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Update on NIF’s National Dialogue on Higher Ed

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As many of you may know, our friends at the National Issues Forums Institute have been engaged in an ongoing national dialogue series based on one of their latest issue guides titled “Shaping Our Future: How Should Higher Education Help Us Create the Society We Want?”  The guide has been helping facilitate conversations across the country about how our nation’s colleges and university systems should be changing and what role they should play in our society’s future.  The series has continued to move forward, and we wanted to bring your attention to NIFI’s most recent update on the project.

Here’s an excerpt:

This spring is prime time for forums in all kinds of settings: Bellaire High School in Texas, Kansas State’s Alumni Center, North Carolina’s Campus Compact, Alabama’s Miles College, Victoria Falls (MD) OSHER Learning Center, and Cincinnati’s Open Stacks Book Club are just a few of the diverse organizations that have recently hosted forums-or will be hosting one in the next few weeks.

April and May are the perfect time to get the conversation going in your community. In cooperation with the American Commonwealth Partnership, National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) is offering a suite of materials to support you in hosting a citizen deliberation, including:

NIF continues to seek out groups that are looking to host conversations around higher education, so please see the full post for more details on how you can be involved: www.nifi.org/news/news_detail.aspx?itemID=23853&catID=23664.

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An inclusiveness trainer and group process facilitator, Roshan Bliss serves as NCDD's Youth Engagement Coordinator and Blog Curator. Combining his belief that decisions are better when everyone is involved with his passion for empowering young people, his work focuses on increasing the involvement of youth and students in public conversations.

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