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Centre for Public Involvement

The Centre for Public Involvement was proposed in 2009 as a unique partnership between the City of Edmonton and University of Alberta. It was proposed in response to a demonstrated and recognized need for decision-makers and the public to actively seek, consider and apply the most effective means for public involvement. The collaboration is designed to advance research and learning in the area of public involvement, with the objective of enhanced decision-making at all levels. The organization and governance framework established by the partnering organizations […] (continue)

What is the 21st Century Mission for Our Public Schools? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, What is the 21st Century Mission for Our Public Schools? outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. From the very […] (continue)

Kettering Review December 2012

The Kettering Review is a journal of ideas and activities dedicated to improving the quality of public life in the American democracy. Published by the Kettering Foundation, each issue addresses a single theme, including including the changing roles of the citizen, the press, public leadership, and public opinion. Contributors include a diverse group of American and international educators, historians, philosophers, and social and political scientists. The Review is edited by Robert Kingston and Noëlle McAfee. The December 2012 edition examines “citizens’ responsibility in a democratic world“.  Below is […] (continue)

Higher Education Exchange 2012

The Higher Education Exchange is an annual journal from the Kettering Foundation that serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share. The 2012 edition focuses on “the problems of democracy and the problems in democracy.”  Below is an excerpt from the introduction… This year’s issue of the Higher Education Exchange continues in the recent vein of highlighting and showcasing innovations and […] (continue)

Higher Education Exchange 2011

The Higher Education Exchange is an annual journal from the Kettering Foundation that serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share. The 2011 edition focuses on “a current consideration of learning.”  Below is an excerpt from the introduction… This issue of the Higher Education Exchange continues its new focus that began in 2010. The journal now seeks to more closely align […] (continue)

Higher Education Exchange 2010

The Higher Education Exchange is an annual journal from the Kettering Foundation that serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share. The 2010 edition focuses on “centers for public life.”  Below is an excerpt from the introduction… As noted in previous issues of the Exchange, one of Kettering’s most surprising discoveries has been the emergence of campus centers that are bringing […] (continue)

Higher Education Exchange 2008

The Higher Education Exchange is an annual journal from the Kettering Foundation that serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share. The 2008 edition focuses on “community-university partnerships.”  Below is an excerpt from the introduction… Which way do you say it? University-community partnerships? Or community-university partnerships? Does it really matter, or is it just semantics? I never used to think it mattered until […] (continue)

Higher Education Exchange 2009

The Higher Education Exchange is an annual journal from the Kettering Foundation that serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share. The 2009 edition focuses on “the relationship between higher education and citizens.”  Below is an excerpt from the introduction… Often times in the course of our research, Kettering encounters a public that most professionals in higher education don’t see. It has been […] (continue)

Higher Education Exchange 2007

The Higher Education Exchange is an annual journal from the Kettering Foundation that serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share. The 2007 edition focuses on “growing public scholars.”  Below is an excerpt from the introduction… When I begin work on an issue of the Higher Education Exchange, I often don’t know where the issue will end up. I hope that doesn’t come […] (continue)

Higher Education Exchange 2006

The Higher Education Exchange is an annual journal from the Kettering Foundation that serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share. The 2006 edition focuses on “the civic mission of higher education.”  Below is an excerpt from the introduction… For more than 25 years now, the work of the Kettering Foundation has been focused on democracy. One premise of this work that […] (continue)

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