Issue Guides for Deliberative Dialogue
Civic Engagement Policy and Advocacy Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Division LEAD Initiative Public Policy Division Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs Student Leadership Programs AVP or "Number Two" Faculty Mid-Level Senior Level VP for Student Affairs
December 18, 2019
In partnership with the Kettering Foundation, NASPA is developing issue guides for use by higher education institutions. Following the model establish by the National Issues Forum, NASPA issue guides are designed for use by groups with differing and diverse perspectives around a central question that does not necessarily have a predetermined "right" answer. Deliberative forums introduce participants to multiple options for addressing a central issue or question and allow time for each option, and its tradeoffs or drawbacks, to be discussed by participants. The goal of a deliberative forum is to help participants consider issues from multiple perspectives and to engage in conversation with others who may hold different - and sometimes passionately held - opinions.