • Publications and Resources: Learn about our national blog, eJournal of Public Affairs and other toolkits and publications while also gaining access to resources especially for campus coordinators as well as those related to political engagement and our conferences. 

    • The Democracy Commitment: The Democracy Commitment (TDC) is ADP’s national sister civic engagement project for community colleges.