What We Do

What We Do

We are a network. Our members share an interest in education for a more deliberative democracy and work together to share ideas; steward and distribute knowledge; develop, validate, and disseminate practices; and encourage innovation. Members contribute resources. Members facilitate smaller communities of practice and help with TDI projects. Members host regional gatherings and get together at TDI-sponsored sessions at national conferences. Members play an active role in reaching out to others to be part of this national movement.

We are a resource to individuals and institutions. In addition to the resources on this web site, we sponsor workshops, sessions at national conferences, projects, and Webinars. We provide tailored institutional support to interested colleges and universities.

We are advocates for change in higher education. The Statement of Principles and Practices (PDF) and Catalyst Papers can be used on campuses to frame campus conversations. Contact TDI to arrange for a strategic consultation, assessment, or presentation on your campus.