THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS.
THE EVENT MAY BE RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2020.
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About the Workshop
How do we create meaningful dialogue about issues of shared public concern? How do we connect education and scholarship with the development of democratic skills and capacities?
Join us on Monday, March 30 for a one-day workshop with Dr. Timothy Shaffer on Creating Space for Democracy. This is a hands-on, skill-building event in which participants will consider the history, theory, and current practices of civic discourse and dialogue in higher education; explore and test resources for planning, implementing, and evaluating civic action projects; and develop and receive feedback on projects.
The workshop is free and open to educational professionals working at the secondary and college/university levels, or in educational policy and planning. We hope all attendees will come away with new ideas, connections, concrete action plans, and inspiration to make a difference in our community.
About the Facilitator
Dr. Shaffer brings considerable experitise and experience to this subject and currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications Studies at Kansas State University, as well as Principal Research Specialist with the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona, and Associate Editor of Journal of Public Deliberation. Learn more about Dr. Shaffer and his work by visiting his website, https://www.timothyjshaffer.com/
About the Sponsors
This workshop is sponsored by the Democracy and Dialogues Initiative of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut and by Campus Compact for Southern New England. Additional support is provided by the UConn Office of the Provost, CLAS Dean's Office, Humanities Institute, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Student Affairs, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Human Rights Institute, and the Office of the CLAS Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
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