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Are you interested in becoming a UHD CPD Student Associate? Please contact Dr. Windy Lawrence.
At the UHD Center for Public Deliberation (UHD CPD), we involve students to help us serve as leaders and facilitators in various community initiatives. In their involvement, students gain crucial leadership skills necessary for our communities and workplaces.
To become an Associate, students must first enroll in the beginning COMM 3318 “Facilitating Public Deliberation” course. In this course, they learn the theory, skills, and history of public deliberation in the U.S. Those students who develop a passion and excel in this course gain the opportunity to move on to take “Advanced Public Deliberation." This course is a service-learning course, taught by Dr. Windy Lawrence, where students work to solve real world problems using deliberative approaches that they have studied.
In 2009, the first team of UHD CPD Student Associates was promoted. They were invited by Achieving the Dream to help more students succeed at UHD. You can read more about this initiative here. Many of these students received scholarships to present their knowledge gained from this initiative at national conferences such as The Democracy Imperative Conference held in July of 2009 in New Hampshire. In addition, they read their final reflection essays they wrote for the course on 90.1 FM, "First Tuesdays", a radio program dedicated to the role of citizens in government. Their essays reflected on how their notions of democracy had changed since being a UHD CPD Student Associate. Their portion of the radio program can be listened to here (mp3).
2009 Student Associates
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