Discussion, Dialogue, and Deliberation: Three-D Teaching and Learning
April 2-4, 2003 at the Trinity Conference Center in Cornwall, CT

Day 1 features an opening panel on the theoretical roots and contemporary practices of democratic education and engagement. Day 2 is designed to allow participants to study and experience a range of models of democratic education and engagement, with a special session on assessment and research. Day 3 features an action forum and a closing panel. On each of the three days, participants will engage in study circles on democratic pedagogies. This design offers participants an unprecedented opportunity to advance research, programs, and activities on their own campuses.

Featured speakers include:

- Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College and author of Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria and other conversations about race?
- Richard Guarasci, President, Wagner College and author of Democratic Education in an Age of Difference
- Peter Levine, Deputy Director, Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, University of Maryland and author of The New Progressive Era: Toward a Fair and Deliberative Democracy
- Patricia Gurin, Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, researcher and one of the state's expert witnesses in Grutter v. Bollinger
- Bruce Mallory, Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, University of New Hampshire and board member, Study Circles Resource Center
- Edgar Beckham, Senior Fellow, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Dean of the College Emeriti, Wesleyan University, and former program officer, Ford Foundation Campus Diversity initiatives

Workshops include:

- Campus Conversations on Values
- Community Conversations on Race
- Study Circles Resource Center
- National Issues Forums and Issue Framing Workshops
- Intergroup Dialogue
- Case Method Teaching

About the Society for Values in Higher Education

SVHE is a fellowship of educators and others who care deeply about ethical issues - particularly integrity, diversity, social justice, and civic responsibility - facing higher education and society. Participants who join this working group can become part of a long-term SVHE initiative, the Democracy Project, which promotes democratic dialogue and action as central to quality teaching and learning. The Democracy Project works to provide resources to colleges and universities interested in being more values-conscious as dimensions of institutional mission, campus climate, and program development.

For more information, visit SVHE's main web site and follow the links (www.svhe.org).

Register online at http://istprojects.syr.edu/~svhe/AprilRegister.htm or fax the completed form to the Democracy Project at (860) 659-0222. Space is extremely limited. You will be notified within one to two weeks of the status
of your registration.

View the agenda at: http://istprojects.syr.edu/~svhe/svheDVP2/AprilAgenda.html

View a description of the working group's goals and process at: http://istprojects.syr.edu/~svhe/svheDVP2/AprilNarrative.html

You may also feel free to contact the Director of SVHE?s Democracy Project, Nancy Thomas, by phone (860-657-9907) or email (). To be notified of future gatherings, email your contact information to Nancy.

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The Dialogue to Action Initiative and www.Thataway.org ?2001 by Sandy Heierbacher and Andy Fluke.
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