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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What is deliberative democracy?

 
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How is TDI using the term deliberative democracy?

 
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What is the role of colleges and universities in a deliberative democracy?

 
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What is the relationship between deliberative democracy and democratic dialogue and public deliberation? What's the difference between dialogue and daily conversations?

 
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You mention ground rules for dialogue and public discourse. What are they?

 
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Why is advancing deliberative democracy important?

 
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Why now?

 
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Does deliberative democracy work?

 
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What "principles and practices" is TDI seeking to promote in student learning and/or institutional governance and decision-making?

 
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Don't most colleges and universities already educate for democracy?

 
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What does my campus need to do to educate for a more just and deliberative democracy? How would we get started?

 
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We like the idea of an assessment or inventory. What kinds of things would we look for?

 
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Who joins TDI?

 
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Why should I join TDI?

 
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As a TDI member, what are my responsibilities?

 
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How will TDI do its business?

 
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There are lots of other organizations out there. What is TDI's niche?