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TODAY "If I had only..." What’s the least I can do BEFORE Nov 6? Online FridayLive! Nov 2 2pmET

Registration

  • Introduce, explore, critique, adapt, demo: “Deliberative Discussion”
    Begin Oct 19, continue Oct 26. Include live demo(s).
    Consider issues challenging many colleges & universities (e.g., affirmative action admission practices/policies; engaging students re: mid-term elections Nov. 6, …)

    Deliberative Discussion is a “...shared inquiry that asks participants to talk through and weigh the costs and consequences of a variety of options of solutions to a public problem. At the heart of deliberation is the group's willingness to work through the conflicts, to accept the consequences of their choices, and to establish grounds for action.
    - excerpt from “Deliberative discussion as an innovative teaching strategy,” Goodin HJ, Stein D., J Nurs Educ. 2008 Jun;47(6):272-4.

    Guests
    Paula Cancro, Asst. Prof. & Asst. Chair, Bus. Admin., College of Westchester

Registration is closed

If you can, please use our regular FridayLive! time today to 

  1. Vote early (see resources below)
  2. Do something to enable or encourage others to vote 

Otherwise, please join our continuing conversation.  

[Thanks to our conversation last week, Sally & I voted earlier this week...first time we've done that.]

"If I had only..." What’s the least I can do BEFORE Nov 6?
[To avoid thinking “If I had only…” AFTER Nov 6.]  
Deliberative Discussion for Difficult Issues

Some useful resources re voting before/on Nov. 6, 2018.

  • "ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTING, 10/29/2018, National Conference of State Legislatures, "... types of pre-election day voting that are available in each state. Information on the details of each category..." 
  • "Voting Information Tool, "Get ready to cast a ballot in your next election!  Find out: ...Where to vote...What's on your ballot...How to contact your election officials...Enter the address where you are registered to vote to get started
    ..."Voting Information Project (VIP), ... partnership between state election officials and Democracy Works ... to provide official and up-to-date election information.  "Gettothepolls.com is powered by the Google Civic Information API, and includes ballot data from the Center For Technology and Civic Life."
  • "Uber, Lyft, Lime and Skip offer free [and discounted] rides on Election Day;  Voters can bike, scoot, carpool or hitch a ride to go to cast their ballots." Dara Kerr, Oct 31, 2018 3:35 PM PDT, CNET
  • Also search on Internet for something like "google free public transport to vote november 6"

Nov 2 at 2pmET, first, we'll invite participants to ask their own questions or offer their own recommendations.  Then we'll continue with some of these:

  • What’s the least I can do to support constructive, deliberative discussion in higher education on some of our most controversial and important challenges? (e.g., affirmative action admission practices/policies, free speech in courses, political activities on campus, …)
  • What’s the least I can do within higher education to increase voting Nov 6?
  • Which challenges might benefit from online deliberative discussions?
  • What are some technology-related resources, strategies, activities for the above?
  • What (and who) can foster or impede effective online deliberative discussions?

 We’ll explore options like the NIFI “Deliberative Discussion” Forums:

“...shared inquiry that asks participants to talk through and weigh the costs and consequences of a variety of options of solutions to a public problem. At the heart of deliberation is the group's willingness to work through the conflicts, to accept the consequences of their choices, and to establish grounds for action."

- excerpt from “Deliberative discussion as an innovative teaching strategy,” Goodin HJ, Stein D., J Nurs Educ. 2008 Jun;47(6):272-4.

and see NIFI (National Issues Forums Institute)

We’ll consider the TLT Group’s Fundamental Questions

1. What do you most want to gain?

2. What do you most cherish and want not to lose?

Some useful resources re voting before/on Nov. 6, 2018.

  • "ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTING, 10/29/2018, National Conference of State Legislatures, "... types of pre-election day voting that are available in each state. Information on the details of each category..." 
  • "Voting Information Tool, "Get ready to cast a ballot in your next election!  Find out: ...Where to vote...What's on your ballot...How to contact your election officials...Enter the address where you are registered to vote to get started
    ..."Voting Information Project (VIP), ... partnership between state election officials and Democracy Works ... to provide official and up-to-date election information.  "Gettothepolls.com is powered by the Google Civic Information API, and includes ballot data from the Center For Technology and Civic Life."
  • "Uber, Lyft, Lime and Skip offer free [and discounted] rides on Election Day;  Voters can bike, scoot, carpool or hitch a ride to go to cast their ballots." Dara Kerr, Oct 31, 2018 3:35 PM PDT, CNET
  • Also search on Internet for something like "google free public transport to vote november 6"

Nov 2 at 2pmET, first, we'll invite participants to ask their own questions or offer their own recommendations.  Then we'll continue with some of these:

  • What’s the least I can do to support constructive, deliberative discussion in higher education on some of our most controversial and important challenges? (e.g., affirmative action admission practices/policies, free speech in courses, political activities on campus, …)
  • What’s the least I can do within higher education to increase voting Nov 6?
  • Which challenges might benefit from online deliberative discussions?
  • What are some technology-related resources, strategies, activities for the above?
  • What (and who) can foster or impede effective online deliberative discussions?

 We’ll explore options like the NIFI “Deliberative Discussion” Forums:

“...shared inquiry that asks participants to talk through and weigh the costs and consequences of a variety of options of solutions to a public problem. At the heart of deliberation is the group's willingness to work through the conflicts, to accept the consequences of their choices, and to establish grounds for action."

- excerpt from “Deliberative discussion as an innovative teaching strategy,” Goodin HJ, Stein D., J Nurs Educ. 2008 Jun;47(6):272-4.

and see NIFI (National Issues Forums Institute)

We’ll consider the TLT Group’s Fundamental Questions

1. What do you most want to gain?

2. What do you most cherish and want not to lose?

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