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In partnership with the National Issues Forums (NIF) and the Kettering Foundation, the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good at the University of Michigan is hosting a training session based on the national deliberative dialogue model supported by the Kettering Foundation, entitled “Shaping Our Future: How Should Higher Education help Us Create the Society We Want?”  The purpose of the training session is to prepare student leaders on a variety of campuses to facilitate deliberative dialogues on issues regarding higher education.

“Shaping Our Future” is a part of a national discussion on higher education’s role in America’s future, which began in April 2012 and is held in communities and on campuses through the year. We hope to engage in conversations that address critique questions such as:

  • What are some concerns about the rising cost of higher education?
  • Are the nation’s colleges and universities doing a good job preparing students for the future?
  • How does higher education benefit society as a whole?

The training session will be held on February 21st, 9:00am – 4:00pm at the University of Michigan. More information can be found at the NIFI website, where you can download a copy of the issue guide and/or watch the starter video.