KF News and Ideas

Reflections on the February 2018 Presidents’ Group Meeting at Denison University

After two and a half years of animated discussion and work in an ongoing research exchange with the Kettering Foundation, a group of college presidents concerned with the civic mission of higher education gathered at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, on February 15 and 16, 2018, at the invitation of Denison’s president, Adam Weinberg.

Higher Education Exchange 2017: Deliberation as Public Judgment

The 2017 volume of HEX attempts to distill Kettering’s understanding of deliberation.

Libby Kingseed

We are deeply saddened to announce the loss of our dear and valued colleague, Libby Kingseed. She passed away suddenly as a result of a heart problem on Sunday, December 24, 2017.

Exchanging Research with Libraries and Museums

Libraries and museums are, unsurprisingly, some of Kettering’s best partners in learning.

Connections 2017: Letter from the Editors

A note about Connections 2017.

This Is Not Another “The Problem with Democracy is Voters” Think Piece

Citizen decision making has taken a lot of criticism lately.

Deliberative Pedagogy Strikes a Chord with Higher Education Looking to Spark Agency, Civic Skills in Students

Read about upcoming conference sessions.

Ben Barber and 'Strong Democracy,' Remembered

John Dedrick remembers Benjamin Barber.

Deliberative Pedagogy: What Does It Mean to Educate for Citizenship in a Democracy?

​What makes deliberative pedagogy deliberative pedagogy?

Deliberative What? Bridging Deliberation and Engagement in Higher Education

In a recent interview with the local radio station in Manhattan, Kansas, I spoke about the publication of the new book Deliberative Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning for Democratic Engagement and what it is about.