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Should Higher Ed Engagement Be More Political?

We recently read a great interview on the Kettering Foundation’s blog with NCDD supporting member Timothy Shaffer. Tim contends that community engagement projects in higher education are an important civic infrastructure, but that to be more democratic, they need to be more political. We encourage you to read the interview below or find the original version here. Real Impact: The Challenges of Community Engagement in Higher Education Many communities lack the basic civic muscle necessary to form a strong community. Conflict management and decision-making skills seem far and few, and basic […] (continue)

Democracy Practitioners Under the Microscope?

We are happy to share the announcement below from NCDD Sustaining Member Caroline Lee of Lafayette College, which she submitted via our great Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have news you want to share with the NCDD network? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! As I get ready to head to the NCDD conference, I wanted to share with readers of the blog about a symposium on public engagement professionals I participated in at the International Political Science Association conference in Toronto in July. Organized […] (continue)

Please show your support of youth at NCDD 2014!

NCDD’s 6th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited! Part of the reason we chose our theme Democracy for the Next Generation is that we are committed to encouraging and cultivating the young leaders who are emerging in our field. We will have more students and young people joining us at NCDD 2014 than at any previous conference. We’ve made this happen through our $250 rate for full-time students (35 students have registered using this option), and through granting an […] (continue)

Updates from the Deliberative Democracy Consortium

We recently received a newsletter from NCDD supporting member Matt Leighninger of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC), and we wanted to share it with you. The DDC has been working on some important and exciting projects, and they have 3 big announcements. First, the DDC has released a significant new white paper: Infogagement: Citizenship and Democracy in the Age of Connection is the latest white paper from PACE (Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement). Written by the DDC’s Matt Leighninger, the report – downloadable here - […] (continue)

Opening at Univ. of Utah’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program

We are pleased to share with our NCDD community that our friends at the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law have an opening for a new Associate Director that they recently posted here. The EDR program is an NCDD organizational member, and we know that plenty of folks from our network would be a great fit for the position. The general description of the position is below, but you can find the full description and more info about the position at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/35519. Please make […] (continue)

Center for Collaborative Policy Job Openings

Our colleagues at the the Center for Collaborative Policy – an NCDD organizational member – have recently announced three promising job openings at their California State University, Sacramento campus. We know some of our NCDD members would be a perfect fit for these positions, so we encourage you to find out more in CCP’s announcements below. Job Announcement – Business Development Director The Center for Collaborative Policy, California State University, Sacramento is recruiting for a Business Development Director.  The successful applicant will have experience in attracting significant […] (continue)

Engaging Students & Youth in the NCDD 2014 Conference

As you may have read by now, the theme for the NCDD 2014 Conference is Democracy for the Next Generation. We chose this theme for many reasons. We wanted to bring more attention to the exciting and innovative ways that next generation technology is changing our field, to think about new ways to embed our work into old processes of governance, and to invite people to join us in envisioning what it would look like for dialogue, deliberation, and public engagement to take an evolutionary leap forward as a […] (continue)

KF Interviews Imagining America Codirector

We recently read a fascinating interview with Imagining America codirector Timothy Eatman that our organizational partners at the Kettering Foundation published that we want NCDD members to see. IA’s work in bridging academia and public engagement is critical to advancing our field, so we encourage you to read Timothy’s thoughts on how we get there below. You can find the original interview here. In a recent column in the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof laments that scholars are too often unimportant and “irrelevant,” producing “gobbledygook . . . hidden in obscure […] (continue)

NYU Launches Research Network on Opening Governance

In case you missed it, we wanted to share about an interesting new initiative on open government from NYU’s Governance Lab. The initiative will conduct research on governments that pursue innovative ways of doing their work and should be a project to keep an eye on for researchers or those interested in open governance. You can read the March announcement below or find the original here. The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University today announced the formation of a Research Network on Opening Governance, […] (continue)

Scholarship of Engagement Award Deadline Approaching

For our higher education-based members, we wanted to make sure you heard about the 2014 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. The award deadline is next Friday, May 16 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time, so don’t delay in sending in your nominations. You can read more about the Lynton Award below or find more info here. Sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED) at Merrimack College, the 2014 Ernest A. Lynton Award […] (continue)

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