Dialogues for Public Life
The Dialogues for Public Life program was created to facilitate and develop the capacity of the campus and local communities to discuss challenging social issues in a productive and meaningful way. Co-sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement & Learning and The Ethics Center at UAA, the initiative was started when UAA was invited to participate as a member of a national cohort with The Kettering Foundation. The Kettering Foundation is a research organization with an interest in working with institutions of higher education that “seek to understand the challenges and opportunities associated with the public engagement and the public deliberation of pressing local or national issues.”
CESA Moderator Program
A training and mentorship program is available for students interested in learning
to moderate dialogue and deliberation events. Students are trained as event moderators
and play a crucial role in the program as they bring their insights and ideas about
the role the initiative should play on the campus community. The skills and knowledge
students gain from their participation in the program builds their competency to become
leaders upon graduation.
Meet the current team of student moderators
A limited number of CESA Moderator positions are available each semester. CESA Moderator positions are open to all majors. Students have the potential to continue as moderators for multiple semesters. For eligible students, a 1-3 credit hour tuition award is available. Students interested in learning more may email Dr. Donna Aguiniga or Dr. Stephanie Bauer.
Apply to be a CESA Moderator for Dialogues for Public Life:Download the student moderator application form
Faculty Fellows for Dialogues for Public Life
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